The Burden Shed

Year of construction: 1913
In operation: 73 years until the works were shut down

Coming from Völklingen Station, locomotives pulled the heavily laden ore wagons into the interior of the burden shed. The ore, sorted according to type, was offloaded into the various silos. The track on which the raw materials were transported into the works is preserved to this day. It can be recognised more easily from the maintenance platforms, which visitors can now walk on and which offer an impressive panoramic view of the shed.

With the construction of the burden shed in 1913, the architects broke new ground. The industrial building was one of the first constructions of its size to be erected using reinforced concrete.

The Burden Shed today

After the closure of the Völklingen Ironworks, the task was to find a new use for this striking building with its 3,000 m2 of floor space. The Ferrodrom moved into the basement in 2004.
moved in. The bunker pockets, in which the valuable iron ores and sinter were stored during operating hours, were connected by cuts in the side walls and a unique exhibition space was created. It was opened with the exhibition The "11th of September" with works by members of the Magnum photo agency. 

Treppen und Stege der Möllerhalle
Treppen und Stege in der Möllerhalle
Möllerhalle mit der Ausstellung "1986- Zurück in die Gegenwart"
Möllerhalle mit der Ausstellung "1986 - Zurück in die Gegenwart". Fotografien von Michael Kerstgens
Förderband zum Befüllen der Möllerbunker
Transportband zur Verteilung von Erz und Sinter in die Silos
Urban Art Biennale  Jean Michel Basquiat  von Jef Aérosol
Urban Art Biennale: Jean Michel Basquiat von Jef Aérosol, 2017
Die Möllerhalle | Sicherheitshinweise
Die Möllerhalle | Sicherheitshinweise
Erinnerungen III
Christian Boltanski Installation "Erinnerungen. Souvenirs. Memoires."
Moellerhalle ser 02 11
Blick über die Silotaschen der Möllerhalle