“Canyons, Steppes and Steel Giants”

Through the institute’s method of “Wahrnehmungswerkstatt” or workshop for perception, the first extensive IBA tour “Canyons, Steppes and Steel Giants” was conceived in 2002. A hike lasting nearly four hours took visitors into the pit of the former Meuro opencast mine where until the late 1990s 350 million tons of coal had been mined. Six kilometres long, three kilometres wide, and up to 70 metres deep, this pit will hold 150 million cubic metres of water. In 2007 flooding began to transform it into the future Lake Großräschen.

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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