The history of the rolling mill and its significance

Knowledge breathes rolling mill

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The history of the rolling mill and its significance for the Wisserland region Ore mining and iron smelting characterised the Wisserland region for centuries.
The 1.5-hour guided tour takes us back to the days of the coal and steel industry. Industrialisation gained momentum with the construction of the tinplate rolling mill. The number of "rolling millers" rose from 300 to 3000 employees. Every day, 90 works buses travelled from the Westerwald to the Sieg. Workers' housing estates, "directors' villas" and a football stadium still bear witness to what was once the largest and most modern tinplate rolling mill in Europe. The dark times in the history of the "WERK" from 1940 to 1945 are also illuminated.
Where rollers once roared, the smell of iron and grease was in the air and the air shimmered with heat in the days of the Alfredhütte and the hot rolling mill, you will now find the "kulturWERKwissen".
Knowledge breathes rolling mill Participation in all guided tours is at your own risk!

Price Information

Cost: €5 per person, children up to and including 14 years free, maximum number of participants 20 people. The participation fee must be paid on site to Mrs Weber. If there are fewer than 10 paying participants, a flat rate of €50 will be charged for the guided tour.

Brief description

Knowledge breathes rolling mill

Meeting Point

Tourist-Information Wisserland
Im Regio Bahnhof
Bahnhofstraße 2
57537 Wissen
Telefon 0 27 42 26 86

Arrival Information

Car parks: "Im Buschkamp" car park in Wissen, car parks in the old town in Wissen (near the starting point), car parks in Walzwerkstraße, e.g. at kulturWERKwissen (this is where the tour ends).

Contact and directions

Bahnhofstr. 2 (im RegioBahnhof)
57537 Wissen