Guided tours of the Historic Silver Ore Mine

Short facts

  • Sankt Andreasberg
  • 14.07. – 31.10.2024Dates overview
  • 11:00 - 12:30

Glückauf in what used to be the deepest mine in the world...

The Samson mine in Sankt Andreasberg is one of the most important mining monuments in Europe and was one of the deepest mines in the world for a long time. From 1521 to 1910, silver ore in particular was mined in Samson. It is home to the world's only still operational "Fahrkunst", which is now a recognised international machine monument. The two water wheels are also impressive, the 9-metre-high sweeping wheel from 1819 and the 12-metre-high artificial wheel, which is driven by water during the tour, just as it was centuries ago.
The current ensemble of buildings is the last completely preserved mine of the historic Upper Harz ore mining industry. Since 2010, the Samson mine has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rammelsberg Mine, Goslar Old Town and Upper Harz Water Management.
Almost all areas of the mine can also be visited by people with limited mobility. In addition to the shaft building and the wheelhouses, an 88 metre long tunnel is also accessible to visitors. The tour ends at the Mining Museum.
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The visit to the mine is only possible with a guided tour.

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