The tiny village of Heuersdorf in Germany is moving 7.5 miles. It sits on an extensive deposit of Lignite and the 59 villagers have loss their appeal against mining company Mibrag who want to mine the deposit.
Mibrag have agreed to relocate the 750 year old Emmaus church in the village. The church complete with its tiled bell tower was separated from its foundations and lifted 1.5 metres (five feet) to be placed on the rolling platforms. The church is scheduled to arrive at its new spot on 31st Oct.
The project to move the church will apparently cost Mibrag 3 million Euros.