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.