Underground to Freedom – Visit Berlin’s famous escape tunnels as part of MiningForum 2022 ⚒

In addition to two days of presentations, the integrated trade exhibition and popular miner's social evening; the MiningForum always offers an additional excursion after the main conference. With the home of MiningForum now well established in Berlin, what better way to round off this year’s event than with a thrilling and informative tour of some of the city’s most famous underground construction projects?

Between 1961 and 1982 more than 70 escape tunnels were initiated to help GDR citizens flee under the Berlin wall from East to West. On the "Underground to Freedom" tour from Berliner Unterwelten e. V., we will visit an original tunnel from 1970/71 eight meters below ground, see full-scale tunnel replicas and hear about both failed tunnel projects and some of the most successful escape missions from the time of the Berlin Wall.
Thanks to our MiningForum partner VBGU (Verband Bergbau, Geologie und Umwelt e.V.) for organizing this fascinating excursion.