Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The Espenhain open pit was originally planned as a replacement open pit for the Böhlen plant.
Reserve mine construction for Böhlen, which is also reflected in the first place of delivery designation, new definition Böhlen. For the purpose reserve storage construction came the decisive plans of the ASW, which were in competition with the DEA, to participate in 1938 with the Espenhainer program for the supply of heating and Treiböl for the navy. Sdr.-Journal 15, p.15 With the field Espenhain was close enough, almost over the road, a coal field available that in the looming social developments, here are the autarky aspirations of Germany and the ambitious plans of the ASW called to independent Lignite and large-scale power plant Espenhain with the open pit led Espenhain.
The lignite complex Böhlen - Espenhain became the largest lignite processing complex in the world.
1990 1.7.90 Bergmannstag The schnapps factory Altenburg does not deliver any akzisefreien drinking brandy for miners more.
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