A small town with tons to offer


in Gräfenhainichen

Highlights & Recommendations

FERROPOLIS, Stadt aus Eisen

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 Fischermans Friend StrongmanRun, attract thousands of people to this site every year. The Iron Cityof 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.

Further information:

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
Ferropolisstraße 01
06773 Gräfenhainichen
Tel.: 034953 - 35125


Paul-Gerhardt-Kapelle von innen

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.

Further information:

Groups: 2 per person
plus 15 per guide

Mrs. Bebber - Department of Culture of the City of Gräfenhainichen
Tel.: 034953 257618
Fax: 034953 257619


Schmiede in Gräfenhainichen

Guided tour of the Historic Locksmith’s/Forge

The locksmiths 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.

Further information:

Guided tours by appointment
Duration approx. 1 hour
Adults: € 3
Children up to 14 years: € 1.50

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 2
Tel.: 034953 22117 and 0172 7230410