Grafik Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels


Group of adults on a guided tour of the museum

The historic Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels (Power Plant) and also the Oelchenshammer (Forging Hammer) are the ideal destination for company and association excursions or tours with friends and relatives. We would be happy to compile an individual programme for you.

Flywheel in the generator room

“With the current” at Ermen & Engels

The turbine room of the water Power Plant and the steam engine of the historic cotton spinning mill give a vivid impression of how electricity was generated at the first electricity generating plant in Germany.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Price: 50 € per group

Site: Ermen & Engels Cotton Spinning Mill

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Museum educator shows children how to make paper

Childhood in Alte Dombach around 1850

The paper maker’s children, Gertrud and Johann Berg, lived and worked in the paper mill. During a guided tour around the museum girls and boys learn how they lived and what work they had to perform in the paper mill.

Age: 4 - 11 years / Kindergarten – 3rd class

Duration: approx. 1 hour (plus paper-making time)

Price: 40 € per group

We recommend that two guided tours be booked for groups with more than 20 participants and the group be split up accordingly.

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Water wheel on the Oelchenshammer

The Last Hammer

During this guided tour you experience the last functioning water-powered forging hammer in the Oberbergisches Land in a unique manner. With the idyllic mill pond, the waterwheels and hammers, the complex which is more than 200 years old presents a vivid picture of how steel was once produced using fire and water.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Price: 50 € per group (40 € for school classes)

Site: Oelchenshammer (from April to October)

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Museum blacksmith at work

Hot Forging

You experience the historic forging hammer in action and the work of the museum forger at the hammer and chimney. At the same time you learn fascinating facts about iron extraction and steel processing in the Bergisches Land

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Price: 70 € per group (50 € for school classes)

Site: Oelchenshammer (from April to October)

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