Steel is an indispensable part of our daily lives – and it’s evolving all the time.
In tandem with other materials steel is opening up previously unimaginable possibilities, it’s bringing e-mobility to our roads and it’s irreplaceable in numerous applications in the renewable energy sector.
But how is steel made? What happens in a blast furnace? And why are there 2,500 different kinds of steel?
You can find out all about this at thyssenkrupp. We invite you to immerse yourself in the Steel Experience and witness advanced steel production at first hand. Our tour guides will tell you all about our production processes and our high-tech steel products and innovations.
You can book tours and send requests to the Visitor Center directly using our online booking tool.
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Your safety is our priority
During a plant tour you will experience production processes at close hand. Your personal safety is a priority.
Please therefore make sure that all participants observe the safety and clothing rules. You will receive the necessary personal protective equipment on site. During the visit please follow the instructions of our experienced guides.
Sturdy, enclosed shoes and dirt-resistant clothing covering the whole body must be worn – even in hot summer temperatures. Please understand that we will not allow you to enter the plant area without appropriate clothing.
People with limited mobility, wheelchair users and wearers of active medical implants (e.g. pacemakers) are advised not to take part. For safety reasons pregnant women are not permitted to enter gas hazard areas.
The diversity of our plant sites
From hot metal iron to finished product, you will learn all about the diversity of modern steel production at our plant sites. Our team carries out tours at various sites. They are managed centrally from Duisburg.
Duisburg is Europe’s biggest steelmaking site. The thyssenkrupp site is almost five times as big as Monaco. The full steelmaking process can be experienced here first-hand. In our panorama cinema you will learn all about steel from different perspectives. On the site you will be given an insight into the world of blast furnaces, melt shops and rolling mills, and get an impression of steel’s innovation potential.
Plant tour meeting point:
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG – Visitor center
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 100, near Gate 1 (parking area P1)
At Andernach in Rhineland-Palatinate you can experience how steel is processed into food, drinks and paint cans. The world’s biggest packaging steel manufacturing site produces wafer-thin tinplate. With thicknesses down to 0.1 mm it’s hardly thicker than a human hair. Packaging steel provides 100 percent product protection and is an ecological top performer: it can be recycled again and again without any loss of quality.
If you are interested, send your request directly to Andernach. Separate terms apply for tours of this site.