Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

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Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

A man walks over an artificial beach at the Lake Senftenberger See, a former lignite coal pit, in Germany’s Lusatia (Lausitz) area, near the city of Senftenberg
Mining debris covers the ground of a lignite coal pit near the village of Welzow in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.
The area of the lake Grossraeschen See a former lignite coal pit, are under preparation for flooding in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area near the city of Grossraeschen, Germany.
Engineer Soeren Albinus checks displays at the flooding management control center for lakes in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area at the state-owned company, LMBV in the city of Senftenberg.
The sun sets behind a marina at the lake Geierswalder See, a formen lignite coal pit, near the city of Hoyerswerda in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.
The sun sets at the lake Geierswalder See, a formen lignite coal pit, near the city of Hoyerswerda in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

A man walks over an artificial beach at the Lake Senftenberger See, a former lignite coal pit, in Germany’s Lusatia (Lausitz) area, near the city of Senftenberg
Mining debris covers the ground of a lignite coal pit near the village of Welzow in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.
The area of the lake Grossraeschen See a former lignite coal pit, are under preparation for flooding in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area near the city of Grossraeschen, Germany.
Engineer Soeren Albinus checks displays at the flooding management control center for lakes in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area at the state-owned company, LMBV in the city of Senftenberg.
The sun sets behind a marina at the lake Geierswalder See, a formen lignite coal pit, near the city of Hoyerswerda in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.
The sun sets at the lake Geierswalder See, a formen lignite coal pit, near the city of Hoyerswerda in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

Mining debris covers the ground of a lignite coal pit near the village of Welzow in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

The lake Sedlitzer See, a former lignite coal pit flooded with water in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area in Germany.

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

Trees rise out of the lake Grossraeschen See, a flooded lignite coal pit, in the Lusatia (Lausitz) area near the city of Grossraeschen, Germany.

Germany turns former coal mines into vast lakeside resorts

Steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany.
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