FERROPOLIS - the city of iron - is an industrial museum on a peninsula in Lake Gremmin near Gräfenhainichen.

On the site of the former Golpa-Nord open-cast mine, five large-scale open-cast mining machines can now be visited all year round and are partially accessible. With this impressive backdrop, FERROPOLIS is a popular venue for music, sports and cultural events as well as a popular campsite in the summer months.

From above, the view encompasses a green, watery landscape. Nearby: the tranquil town of Gräfenhainichen. It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was the center of Central Germany's lignite industry. At peak times, up to 1000 miners, men and women, worked in the Golpa-Nord open-cast mine. Today, Lake Gremmin covers the former mining wasteland. In the middle of it, on a peninsula, lies FERROPOLIS and is full of life.


Since the Ferropolis Arena opened in 2000, world stars have been coming here to perform at concerts and festivals. Ferropolis is part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), a living museum full of impressive, tangible history. The mixture of music, lightning storms and experiencing nature in the shadow of the iron giants make a visit to the unique arena an unforgettable experience.

The "City of Iron" touches the spirit and generates emotions. Five heavy excavator giants, each with its own history, on a peninsula in the middle of the created Gremminer See, which covers the desert of an open-cast mine. A young landscape of contrasts. A future-oriented, haunting present that deliberately plays with its past.


SUP on Lake Gremmin in Ferropolis
Camping among excavators at Ferropolis on Lake Gremmin
Cyclists in Ferropolis
On the excavator in Ferropolis
Ferropolis in winter

Opening hours


Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10:00 - 19:00

November - March:
daily 10:00 - 17:00

Guided tours: all year round Saturday/Sunday/Public holiday 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 & audio guide to borrow