Five industrial ruins in Germany that have taken on a second life

An airport is now a huge park in the middle of a city, while an old mining site has been turned into the deepest concert hall in the world, with renowned acoustics: Relics of Germany’s industrial past have taken on a new purpose that their creators could never have imagined. Here are five ruins that have been transformed by time: Merkers Adventure Mine Miners first went down into the salt mines in Merkers, in the central state of Thuringia, in 1925. For almost seven decades, they brought salt and potash to the surface with the biggest bucket-wheel extractor in the world – until the 4,600-kilom…

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