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Exhibition "Of the Salt of Life"

We are pleased to take you on a journey into the world of raw materials in the exhibition "Vom Salz des Lebens" (Of the Salt of Life): across the earth, through Germany, but above all into your own living environment. The exhibition addresses questions such as: Where do the raw materials for mobile phones, bicycles and the like come from? And how much raw material mining do I cause? Furthermore, when visiting the exhibition you can discover how the world we live in exists, develops and changes through the extraction and use of raw materials. You will get an overview of the variety of raw materials, where they come from, what role recycling and other measures for resource conservation play.

The exhibition was initiated by the Faculty of Geosciences, Geotechnics and Mining at TU Bergakademie Freiberg under the leadership of Professor Carsten Drebenstedt and his team.

The exhibition is accompanied by lectures, a film screening and hands-on activities, and a reading corner invites visitors to browse.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Route discription

Accompanying booklet to the exhibition

Event location
In the house of the Protestant Education Centre Moritzburg, Diakonische Akademie für Fort- und Weiterbildung, Bahnhofstraße 9, 01468 Moritzburg
No Registration required
Prof Dr. C. Drebenstedt
Opencast mining technology centre
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 1a
Carsten.Drebenstedt [at]