Creating and exchanging knowledge
Between Esch-sur-Alzette and Schifflange lies an industrial area that today bears the name Metze Schmelz. Iron and steel were processed here for around 150 years before the closure of the steelworks was announced in 2011. However, the site was not abandoned.
In 2019, a handful of enthusiasts came together and an idea was born, a vision for the future of immense importance. Today's FerroForum - a creative, educational and documentation centre with the aim of preserving and promoting the cultural, industrial and craft heritage - opened its doors just in time for the start of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022.
What was once the abandoned central workshop of the Esch-Schifflange industrial site was subsequently transformed, with a great deal of effort and craftsmanship, into a place of discovery and encounters, of sharing knowledge and anecdotes, a home for anyone who has a burning passion for iron and steel. You too can acquire a little SavoirFER during a visit.