Interactive Map

In the interactive map, you can easily and visibly look at the Latvian and Estonian industrial heritage sites, you will find information about industrial heritage objects that are open to visitors and offer special tours, educational expositions and other exciting activities. The map provides information about the exact location of the objects, their description and photo galleries. Most sites also offer several virtual tours that will allow you to discover more about this destination.
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Industrial heritage

Industrial heritage is a part of our cultural heritage. It demonstrates the development of industrial technology, the changing production methods and working conditions, and helps us to understand the history and development of society more broadly.
The oldest preserved industrial heritage in Estonia and Latvia goes back to the 18th century, when the two countries were under the power of the Russian Empire, and major businesses and land holdings were in the hands of the privileged Baltic German aristocracy. In the countryside, the right to engage in commerce belonged to the manor lords; in the cities – to the guilds and shops.

Nowadays, industrial heritage can be seen in the form of historic factories, water towers, mills, railways, lighthouses, other buildings of that age as well as historic documents.

Industrial heritage tourism is a growing trend, and an excellent opportunity to preserve and present old production facilities, equipment, and the skills of using them.

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Application for European Heritage Days 2021 announced!

🎯We invite the owners and managers of cultural heritage sites related to transport and movement to apply for the sites for this year's European Cultural Heritage Days!...

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Industrial heritage in 3rd place in communication!

Industrial heritage occupies the honorable 3rd place in the field of communication in the media during the last 3 years!...

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