Mining Car - Rüdersdorf - Brandenburg [Germany]
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N 52° 28.415 E 013° 46.555
33U E 416857 N 5814417
An old mining car on display on the way to the entrance of Museumspark Ruedersdorf.
Waymark Code: WMQAMH
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 01/24/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Ruedersdorf is situated 26 km (16 mi) east of Berlin centre. The municipality is noted for its limestone-open-pit mining. Some parts of the mine are used as a museum (Museumspark Ruedersdorf). Some notable buildings in Berlin such as the Brandenburg Gate are built with limestone from Ruedersdorf.

Ruedersdorf was built as a foundation of the Cistercian 1235-1250 in southeastern Barnim, where the monastery Zinna built up ten villages as the owner of the land. During this period, the legend says Ruedersdorfer farmers discovered on their fields and meadows the outcropping limestone. Right thereafter, in 1254 Ruedersdorfer limestone was used for the construction of the Dominican monastery in Strausberg.

With the privatization of the limestone mining and cement plants, as well as the demolition tattered factory building the environmental situation improved greatly. The serious dust emissions in Ruedersdorf have been significantly reduced to 1995 inclusive.

On September 23rd 2008, the municipality was awarded the title "City of Diversity" conferred by the federal government.

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Mining Car Ruedersdorf

The cars were used to bring the still hot material from the loading ramp into the railway wagons. The cars had to be pulled or pushed by muscle power.

Today the car is a signpost on the way to Museumspark.

From the newspaper Stadtmagazin

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Type of train car: mining car

Location: near the entrance of Museumspark

Price (In local currency): 5 EUR

Interaction allowed: no

Visiting hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

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