The Ermen & Engels power plant is on winter break until 23.3.2024 and is closed.
Visitors can solve challanges that already the old manufacturies had to face: How can we transport heavy materials, how can we fuel big machines and what is necessary for people to successfully work together? In "Probiert? Kapiert!" you can try all of this and solve all difficulties.
Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels
On 28.11.2020 the well-known revolutionary and theoretician on communism Friedrich Engels would have been 200 years old. He was the son of the founder of the cotton spinning mill Ermen & Engels in which the LVR-Industriemuseum in Engelskirchen is located today. To celebrate the anniversary, the museum has re-organised its introductory exhibition hall. Both the history of the Ermen & Engels factory set up by his father and also the person and the activities of the famous son are focussed on here.
In what was the doubling mill of the former Ermen & Engels cotton spinning mill, the LVR-Industriemuseum has installed gallery with a monument trail. At the centre of the permanent presentation of the monument trail is the Water Power Plant belonging to the Ermen & Engels cotton spinning mill which is to a large extent preserved.