The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is the only fully preserved ironworks of industrial culture. It shows outstanding exhibitions on an international level.In 2015 the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is to be represented by its own stand at the “Culture Lounge” at the ITB. The central exhibition themes for 2015 are the worlds of the pharaohs and the art which developed out of graffiti. The “UrbanArt Biennale®” at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen is one of the most significant exhibitions of Urban Art in Europe. In the “UrbanArt Biennale® 2015” particular emphasis is being placed on Urban Art in Arab countries and Egypt.
Until Sunday 12nd April 2015 the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks carries its visitors off into Ancient Egypt. "Egypt - Gods. Humans. Pharaohs." displays the realm of the gods and the everyday world of Ancient Egyptian culture of four thousand years before Christ. The 250 high quality exhibits are from the Museo Egizio in Turin, the oldest museum of Egyptology in the world, possessing one of the most important collections of Ancient Egyptian culture. Almost all of the exhibits will be on view in Germany for the very first time. On Saturday 18th July 2015 the “Electro-Magnetic” festival will transform the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks into one of the largest and most extraordinary electro clubs in Germany. The open-air festival links electronic music of the highest level with the industry culture of the Völklingen Ironworks and light art into a unified work of art in itself.
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