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Merkers salt mine
Germany
The world’s deepest bar at 800 meters depth in the Merkers salt mine. The Merkes community is located in the federal land of Thüringen. The mine is famous for it’s large amounts of Nazi gold, and many stolen works of art which were hidden by the Nazi and discovered by the US Army in 1945. General Dwight D. Eisenhower himself went into the mine in April 1945 in order to examine the find. After the Jalta agreement, after which Thüringen was ceded to the Soviet Union, the whole treasure was already in a safe place in the USA, so all the Soviets found was an empty mine. The mine itself went out of business after the German union in the early 1990s. Today, it’s turned into an „Erlebnisbergwerk“ (adventure mine), offering guided tours, concerts, and even a high rope course in 600 meters depth.
Copyright: Alexander Jensko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9848x4924
Taken: 19/10/2011
Uploaded: 23/10/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: merkers; thüringen; germany; history; nazi; gold; treasure; schatz; kunst; werk; erlebnis; tour; salz; salt; bergwerk; adventure; experience; untertage; deeep
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