Oldisleben sugar factory
An industrial monument
The last remaining industrial stack made with bricks is visible from quite a distance, and as you get closer, an amazing factory emerges in which sugar was extracted from beets for over 100 years. Finally closed in 1990, the Oldisleben sugar factory was considered a museum piece in the final decades of operations, and was officially designated a heritage property in 1989.
Historic building materials dating back to 1872, such as shellbearing limestone, cast iron pillars, huge steam turbines and impressive boilers, just to name a few of the details, remain largely intact and invite visitors to see for themselves how a sugar factory operated in the 19th and 20th centuries. Südzucker is conscious of its responsibility and takes pains to maintain this unique engineering monument. You get the impression that the next beet campaign will be able to start right on schedule ...
Opening hours and guided tours
Guided tours are available from May to October on request. Included in each tour is a presentation of the film "Die letzte Kampagne" (the last campaign). On "Tag des offenen Denkmals" (open house for heritage buildings, second Sunday in September) the factory also opens its doors: Tours start at 10:00 a.m. – no advance notice required. On "Tag des offenen Denkmals" (open house for heritage buildings, second Sunday in September) the factory also opens its doors: Tours start at 10:00 a.m. – no advance notice required.
Zuckerfabrik Oldisleben – Technisches Denkmal
Esperstedter Straße 9
06577 An der Schmücke
Phone: +49 34673 91206
To website: www.kulturstaatsministerin.de