In the winter, when darkness descends, the Millicher Halde colliery slag heap in Hückelhoven on the Lower Rhine is transformed into an amazing sight. From 26 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, the “Haldenzauber” light show directs visitors’ attention upwards to the various installations, interactive figures and lighting synchronised to music. Five stations in all show different topic areas, such as a “forest of blue flowers” or a “magical forest where animals live”.
After around 400 steps, or if you prefer, a trip with a shuttle service, there are hourly presentations on the plateau, which is about 70 meters high, a beautiful view out over the surrounding area and a restaurant area. Entry to the Lichterpark, or “light park”, costs eight euros for children, and 13.50 euros for adults.