ENERGETICON: Experience the history and future of energy

In September 2014, a new permanent exhibition on the topic of energy opened in Alsdorf in the Aachen region. Located on the north-western edge of the former operational area of the "Anna" combined mine, ENERGETICON attracted around 30,000 visitors in the first year alone with the exhibition and thematically relevant seminars, workshops and events.

Engine for progress:

  • 30,000 visitors during the first year
  • playful and informative presentation of energy production and the transformation of the energy system
  • 2015 Winner of the "One Show Merit Award"
  • sophisticated learning experiences for diverse target groups

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Photo: Energeticong GmbH

ENERGETICON turns energy into an experience through interesting and informative exhibits for young and old.

ENERGETICON presents the entire history of energy from its geological source to the most advanced technologies for renewable energy conversion. Thus it forms an energy bridge between the fossil fuel industrial and the renewable industrial age: In times of difficult economic structural change, the exhibition looks back to the past while at the same time presenting perspectives for the future. Mining fossil fuels and the associated challenges right up to the need to transform the energy system are presented and explained. Thus the exhibition helps to raise awareness of the transformation of the energy system and to increase acceptance of decentralised energy generation.

There's Something for Everyone

In order to have the greatest possible effect, the permanent exhibition has to address various target groups. This is ensured by ENERGETICON through a variety of offers that invite young and old to experience and understand energy. The exhibition is self-explanatory, with information boards and stations in German and Dutch that provide more in-depth information on the exhibits and individual subject areas. Rallies, additional material and guided tours for school classes, senior groups, people with disabilities and other groups reinforce the information provided.

Photo: Energeticong GmbH

"The conversion of energy is the central theme for the history of the earth and thus of mankind. Our permanent exhibition at a former energy industry location uses this opportunity to tell the history right from the beginning up to the most advanced technologies for renewable energy conversion and the transformation of the energy system."

Mr Harald Richert, Managing Director of ENERGETICON GmbH


Partners and sponsors

  • NRW.Urban
  • Stadt Alsdorf
  • zahlreiche Kooperationsschulen, Bildungseinrichtungen, Kultureinrichtungen und sonstige Einrichtungen (wie z.B. die EnergieAgentur.NRW)
  • Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk (MWEIMH)
  • Ministerium für Bauen, Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr (MBWSV)
  • Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz (MKULNV)
  • EU-Förderung