Many mining areas in the Saarland have been recultivated with woody plants and are therefore hardly recognisable within the surrounding landscape of the Saarkohlenwald woodlands. The goal of this project is to preserve the landscape formations, such as the mine slagheap and the filled-in sinking pond as a testimony to the industrial history and to document the huge human impacts on the landscape. The new landscape offers a unique appeal and a characteristic morphological language based on the industrial history. The aesthetic does not correspond with the usual images of “ideal nature” (Dettmar 1999). In Gottelborn, a designed intervention will emphasise the potential of “post-industrial” nature, i. e. vegetation established on industrial sites, known as nature of the fourth kind as defined by Ko – warik (1992, 2005). The intervention will present a special stage for discovering nature and experiencing the landscape through its characteristic aspects, e. g. the original barenness and changes brought about by vegetation (see more examples for this method of treating brownfield in Grosse – Bachle 2005; Henne 2005; Korner 2005).