The Völklingen Ironworks flooded in red light
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte | Oliver Dietze
At the end of the anniversary year, the world's first dry gas purification system II and the central control system of the blast furnace control station will open up two important elements of the ironworks and historical testimonies to industrial culture to the public for the first time. The dry gas purification system from 1917 is a masterpiece of technical history. From the blast furnace control station, the last blast furnace at the ironworks was shut down on July 4, 1986, at the push of a button, bringing the era of iron production to an end.