The Völklingen Ironworks steel mill aka “Völklinger Hütte” was closed down 1986.
On 17 December 1994, the Völklinger Hütte World Cultural Heritage Site became the first purely industrial monument to be included in UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.
Especially for people interested in traditional industrial history and of course for photographers it is always worth a visit.
It is allowed to take photos inside the steel mill, except for the art exhibitions which take place inside.
If you plan to take you photo equipment inside, you should report at the ticket counter and sign a form.
You can take photos only for your personal use, no commercial use or sales on stockophoto sites are allowed.
The City of Völklingen is located between Saarbrücken and Saarlouis, about 150km west of Karlsruhe and 130km northwest of Strasbourg. It is also easy to reach from Luxembourg.
In case you travel there with your #BEV (electric or hybrid driven car), you chan recharge your battery for free with solar energy during your stay. Also they provide chargers for e-bikes and space for RV Campers.
Not far away and suitable for a day-trip is Trier, the oldest city of Germany with the famous Porta Nigra.
On the way to Trier we stopped also at Mettlach, a nice horseshoe bend of the Saar river, the Saarschleife – This photo is available for licensing on AdobeStock
In this gallery you find some of my photos I took during my visit at the Völklinger Hütte
Other photos of steel mills which are available for licensing you find on AdobeStock: