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Ferropolis 3
Germany

You are taking a journey into the past and the future. Five disused bucket wheel excavators and continuous bucket dredgers as well as stackers, each up to 130 meters long and 30 meters high, are located on a peninsula in the lake Gremmin: in a whole 7000 tonnes of industrial history.



Once, here was the central office of the brown coal open mine Golpa-Nord, which was flooded in the meantime. Until 1991 brown coal had been extracted around the peninsula. Then the open mines’ giant equipment – monuments of the machine age- should have been scrapped.


But former mine workers and visionaries associated with the BAUHAUS Dessau saved the steel colossuses and grouped them into an impressive ensemble.


FERROPOLIS is a living museum abuzz with fitting scenery for concerts and events.



And FERROPOLIS stands for recreation for one whole day - An island far away from the everyday life, a spot full of energy

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Copyright: Clemens Scharmann
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10732x5366
Taken: 24/02/2016
Uploaded: 24/02/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: museum; ferropolis; braunkohlebagger
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