Highlights & Recommendations
A visit to the “Iron City”
For a century, these giants dug their shovels deep into the earth hunting for lignite. Today, the excavators are an open-air museum forming the backdrop of an award-winning event venue.
International festivals, such as Melt!, and major events, such as the Pyrogames or the Fischerman’s Friend StrongmanRun, attract thousands of people to this site every year. The “Iron City” of the flooded Golpa-Nord mine is one of the most impressive examples of the structural change that took place in the region between Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Wittenberg.
Adults: € 6 p.p.
Reduced: € 3 p.p.
Children under 6 years free
Family ticket (2 adults and max. 4 children): € 14
FERROPOLIS – Stadt aus Eisen
Museum und Veranstaltungen
Tel.: 034953 - 35125
Life and work of Paul Gerhardt
Erected between 1830 and 1844, the classicist Paul Gerhardt Chapel honors the Protestant hymn writer Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), a son of Gräfenhainchen.
Elongated muntin windows are among the particular features of the buildings outside, while four slender columns characterize the interior. Today, this memorial site houses a Paul Gerhardt library and an extensive permanent exhibition on the poet’s life and work. The pleasant ambience of the chapel also provides a special background for changing exhibitions in the gallery and for cultural events.
Groups: € 2 per person
plus € 15 per guide
Mrs. Bebber - Department of Culture of the City of Gräfenhainichen
Tel.: 034953 257618
Fax: 034953 257619
Guided tour of the Historic Locksmith’s/Forge
The locksmith’s shop of August Reinhard is a fully equipped workshop from around 1900.
There are historic foot-operated lathes, grinding and drilling machines, old tools and a forge furnace under a huge bag bellow. All the hardware used by the general population at the time was manufactured here. The machines are now in working order again. There is also an old general store and various thematic rooms illustrating the everyday life of people around 1900.
Guided tours by appointment
Duration approx. 1 hour
Adults: € 3
Children up to 14 years: € 1.50
Tel.: 034953 22117 and 0172 7230410