Ferropolis the Iron City

Ferropolis – history and culture, discovery, amazement, and a chance to relax and unwind

Take a trip to times gone by when the former Golpa-Nord opencast mine outside the town of Gräfenhainichen was still in activity. In the town museum, you can learn how the former workplace of thousands was transformed into a local nature and recreation area and the scene of one of the biggest festivals in the state.

Every year, up to 25,000 visitors celebrate festivals such as Melt! or Splash, when the biggest names in the music world take the stage surrounded by the old excavators.

But even simple day trips here are worthwhile. From guided tours to quad trips around the lake, young and old get their money’s worth here. Playgrounds and beaches on the banks of Gremmin Lake make this a place for a really special day out.


Guided tour of Ferropolis

Discover the “city of iron”, 25km south-east of Dessau. Five excavators from the former open-cast lignite mine form the backdrop for a unique open-air museum that provides palpable evidence of the structural changes in the region.

ca. 60 – 90 min.

Group Ticket 45 €
Group Ticket english 80 €
(Groups of 20 Personen, plus entrance for a Person 4 €)


Museum and Events
Ferropolisstraße 1
06773 Gräfenhainichen



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