The Opencast Mine as Stage

The emotional potential that lies in the complex context of coal mining, the destruction of villages, and the new vision of a landscape of lakes became apparent in stories told by the participants in the tour. The potential was so powerful that it gave birth to artistic projects e.g. the theatre play, “All lost - all gained?” staged in 2005 by the Swiss director Jürg Montalta with former inhabitants of the excavated section of Bückgen. Finally that potential also led to the large-scale art project “Paradise 2” that involved thousands of men and women from Lusatia as actors as part of the final presentation conducted by the IBA in 2010.

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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