Technical attractions

Technical developments and scientific curiosity have led to visible changes in how people coexist and interact over the centuries. While some magnificent past achievements have now virtually disappeared from memory, others are still impressing people with their audacity and bearing witness to the genius of their inventors in the present day. Central Germany is rich in technical monuments, which comes as no surprise given that skilled crafts and agriculture, trade, industry and transportation have always played a strong role in the personal and working lives of local residents. These impressive examples of technical innovation not only bear witness to technical history but also provide an insight into the periods in which they were created, their social surroundings and people’s continuous pursuit of ways to make life more pleasant, convenient and profitable.