The Elbe-Elster-Land region stands out for its resilience in preserving some of its industrial heritage, particularly the mills that continue to operate and showcase the perfect blend of an industrial past and a breathtaking natural landscape.

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Pure Energy Cycling Tour

Experience the enchanting beauty and rich industrial heritage of the Elbe-Elster-Land region on the Pure Energy Cycling Tour. This 250-kilometer circular cycling route offers a delightful mix of nature, history, and renewable energy exploration, providing a perfect opportunity for cyclists to recharge their batteries and immerse themselves in a unique cultural experience.

The tour begins with a flat to slightly hilly route that winds its way through fairytale-like deciduous and coniferous forests, creating a magical ambiance for the journey. As cyclists pedal through idyllic lowlands, they will be surrounded by picturesque landscapes, making the tour a feast for the eyes.

One of the highlights of the tour is the encounter with ancient-looking buildings that serve as reminders of the region’s historical significance. Along the way, almost a dozen traditional mills await visitors, showcasing the traditional use of wind energy for milling. In the past, with a good wind, these mills produced half a ton of flour per day, providing valuable sustenance for the local communities.

The Pure Energy Cycling Tour is also an opportunity to delve into the region’s energy history. A visit to Europe’s oldest briquette factory, “Louise,” in Domsdorf promises excitement and educational insights. Here, visitors can learn about the history and significance of coal in energy production and its role in shaping the region’s industrial past.

Along the route, cyclists will find information boards at 14 selected stations, where they can uncover stories and legends about the way of life and work of people who were once part of the industrial sector. Additionally, QR codes posted throughout the tour enable easy access to more information and a deeper understanding of the region’s cultural and historical background using smartphones or tablet PCs.

For those interested in learning more about mining, a visit to the “F60” conveyor bridge becomes a crucial part of the journey. The impressive 80-meter-high and 500-meter-long conveyor bridge offers a stunning panoramic view of the landscape. Knowledgeable guides provide valuable insights into the industrial heritage of the Lusatia region.

Throughout the tour, cyclists will find themselves immersed in the captivating beauty of nature, while also gaining an appreciation for the region’s industrial past and its relationship with renewable energy sources. The Coal, Wind, and Water Tour is a perfect blend of adventure, education, and cultural exploration, making it an unforgettable experience for cyclists seeking both leisure and knowledge.

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