Radfahrer vor Ferropolis
© Thomas Klitzsch - Stadt Gräfenhainichen
Der Pegelturm an der Goitzsche
© Annett Freudenreich - Landkreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld
Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen
© Christoph Petras - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg
© Kirsch - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg
Like a string of pearls, the milestones of industrial history in the once prominent industrial belt of Central Germany lie between Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Dessau, and Bitterfeld.
The extensive lignite deposits of the region stimulated several unique developments of the 20th century. Hugo Junkers, for example, rang in the age of civil aviation by using light metal from Bitterfeld, and the nitrogen fertilizer from Piesteritz became the bedrock of modern agriculture. The world’s first color film was developed in Wolfen, and the Bauhaus in Dessau is considered to be the forerunner of Classicist modernism. The Zschornewitz power plant once was the largest steam power plant of the world, powering even the city of Berlin.
Right where large-sized mining equipment dug the earth until the end of the last century, wonderful recreation and leisure centers have evolved. The region’s numerous post-mining lakes offer opportunities for swimming trips, to discover nature, or for water sports.
Time for a discovery trip dedicated to coal, steam, light, and lakes.
Further information & contact
WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Tel. 03491 - 402610
Fax. 03491 - 405857