Industrial heritage in the Lusatian Lakeland
Mining and coal production have shaped Lusatia since the mid-19th century and have given the region a distinct industrial character. In the past, the monumental buildings and fascinating sites of the region’s energy industry were closed to the public. But now, some former power stations and briquette factories in the Lusatian Lakeland have opened their doors to visitors. These technological relics are silent witnesses of a long-past era of busy mining activity. Now, they take on a new role as landmarks, museums and event venues, providing a striking backdrop that keeps the memory of their industrial past alive. A variety of interactive tours are available that offer you insights into current mining activities in the area and take you on an unforgettable adventure among giant engineering wonders and eerie canyon landscapes.