Coal, Sand and Miner's Hand (Introductory Tour) English / German language

Tour description:

- Short tour through the active part of the "Welzow-Süd" opencast mine with several exits.

- Led by a tour guide, you will learn interesting facts about how the opencast mine works, its large equipment, the route taken by the coal from the excavator to the power plant and much more.


- Ride in the personnel carrier into the opencast mine

- Travel escort by a tour guide

Participation requirements:

- The minimum age is 10 years.

- Participants must not be under the influence of alcohol.

- Clothing adapted to the weather and sturdy, closed-toe shoes (no high heels, cloth shoes or sandals or similar).

- Pregnant women are expressly prohibited from driving into the mine!

More information:

- The tour is not a self-drive tour. It is carried out in cooperation with S&S Bustouristik GbR.

- The personnel carrier is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

The tours are carried out subject to technical and weather-related restrictions (force majeure). In the event of weather-related slides, flooding, defective equipment, etc., the mining operator can prohibit entry into the open-cast mine. In this case, we will endeavor to make you an alternative offer or, if necessary, to reschedule the tour.

There is no minimum number of participants on our public tours. The minimum number of participants is 11 for individual group tours and 15 for discounted groups.


2 hours

Meeting point:

"excursio" visitor center, Heinrich-Heine Strasse 2, 03119 Welzow

Please be at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the tour starts.


Prices per person:

22.00 € (normal price)

18.00 € (pupils, students, severely disabled)

Proof of discount must be presented on the day of the tour.

The prices include the statutory VAT. There are no shipping costs.

Preise pro Person:
22,00 Euro (Normalpreis)
18,00 Euro (Schüler, Studenten, Schwerbehinderte)
Nachweise für Ermäßigungen müssen am Tag der Tour vorgelegt werden.
Die Preise verstehen sich inkl. der gesetzl. MwSt. Es fallen keine Versandkosten an.
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