Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk


The museum illustrates the story of work and everyday life in this former workers’ district.

Up until the 1990s, Lübeck Herrenwyk was a typical working class area of Lübeck. The blast furnace and the Flender shipyards in the neighbouring area of Siems were the major forces dominating the townscape. The town had a unique feature in the form of a museum on the outskirts of the factory's housing estate – in a former factory outlet belonging to the blast furnace company. The permanent exhibitions show the history of the two factories and their workers, their working and living conditions, their economic and social problems. The fate of tens of thousands of forced labourers and prisoners of war who had to work and live under appalling conditions in industrial Lübeck during the Second World War is also highlighted. In addition, changing special exhibitions on economic, social and contemporary issues are also displayed.

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Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk
Kokerstraße 1-3
23569 Lübeck

Phone: 0451 - 122 4195

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