Samson mine

Short facts

  • Sankt Andreasberg
The former Samson silver ore mine is one of Germany's most important mining monuments.
The shaft, which is 810 meters deep, is the last of its kind in the Harz Mountains and is still open.
Two water wheels and a sweep wheel can be seen above ground.
The impressive highlight of a guided tour of the Samson mine is a faithfully reconstructed artificial wheel with a diameter of 12 meters, which is used to drive the driving art. The driving art is the last of its kind today. It is made of steel cables and is still in regular use at a shaft of 190 meters deep.
Since 2010, the Samson mine has been part of the Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft (Upper Harz Water Management), a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Rammelsberg mine, the old town of Goslar and the Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft (Upper Harz Water Management).
Currently the 3G rule applies.
Registration until 6 pm the day before via the online form.

Bergwerksmuseum Grube Samson

Am Samson 2

37444 Sankt Andreasberg


Phone: +49 5582 / 1249

Fax: +49 5582 / 923051



General information

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  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
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  • Toilet
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We mint St. Andrew's thalers upon request.

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