Uncovering Different Levels of Reality

Every visitor experienced the pit in a very individual way depending on their background (e.g. former miners, former inhabitants of excavated villages, and people without any reference to the region). Through their remarks, different levels of the reality of the site began to surface: one felt as if placed into an unreal world. In the imagination of another a landscape was generated that he compared to other places of the world. In contrast, the former miner, found himself in his “opencast pit number 244,” while the resettled villagers remembered their home forever lost.

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last update: 1/26/2017 13:13

Tours into the Landscape of Opencast Mines

The Opencast Mine Explorations for the Senses were regularly conducted for five years and the public was very responsive. Often more than 100 visitors participated in a single hike, and this, in turn, had many effects on the IBA process. read more

Tours into the Lake Land

Under the slogan “From desert to water,” the emerging Lusatian Lake Land can be best explored by bicycle, raft or mini van. read more

Tours to Industrial Sites

“Touring the ENERGY Route” – production sites that once were off-limits for visitors are today regarded as tourist attractions. read more

Tours to the Border Landscapes

Bus tours to the German-Polish border landscapes took visitors “From Pückler’s Park to the Geo Park.” read more

Tours of Cultural Landscapes

“About old and new cultural sites” – a bus tour through cultural landscapes affected by mining. read more