Nowhere else do you get closer to the history of FERROPOLIS. With this tour of the almost 2,000 ton spreader ‘Gemini’, 1022 A2s 2240, you can follow the path of the waste via the 60 meter long boom. The technology fascinates and tells us of the everyday world in the opencast mine. In the Machine House with the two-part large-scale machines you breath in the smell of oil from its active days.
The excavator can be entered individually, but is it also a part of the guided tours. Whoever joins in this adventure should be good on their feet and not prone to dizziness. In case of heavy rain or sleet this climbing tour is not recommended.
In FERROPOLIS you can follow an audio guide or be escorted around the site by one of our guest tour guides. During the tours you learn everything worth knowing about the history of opencast mining in the region, the history of the Golpa-Nord and how FERROPOLIS was made from this opencast mine.
Sights include the five large-scale opencast mining machines, the 25,000 spectator Arena, the 30 kV station and signs of nature on the artificial peninsula in the newly created Gremminer Lake.
The audio guide can be borrowed for the price of 1.00 Euro, and can be used by two people at the same time.
On weekends there are regular tours at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00, given by a guest tour guide. The price for the tours is 1.00 Euro in addition to the entry fee.
Reserved tours are available at all times. The cost for these tours is 35 Euros per group. Guided bicycle tours of industrial culture starting at FERROPOLIS are also possible.
In addition, a really special tour can also be booked with:
Evening Tour with Dinner Menu
An unforgettable evening in Ferropolis:
We warmly invite you in the Excavator City of Ferropolis to an Excavator City Three Course Menu with evening tour. The team of the Osteria in the Orangery welcomes you with a view of the Excavator City and culinary surprises.
Experience mining history through sounds and images with guest tour guide Martina Wormuth.
begin (exhibition hall): 18:45
Begin (dinner): 19:30
Excavator City Tour: 21:00 (ca.)
End: 22:00 (ca.)
Price: €59.00 (incl. three course menu with a welcome drink and evening tour)
Please reserve by calling this number: 034953-351 25 (Isa Feller)