Bike Touring Highlight
The robber barons gate is an archway with three armor trophies originally built around 1700 in the village of Klinge in Niederlausitz. It was the entrance gate to the Klinge manor. In 1973 the archway was destroyed in an accident and was not rebuilt due to the planned demolition of the site for the mining of lignite by the Jänschwalde open-cast mine. The three knight trophies on the gate have been secured.
Replicas of the gate were set up at two locations. One was built in the 1980s in Groß Schacksdorf, about ten kilometers away. In 2001, another replica of the gate was built in Klinge, south of the original location, and provided with the original figures. The original gate stood at the north entrance to the Klinge manor, about eight kilometers west of the town of Forst (Lausitz). Most of the village, including the estate, was excavated in the 1980s for open-cast lignite mining, and today the Klinger See is located there. The southern part of the village with the Klinge train station, about one kilometer south-southwest of the estate, has been preserved. The location of the new gate in Klinge is about 400 meters north-northeast of the train station at a vantage point on the edge of the remaining open pit.
April 25, 2021
This area is still not paid enough attention to. For me a gem in the idea that this opencast mine will also be developed with a very nice cycle path system. Many destinations could be reached in a short time, e.g. the stories of the villages of Gosda 1 to 4, which are all distributed in The activation of the path from Heinersbrück via the emaciated village of Weissak to the Rosengarten forest with a direct connection to the bike path on the Neisse. But also through the Peitz pond landscape - you can dream.
July 17, 2021
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