The Henrichshütte in Hattingen is the oldest blast furnace and today one of the most popular destinations in the Ruhr area. For over 150 years, until 1987, the Henrichshütte has been one of the most traditional steel manufacturing locations. Where once over 10,000 people worked, nowadays visitors can experience the history of steel production in the LWL museum, enjoy interesting exhibitions or symposiums in the Gebläsehalle (blower shed) or have an exquisite dinner at the Henrichs restaurant.
Leave the A43 at the exit Witten-Herbede and take the Wittener Straße and later Blankensteiner Straße in the direction of Hattingen. Then follow the signs “Route der Industriekultur” „LWL-Industriemuseum“.
There are enough free parking places available at the Henrichshütte Hattingen.
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The bus stations in the near of the Henrichshütte are called “Henrichshütte”, “Werksstraße” and “Industriemuseum”. To plan your individual journey please visit the vrr website.
The two nearest airports are Dortmund Airport and Düsseldorf Airport.
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