We bring past and present into harmony – and fascinating stories to light.

We have made it our mission to secure a new, firmly established place for industrial monuments: in the heart of the present day. So we’re not only focusing intensively on monumental testimonies of the industrial era, but are also making them tangible for the public. With tours. With exhibitions. With events. With new uses. And first and foremost: together with the people from then and now.

The Foundation for the Preservation of Industrial Monuments and Historical Culture is Germany’s only foundation that fully and entirely focuses on the preservation of high-profile industrial monuments. In doing so, we consider our mission to be the development of concepts for the preservation and conversion of the imposing buildings, to research them scientifically – and to bring their fascinating stories to light on into the future, too.


In 1995, an instrument to master structural change in North Rhine-Westphalia was created with the Foundation for the Preservation of Industrial Monuments and Historical Culture

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Currently, the Foundation takes care of 14 monument locations throughout all of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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The Visit section contains all important information for visitors of our monument locations regarding planned events, tour offers, prices and different ways to get there. 

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Honorary Work

Nothing works without our partners!

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Getting married, celebrating birthdays, holding meetings – some of our monuments are already being used in new ways, others are waiting to do this, too.

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