Bad Nauheim is part of the ?Route of Industrial Culture"
This route in the region Rhine-Main, created in 2000, is part of the EC project "Sustainable and Accessible Urban Landscape" and leads to listed industrial monuments as well as to modern outstanding industrial buildings and facilities, which form a regions culture. They are open for visitors once a year during the "Week of Industrial Culture".
Since December 2010 Bad Nauheim belongs to this route, presenting 21 industrial facilities, a lot of them with the main focus on Art Nouveau Heritage which is unique in Europe.
Examples are the central engine hall from 1906 with its ice-production, electric power station and district heating and the nearby steam laundry. Fascinating too is the distribution of the thermal waters with its complicated pipe system underneath the spa complex "Sprudelhof". All these examples are technical masterpieces and were up to date at this time.
Moreover the salt production is an important part of Bad Nauheim industrial history, actually being the origin of the later spa development. The old saline building, the saline works, the big water wheels and windmills testify to that time.
Further information: www.route-der-industriekultur-rhein-main.de