Bike tour to the Stahl-Hütte World Heritage Site


The Unesco World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte is only 8 km away from Utopia by bike. Experience the steel production and then at Utopia the wonderful riding experience that only a steel frame can offer.

Info from RadRatgeber about the Völklinger Hütte and Musee-de-la-Mine

On Saturday, 11.7.15 from 11 am Ines Meier invites you:

Bicycle tour to the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte.

  • The world's only preserved ironworks from the heyday of the iron and steel industry has been closed since 1986 and has been placed under a preservation order.
  • Today an exciting theme and adventure park of industrial culture with gigantic machines and six blast furnaces, steel production life.
  • Then we go to France to the historic mine "La Mine Wendel" and the Musée Les Mineurs Wendel in Petite-Roselle, the great mining museum in Europe.
  • But there is not only culture. True to the Saarland motto "Haupsach, gudd gess", Ines Meier also makes a stop for refreshments.

The end is around 5 pm.

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  • You can ride the tour with your own bike
  • or - if available - get a rental bike from Utopia.
  • Please let us know your bike preference and body size 10 days before the ride.
  • We look forward to seeing you!

Ines Meier and the Utopia Team

Hints for the ride:

  • Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. Utopia parking lot.
  • Start and arrival: 11 a.m. at Utopia until about 5 p.m. Length: about 22 km
  • Visit to the world cultural heritage approx. 3 hours
  • Entrance fee world cultural heritage: 15,00 € ( per person
  • Visit to the mine will be decided spontaneously.
  • Responsible for route guidance and all questions is Ines Meier.
  • She will be in the lead and should not be overtaken.
  • At the end there is always the same person who makes sure that nobody gets stuck.
  • On public roads please follow the traffic rules
  • always ride one behind the other, especially on the winding uphill sections.
  • You ride at your own risk.
  • The tour has about 150 meters of altitude, most of it with a mild gradient on the railway line of the old mine.
  • The route leads over roads, forest paths, railway tracks and also car roads.
  • Not suitable for bikes with narrow tyres.
  • Please take drinking bottles with you!

We look forward to seeing you! Enjoy the next day at the Utopia summer festival!

Info from RadRatgeber about the Völklingen Ironworks and Musee-de-la-Mine