|6 huge blast furnaces are the core of the ironworks|
|Impressive fan hall where wind for the blast furnace was produced|
With iron and steel, coal and coke, the Saar industry supplied the most important raw materials for German armaments production during both World Wars. The production of ammunition was the main contribution of Röchling’s iron and steel works but they also played a decisive role in a special new development: the steel helmet. The newly developed induction furnaces supplied the best steel for the manufacture of the helmets. The plant increased the capacity of the furnaces, so that 80 to 90% of the entire material for the steel helmets was produced in Völklingen.
|Carl Röchling and his family - he had 14 children|
The charge hall (Möllerhalle), where the raw materials were stored, is used for changing exhibitions. At the moment the work of African photographers was on display.
|Völklingen dominated by the ironworks|
|Nature is taking the area back again|
|@ the coking plant|
|Back to nature|
|Flower of the Day|
|Parking @ Völklingen ironworks|