Actually, the giant overburden conveyor bridge F60 in Lichterfeld (Elbe-Elster) should be scrapped, but citizens of the region committed to its preservation.
The monumental 502-meter-long and 70-meter-high overburden conveyor bridge is one of the largest technical constructions worldwide. The overburden conveyor bridge was in use from March 1991 to June 1992. It was able to pay off up to 60 meters of overburden height. Until 1992 coal was mined in the former open pit in Klettwitz-Nord. Following the closure of the mine, it was decided to maintain the bridge and leave it open to the public as a visitor mine.
The bridge is an eye-catcher and is often referred to as "lying Eiffel Tower". Illuminated with art and light architecture the bridge becomes an experience on weekend nights.
At 75 m height above ground a platform with attached visibility house is located on the top of the bridge. After about half of the 1.4 km long round tour a fantastic view over the Lausitz is offered to visitors. When there is good weather you can look into Saxon Switzerland from the highest point of the conveyor bridge.
- Summer Season: 16.03. - 31.10.
- Daily: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Winter Season: 01.11. - 15.03.
- Wed - Sun: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Entry: Big tour/Night tour: 12.50 Euro; children (12-15 years): 11.00 Euro; children (6-11 years): 7.00 Euro; entry without tour: 2.50 Euro
- Note: no timetable for tours, tours starting depending on the amount of visitors
- Restaurant: F60 Dinner is a unique dinner experience for a special occasion