Visitor mine F60 – Heart of a unique adventure area, that will offer more than relaxation
Memories, visions of the future, landmark...
In September 2001, the flooding of the futur Lake Bergheide has begun. In 2012 it already reached the size of 340 hectares. The eastern shore of the lake will be used for touristic purposes, the western shore is reserved for Mother Nature only.
At the edge of the lake, a camping side, cottages and beaches are planned.
„In 1997, in the context of studies on the re-use of the landscape surrounding former mining areas, concerning especially the opencast mine of Kleinleipisch/Klettwitz/Klettwitz-Nord (North Klettwitz), the re-use of the conveyor bridge at Lake Bergheide had been discussed as well. In this year, the idea of maintaining the F60 as a witness of a gigantic development was born. Since the bridge is situated directly next to Lake Bergheide, whose shape is reminiscent of a square, the whole complex will convey the dimensions of an opencast mine even after its complete renovation. Therefore, the complex offers very special options for use.
Elke Löwe; landscape architect; landscape architectural office L.Ö.W.E.