Update date: 14 January 2010
Author: rafal

Monuments of Technology opened in Europe

Historic Coal Mine "GUIDO" in Zabrze and Tychy Brovarium Zywiec Brewery Museum, the European Route of Industrial Heritage ERIH.

The Historic Coal Mine "GUIDO" in Zabrze Deputy Zbyszek Zaborowski received the Act of Accession ERIH route network.

Monuments of Technology became one of 13 regional routes in the ERIH, and three of his points - Historic Mine "GUIDO", Tyskie Brovarium Zywiec Brewery and Museum - the so-called. "Anchor points" of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.Act of Accession, and sign holders to join the ERIH, which will hang in the top three places of the route, gave Dr. Meinrad Grewenig - President of the Association of ERIH, while CEO Völklingen - European Centre for Arts and Cultural Industry.

"Monuments of Technology is one example of cooperation Silesian Province and North Rhine-Westphalia. It was modeled on the solutions of the Industrial Heritage Trail in the Ruhr. It is encouraging that so quickly managed to build a unique tourism product in the province of Silesia, who three years later became part of European industrial heritage "- said Deputy Zaborowski at the ceremony.

With the accession to the ERIH the top three places of the route will become central points of the network, and all the Monuments of Technology one of the thirteen European regional routes. Information about the various points throughout the trail and I'll be available on the ERIH website and each of the points of the network. There will also be promoted in joint marketing activities.

"I am impressed by what I saw while visiting the monuments of former industrial Zabrze. So well-preserved and operating steam engine as in the Open Air Museum "Queen Louise" is not in Europe. I'm sure the Monuments of Technology now attract crowds of tourists from many countries of our continent "- said Dr. Grewenig.

During the ceremony at the 320 mine "Guido" has opened an exhibition showing the most notable ERIH route. The meeting was also attended by President Zabrze Malgorzata Manka-Szulik and guests from Germany: Peter Backes from Völklingen, Jolanta Nölle - Zollverein Foundation Board, and Rainer Klenner from the Ministry of Construction and Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia, in charge of industrial heritage.

European Route of Industrial Heritage (called the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH)) is a network of over 800 European industrial heritage.

The project aims to highlight the common European heritage, industrial and tourist promotion of the places connected with the history of the industry. Currently, the European Route of Industrial Heritage passes through Britain, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany.

Model for the project was ERIH Route of Industrial Heritage in the Ruhr, the largest tourism network that connects industrial heritage. ERIH took over the structure of this network - the so-called. anchor points (the most important and most attractive tourist destinations of European industrial history) spread smaller regional or thematic trails.
ERIH route system currently consists of three main elements: The main trail is composed of anchor points, objects of great historical importance and tourist, which were selected by the expert committee on the basis of defined quality criteria. Regional routes were also in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands (the story of the industry they represent different regions in Europe) and 10 of the European Thematic Trails (presenting a detailed history of major industries) in 23 countries in Europe.

Monuments Trail is the first route from Central and Eastern Europe, which has been completely written to the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Ultimately ERIH project supported by the European Union are:
  • 66 anchor points in 7 countries
  • 188 facilities in 10 regional routes in 4 countries
  • a further 575 sites in 10 European routes thematic
  • a total of 830 sites in 29 European countries,
  • 101 biography
  • brief description of European industrial history and industrial history of the six countries,
  • 11 descriptions of the history of industrial branches, which were presented at the European thematic routes,
  • about 200 links to industry and cultural networks and organizations, including UNESCO world heritage sites related to industry,
  • 1300 links to websites described places and regions.