The ironworks, which cover some 6 ha, dominate the city of Völklingen. Although they have recently gone out of production, they are the only intact example, in the whole of western Europe and North America, of an integrated ironworks that was built and equipped in the 19th and 20th centuries and has remained intact.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Forbach ar bn bs de en es fr hy it ps pt ro sq tr||7.5km||site_izi|
|Carrière Barrois ar de en fa fr it ku sr||9.9km||site_izi|
|Gouvy ar de en fr ku sq||11.4km||site_izi|
|Grosser Stiefel (Big Boot)||2020||17.8km||site_ao|
|The Heusweiler Motorway Faraday Cage||2010||12.2km||site_ao|
|Europe 1 Transmitter||2010||13km||site_ao|
|St Antonius (Fenne)||1963||2.9km||site_brutalism|
|Dormitory and Dining Hall, Universität des Saarlandes||14.1km||site_brutalism|
|Church of Christ the King (Christkönig)||11.8km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.