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 metres deep in total, is the last of its kind in the Harz Mountains and is still open. Two water wheels and a reversing 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 metres, which is used to drive the "Fahrkunst". Today, the wheel is the last of its kind. It is made of steel cables and is still regularly used today down to a shaft depth of 190 metres.
Since 2010, the Samson Mine has been part of the Upper Harz Water Management System and a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Rammelsberg Mine, Goslar Old Town and Upper Harz Water Management System.

The Catharina-Neufang Mine is located opposite the Samson Mine, approx. 80 m away on the other side of the sports field.
Please remember to wear weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes when visiting and walking to the second mine.

01.11.-04.12.: Company holidays
05.12.-30.12.: Open Tue - Sat
31.12.: Open until 13:00
Closed on Mondays from Jan to March (except during the Lower Saxony holidays and public holidays), then open daily again

New prices 2024:
Prices per person with / without guest card:
Adults: €9.00 / €10.00
Reduced*: €7.00 / €7.00
Children (5-15 yrs.): €5.00 / €5.50

Minimum price per individual guided tour: €120.00 / school classes €100.00

Current opening hours at

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
  • French
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  • Danish
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Price info

The prices for visiting the Samson mine can be found at

More info

Guided tours of the Upper Harz Water Management UNESCO World Heritage Site are available on request, see

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