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Absolutely stunning

The F60 conveyor bridge is a colossal, half-a-kilometre long structure and a vivid testimony of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
kr0elle
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Berlin, Germany
Worth to visit, when you are in this area

Impressive -- 13.500 t of Steel. Bigger than the eiffel Tower. Whow. We took part at a guided... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Konstantin K
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

The F60 Abraumförderbrücke is like no piece of machinery that I have ever seen before. It is enormous! Half as big again as a laid out Eiffel Tower. And built for the sole function of scraping off the layers of soil in order to get at the 'brown coal' (lignite) below.

To really experience its size you should go on one of the frequent guided tours and climb up inside its guts right to the end of its colossal arm. Not for those without a head for heights! Tours only seemed to be in German, but don't worry, the superlatives will just fly over your head anyway: for example, the diggers on this machine shave off from the landscape the equivalent volume of a football pitch covered with soil to the depth of 7-8 metres - every hour!

This machine is no longer in operation, though from the top of the F60 you get a good view of the wide valley (gradually becoming a new artificial lake) it carved out. Four others are still being used in the Lusation (Lausitz) region, much to the anger of environmentalists who rightly are campaigning about the destruction these behemoths cause (never mind the Sorb villages that have had to be abandoned in their paths).

Awesome, other-worldly (almost like the skeleton of an alien spaceship), terrifying even.

A must-see, especially if you are touring around the Lusation 'Lake District' (die Lausitzer Seenlandschaft) because machines like this are what created the hollows for the beautiful lakes that have now been created, once the lignite has been extracted and the machines have moved on.

Thank Andie G
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

different kind of attraction but I loved it - got great view from the top
there are also light and sound installations with nightfall
www.f60.de

Thank milusa
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