entrance free
Discover Industrial Culture

LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs


One free entry to the permanent exhibition. Is not valid for special events and special exhibitions.

Welcome to Solingen, the "City of Blades". In the 19th century, the town was one single workshop that produced knives, scissors and swords for the whole world – at Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs [Hendrich's drop forge] too. Here you can still see how red-hot slugs are forged into scissor blanks in loud noisy, bashing and hissing conditions. The museum vividly tells the story of the Solingen cutlery industry, while the former company villa gives you a glimpse into bourgeois life around 1900 in an exhibition.

Address & Contact

Merscheider Straße 289 – 297
42699 Solingen
Tel. 02234 9921555

opening hours

Tues-Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat & Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Public holidays: www.industriemuseum.lvr.de
Machine demonstrations continuously during opening hours
Closed: 20.02. - 25.02. & 21.12. - 31.12.

Info Hotline
+49 1806.1816180
(€ 0,20/call from German landline;
€ 0,60/call from the mobile phone network.)

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