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  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    It is the largest pit lamp in the world that thousands of motorists see on the A42 Rhine bridge coming from Duisburg every day - the Internet lexicon Wikipedia even describes it as "the largest mining art work in the world". High above Moers, one of the most impressive and beautiful landmarks in the Ruhr area rises with the so-called Geluchter. It is not only beautiful to look at during the day, but also at dusk. It stands on a slag heap of the Rheinpreussen colliery, which is one of the highest in the area.

    The beautiful miner's lamp is not quite at the highest point, but still on the summit plateau. A so-called light, of course in a handy design, was previously an indispensable utensil in mining, since this tool was mostly the only light source for the miner in the pitch-dark tunnel. This example is a special design, the so-called Davy lamp or Davys lamp, which, despite the open fire, prevented the ignition of mine gas by a special lattice construction and was therefore vital. But it wasn't just by donating light that the light was a little lifesaver: the miner's lamps (including the later electric lights) usually marked whether all the miners in one shift had returned to daylight. If a lamp was missing, it could be assumed that the owner was still underground and might be in trouble.

    The landmark, 30 meters oversized and painted in bright red, was designed by Otto Piene (1928-2014), introduced at the turn of the millennium and finally built in 2007 with great private commitment and the support of some investors. The inauguration took place on September 17, 2007. On some dates you can climb the lights inside during the day and use them as a further elevated viewpoint.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Frank S.

    Nice viewpoint
    - over the Rhine to Duisburg
    - Direction Moers

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    • April 29, 2017

  • der_A_Bonn

    The joke- A great memory of millions of mountain and hut people

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    • February 2, 2017

  • der_A_Bonn

    Great view, good luck!

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    • July 1, 2017

  • Elisabeth

    Landmark for the Ruhr area

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Koga-Willi 🚲👣

    Here you can see the largest pit lamp in the world (about thirty meters high) and a landmark for the Ruhr area.

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    • December 19, 2019

  • det801

    On nice days you have a great view to the Lower Rhine.

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    • December 4, 2017

  • HerrK
    • December 18, 2014

  • Hetti

    A walk-in miner's lamp, really great

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Rene Kerkhoff

    OVERDIMENSIONAL PIT LAMP on the Rheinpreußen Halde.
    At an impressive 122.60 meters, the mountain and miner's lamp together are the largest work of art in the world.
    Artist: Otto Pienedas-geluchter.de/home

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    • September 14, 2020

  • AB C

    Worth seeing and worthwhile view

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    • April 23, 2020

  • AB C

    Worth seeing and worthwhile view

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Tina

    April 9:15 p.m. The lights come on.

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    • April 26, 2020

  • 🐐Zwei Bergziegen🐐

    Many ways to hike
    Great trip for the whole family including 🐕

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Brandy69

    Top view ... really great !!!!

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    • December 28, 2020

  • Simon

    Absolute highlight of the hike.

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    • January 31, 2021

  • Bernhard

    Recreational value is really outstanding

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    • June 12, 2019

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Location: Moers, Wesel, Lower Rhine Region, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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