Raw materials exhibition at "Reiche Zeche" welcomes its thousandth visitor

View into the exhibition "Vom Salz des Lebens"
Since its opening at the end of June, the exhibition "Vom Salz des Lebens" (The Salt of Life) has been visited by one thousand interested people. Due to the high demand in the morning hours, the opening hours have been adjusted so that visitors can now also enter at 10 a.m. on weekends.

"I am very pleased that the exhibition meets the interest of a broad target group. In the past six weeks we have registered steadily increasing numbers of visitors - despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic - and are currently receiving an average of just under 200 people per week," says Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt, who initiated the exhibition in the old winding engine house of the "Reiche Zeche" and implemented it with his team. The visitors of all age groups come from Central Saxony as well as from outside the region.

"Since the beginning of the Saxon summer vacations, we have also seen strong demand from families, grandparents with grandchildren and visitors from all over Germany," says Kirstin Kleeberg. "The excavator simulator, on which you can virtually dig for raw materials, is particularly popular with our younger visitors," says the research assistant at the Institute for Mining and Special Foundation Engineering. With further interactive elements, visitors go on a journey into the world of raw materials and gain amazing insights into their own consumption of raw materials. The exhibition is open Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; admission is free.

Andrea Senze (here with her two sons) is the 1000th visitor of the exhibition Salt of Life. Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt (right) congratulated her.Andrea Senze from Jena was the thousandth visitor to enter the exhibition together with her family. "We use our vacations to visit our old study site in Freiberg and see what has changed over the last 20 years", said Andrea Senze, who studied geotechnics at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. A visit to the "Reiche Zeche" with her husband and three children is naturally part of the program. On entering the exhibition they were surprised by a small gift, which also included a Saxon diamond and a certificate.

Fragen beantwortet / Contact: 
Kirstin Kleeberg, Tel: 03731 392241, E-Mail: salzdeslebens@tu-freiberg.de