Did you know that …
… the hoppers are up to 12 metres deep and extend over a total length of 240 metres?
… the hoppers were used to store ore from Germany, Brazil, South Africa, North America and Scandinavia?
… plant seeds were also brought to Meiderich with the ore from all over the world? A remarkable variety of flora has developed since the closure of the works.
… most of the many young trees which have grown here are birch and pussy willow?
... a great variety and indeed some rare ferns grow in the bunkers? The hart’s tongue fern, for example, was once classified as ‘lost’ on the Red List of endangered plants in North Rhine-Westphalia.
... at night the Bunker Catwalk provides a magnificent view of the backdrop of lights at the park?