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All About the Coal (Groups)

A bus tour through the Rhenish lignite mining area

The bus tour begins with a visit to the exhibition for the Rhenish lignite mining area at Paffendorf Castle in Bergheim. Once on site one of our tour guides will use area maps, surface mining models and many other exhibits to demonstrate the development and production of Rhenish lignite and its exploitation.

Afterwards, you can gaze from the viewing platform at Hambach/Garzweiler at the giant bucket wheel excavator. At the edge of the mining area and during the tour, you will receive information on recultivation measures as well as the villages that need to yield because of the ongoing mining, contrasted by the new settlement sites of those villagers.

The transfer is not included in the price. Organization may be arranged on request.

Travel periodPrice - Groups
February to mid-december245,00 Euro
10:00-13:00 h or 14:00-17:00 hIt is not possible to join an existing group.