Emsland Moormuseum is an anchor point of the EUROPEAN ROUTE OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
Europe has 1,500 sites of industrial heritage in 47 countries, including 100 anchor points, each of which is of outstanding interest regarding a topic of industrial heritage. With Europe’s largest collection devoted to peat industry and barren land cultivation, and based on its collections, exhibitions and scientific work, Emsland Moormuseum is on a par with the renowned anchor points of our European industrial heritage. In northern Germany, these include the Upper Harz mining system with the Rammelsberg mines, the buildings of Nordwolle in Delmenhorst, the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg and the Historical Technical Museum in Peenemünde, while North Rhine-Wesphalia boasts massive coal mining and iron processing facilities, and southern Germany the Völklingen Ironworks.
The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) brings all our industrial heritage sites together in a network, which it activates for tourism; 1,500 sites are interlinked via the 100 anchor points, 20 regional routes and 13 thematic routes.