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Spotlight on "industrial culture" in Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Cultural festival in September highlights maritime, industrial museums and monuments

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is gearing up to host over 250 events in 122 monuments at 58 locations on September 28 -29, 2019 when the “Days of Industrial Culture on the Waterfront” launch from Cuxhaven to Schwerin, Ostholstein to Allertal and in Hamburg. Ports, locks, lighthouses, water towers, factories and power stations are among the venues offering diverse events.

Region’s myriad industrial landscape

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region has industrial landscapes along the Elbe, its tributaries and waterways, which have led to countless, historical industrial plants and museums that offer guided tours, demonstrations, sightseeing and interactive activities. They include the industrial museum in Elmshorn or the Fischereihafen in Cuxhaven as well as the port of Altona, the steam ice-breaker “Stettin”, the Kaltehofe waterworks or the Veringkanal lock in Wilhelmsburg.

17,000 visitors in 2017

Several industrial monuments are taking part in the festival for the first time this year. The Maritime Tradition Centre in Wismar is offering guided tours while the Zülow hydroelectric power station in Sternberg will demonstrate its working methods and shed light on industrial history. The “Days of Industrial Culture on the Waterfront” are held every two years and attracted 17,000 in 2017. The programme is available online.

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Hamburg Marketing supporting project

The “Days of Industrial Culture on the Waterfront” are organised every two years by the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, which is a member of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). Hamburg Marketing GmbH is supporting the project for the first time this year. “The future is built on tradition, which is why we are delighted to be able to support this year’s ‘Industrial Heritage Days’. Our region is characterized by water like no other. Harbours, ships, locks or lighthouses are witnesses to the industrial heritage and a breeding ground for today’s innovations and new technologies, for start-ups and talents from the region. They are the foundation for the industry of the future,” said Martina Beutler, Project Manager.

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