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Lignite excavator F60 

The F60 is not a classic lost place, but a place worth visiting for anyone interested in technology and history. The "lying Eiffel Tower of Lusatia" provides exciting insights into mining history and uplifting views over the Lusatian Lakeland. The colossus weighs 11,000 tons, is 80 meters high, 200 meters wide and half a kilometer long. The F60 was built on site by VEB TAKRAF Lauchhammer from 1989 to 1991. This bridge is the last of five series devices built. It only worked from March 1991 to June 1992. Far-sighted citizens saved it from being scrapped. Together with the International Building Exhibition (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land, they laid the foundation stone for the most fascinating place to experience mining history in Lusatia. Mine guides invite visitors on interesting tours on the industrial giant. On the tour of the conveyor bridge, however, you should be free from giddiness. The 360 degree view over the Lausitz to the peaks of Saxon Switzerland at the top of the bridge is definitely worth it. The very brave can also rappel or simply book an off-road tour here. The area is also the scene of various concerts and festivals . The address is: Visitor mine F60 Bergheider Str. 4, 03238 Lichterfeld-Schacksdorf.

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