The history of Bitterfeld-Wolfen is closely linked to the industrialization of Central Germany. The main focus was on the chemical industry and the energy sector, based on accelerated mining of local lignite deposits. After the political turnaround in 1989, a fundamental ecological rehabilitation of the Bitterfeld industrial region took place, the development of what is today a very efficient industrial park and the creation of wonderful recreational landscapes. The astonishing structural transformation from an ecologically severely damaged region with ailing factories to a green industrial city on the lake is increasingly attracting international attention.
Manor park Altjeßnitz with maze
The maze in the baroque manor park, with an area of about 2,600 square meters, is the largest among the few preserved historical hedge mazes in Germany.
With the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the maze.
Lake addiction Resort
Stop for lunch at Seensucht – the restaurant at the Marina Bernsteinsee marina.
Tip. : Take the unique opportunity to sail with a catamaran on inland waters.
Every guest with presentation of the World HeritageCard receives a
Complimentary aperitif with the consumption of a main course.
Music Gallery at the Goitzsche
In the spring of 2023, the house will reopen and it will host the exhibition “Aufbau. Work. Longing. Bitterfeld Ways” shown.
Free tours of all exhibitions (Thu-Sun, 10am-4pm and by appointment).
Red Tower Pouch
If you want to get an overview of the World Heritage region, the best thing to do is climb the 30-meter-high Red Tower in Pouch.
Free ascent and panoramic view with the World HeritageCard.
Note: The Red Tower is May-Sept. open Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00-17:00.
Coffee house Wundermild
Coffee break at the nearby Wundermild coffee house with Bitterfeld’s first own roastery.
With the World HeritageCard you get 2,00 EUR discount on a bag of coffee beans when eating a main course in the in-house restaurant.
Camping and Holiday Park Goitzsche
At the Goitzsche Camping and Holiday Park you can stay one night for free on a camper or caravan site. Note that it is your own motorhome. Please register in advance at www.ferienpark-goitzsche.de
With the World HeritageCard, visitors receive a free parking space for one night free of charge
(camper or caravan pitch for 2 persons incl. electricity).
Lodge Park Goitzsche
Your vacation home rental at the Goitzschesee: The vacation homes are located directly at the lake, with own beach access and in-house parking.
Free parking during the stay for all guests.
The 24-h. World HeritageCard loses its validity the next day at 09:59.
World HeritageCard 24 hours
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plus free bus day ticket (network) 10,10 EUR
14:00 - 19:00
Wolfen Campus World of Experience
Archery, skating, Segway riding or taking advantage of the play world, everyone gets their money’s worth here.
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With the World HeritageCard you get free admission for 2 hours to the world of experience.
Times on request
Visit three striking monuments of modern building culture on an impressive circular tour!
With the World HeritageCard you get a free 2.5 to 3-hour tour.
Further tour suggestions of the World HeritageCard
For a hundred years, lignite shaped the lives of people in the former industrial region between Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Today, unique cultural and recreational landscapes have emerged from ecological hotspots, which visitors can discover on our adventure route.
24 hours tour
Pure industrial culture
Whether industrial and film museum Wolfen, hands-on exhibition in the water center Bitterfeld-Wolfen or experience the “city of iron” in Ferropolis: Our industrial culture tour leaves nothing to be desired!
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3 days active vacation
Now it's getting sporty
Sports enthusiasts can let off steam at the Goitzsche Wakepark, go stand-up paddling or enjoy the beautiful nature parks and recreational landscapes by bike.
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COAL | STEAM | LIGHT | LAKES
The KOHLE | DAMPF | LICHT | SEEN experience route takes visitors on a journey through the fascinating process of structural change.