Geschichte vor Schönheit - Was ein Industriedenkmal erzählen kann

01.09.2023, 18:30 – 20:00, Industriedenkmal

Wendeltreppe im Produktionssaal
©Jakob Bengel-Stiftung, Manuel Ocaña Mascaró

We cordially invite you to the lecture by Dr Maria Wenzel, monument expert at the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate: "History before beauty - What an industrial monument can tell" on

Friday, 1 September 2023, 18:30 at the Jakob Bengel industrial monument.

Like any other cultural monument, an industrial monument is built history. But not the beautiful and sublime history of castles and churches, but built economic history; the history of dirt, noise and hard work, but also of technical efficiency, a high degree of specialisation, inventiveness and entrepreneurship. It is a journey through the layers of time of the Bengel industrial monument in Idar-Oberstein and a review of the restoration history to date.

Dr Maria Wenzel

The lecture is part of the anniversary events to mark the 150th anniversary of Jakob Bengel, Oberstein.