When you’re standing next to the Steinertsee at Kaufungen, Germany you won’t directly notice that it is an artificial lake and you can’t image what happened here in the past. Between 1955 and 1967 brown coal was taken from the earth of the Steinertfeld. Between 1960 and 1968 this place was additionally used as a waste dump – but from 1971 on things changed and a large recreation area (the Steinertseepark) was created.

Today you can sit at the water, have a nice walk around and there is also a playground not far away from the lake. In the vicinity there is also another highlight for kids, the Steinertseebahn. A mini railway with quite a large track network, a railway turntable and a lovely railway station. The fun is organized by a private association and the trains run mostly on public holidays – check the timetable online before getting here.