Gremmin lake

Gremmin lake

The flooding of the Golpa-Nord open-cast lignite mine near Gräfenhainichen created a local recreation area in 2000.

Five huge lignite excavators and spreaders escaped scrapping and today stand as steel giants in Ferropolis on Gremminer See, a reminder of a bygone industrial era. Children feel particularly at home at the playground in the iron city. Here they can become excavator drivers themselves and play on playground equipment modeled on the former lignite mining equipment. In the center of the peninsula, in the orangery, a restaurant provides for the physical well-being.

Ferropolis, the city of iron, is not only a living open-air museum, but with its arena on a peninsula on the lake also an impressive event backdrop. Music festivals such as Splash, Melt or Full Force have found their home in Ferropolis today. But also sports and automotive events have discovered the arena for themselves.

Imposing works of art made of steel line the path from the city balcony Gräfenhainichen in the direction of Ferropolis. Since 2004, students of the Gräfenhainichen Ferropolis School design and create these sculptures in art classes. Every year, the art path is extended by two new works.

A total of four bathing spots on the southern and western shores of Lake Gremmin can be used.

Zahlen & Fakten

Water surface: 541 ha
Volume: approx. 67 million m³
Length (shoreline): 15.9 km
Max. Depth: 33 m
Water level height: approx. +78,60 m NHN
Open pit mining: 1957 - 1991
Flooding / renaturation: 2000 - 2009

Gremmin lake
SUP on the lake Gremmin
Art trail at the Gremminer lake
Camping under excavators on Ferropolis at Gremminer Lake
SUP on the Gremminer lake in Ferropolis