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The nature reserve „Prënzebierg-Giele Botter“ takes you on a route through an old open cast iron ore mining area showing you the impressive process of how nature reconquers the once abandoned area. At times of the iron ore exploitation, the landscape of today’s nature reserve used to be bare and the predominant color was red. After the end of the mining activity, new habitats developed and new forms of life found their home after the decline of steel industry. Indeed, numerous rare species and plants such as bats, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and birds contribute to the unique colorful composition of the territory. Along the rambling routes leading you through the area, you’ll furthermore find information on the geology and botanics of the site.