Tours into the Landscape of Opencast Mines

Time Line

Karsten Feucht and Rainer Düvell developed the concept of Opencast Mine Exploration for the Senses.
Beginning of the guided tours “Canyons, Steppes and Steel Giants” under the direction of IBA
Common integrated courses for tour guides with the employees of the IBA projects: Visitors’ Mine F60, Raddusch Slavic Fort, Plessa Power Plant, Pritzen Art Landscape, and the IBA Centre in Großräschen-Süd
Scientific investigation into the Opencast Mine Explorations for the Senses
The theatre play “All lost – All gained?” in the opencast mine (director: Jürg Montalta); former inhabitants of the excavated section of Bückgen present their experiences
Last guided tours “Canyons, Steppes and Steel Giants” in October, more than 100 visitors for each tour
Beginning of the flooding of the “Großräschen lake”; Start of the walking tour „Journey to Mars” in the area of the open cast mine, wich is not flooded yet; demand for offroad vehicle/jeep tours is growing; first guided tours in Welzow with the approach: guiding perception; focussing on the complexity and contradictions of energy production; providing space for expansion of the concept: direct observation in a “live” coal mine
“Journey to Mars” became most booked tour of IBA-Tourism; IBA-Terraces establish themselves permanently as the tourist destination for the landscape change; Courses for tour guides; guided tours; the Day of Tourism in Welzow in cooperation with the Mining Tourism Association
“Journey to Mars” remains top seller within the IBA-Tours; furthermore Concept and construction in Welzow of a centre especially dedicated to tourism, courses, the opencast mine region
“Jorney to Mars” reached 10.000 guests since the first tour; Inauguration of the visitor centre “excursio”; beginning of the school year for tour guides and scouts; continuation of the concept Opencast Mine Exploration for the Senses and tourism courses offered by excursio in Welzow.

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last update: 1/26/2017 13:13

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