Saxon Museum of Industry Knappenrode

... then there in the forest is this gigantic coal briquette factory!

The word “gigantic” should be taken literally! The grounds of the Knappenrode Energy Factory museum cover 25 hectares offering plenty to discover for you and your family. Steam engines, an explorable network of mining tunnels, impressive factory machines and cool furnaces: there’s something for everyone.

A tour takes you back to a time when Lusatia was dominated by mining and coal briquette factories rather than lakes and beaches. The wail of the sirens signalling a change of shift brings the factory back to life through sound and is an ear-splitting experience.

Recharge your batteries in the bistro and browse to your heart’s content in the museum shop while your children explore the maze with its tunnel slide and the pyramid of unearthed boulders. Take a look at our website to see the latest events!