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Ferropolis, Grafenhainichen

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Ferropolis, "the city of iron" is an open museum of old huge industrial machines in Gräfenhainichen, a city between Wittenberg and Dessau, Germany. It's an open-air museum which contains machines from the mid-twentieth century. They can measure to 30 meters high, 120 meters long and weigh up to 1980 tons. Moreover, the area is used for several events like opera or music festivals like the Splash! Festival, Melt! Festival and the "Ferropolis in Flammen" ("Ferropolis in flames").
The museum is located on the site of a former strip mining operation. The minister of finance of the Saxony-Anhalt formally created the project on the 14th of December 1995. In December 2005 the museum was integrated into the "European Route of Industrial Heritage".
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  • Visited for Melt Festival, Ferropolis took every of our breath! The large machineries offer a great view and the lake nearby makes you feel near the sea!! A great plave for concerts and a great place....  more »
  • The huge mining machines give this place a nice industrial feeling, which is a strange, but amazing combination with the beautiful lake, beaches and surrounding woods. It's an excellent location for.....  more »
  • We had an amazing weekend here during the Whole Festival. Couldn't have wished for a better location. There is everything you need, beach, water, nature, very cool and beautiful constructions, the food court was amazing (loved the vegan options!), and there were 3 stages. One on the beach, one in a tree house and one on a field. Car park was very conveniently located as well. All in all, perfect festival location.
  • I visited this place during the Bergmannsfest. I liked the venue with large mining machines, family friendly festival, great food and atmosphere. I recommend!
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