Places of interest
World Heritage - Rammelsberg Mining Museum, Goslar (Germany)
The ore mines of the Rammelsberg are the only mines in the world which were in uninterrupted operation for over 1000 years. It and the medieval Old Town of Goslar with the Imperial Palace were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.
terra mineralia - Freiberg (Germany).
Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher's and Dr. Pohl-Ströher's collections:
extensive, comprehensive and magnificent collection that includes minerals from every
continent. The richness of colour and the shapes of the excellently formed crystals overwhelm visitors.
Das Oberharzen Bergwerksmuseum - Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)
This Museum shows the historical development of ore mining, mostly on silver, lead and zinc in the
“Oberharz”, Upper Harz in Lower Saxony in Germany from the middle ages until the end of the 19th
For more Information, in English,
GeoMuseum - Clausthal (Germany).
Since more than hundred years the Mineral collection of Clausthal University of Technology has been
has been well known and is highly appreciated by Scientists.
A popular presentation of fossils is especially suitable for children.
Technische Universität Clausthal, Adolph-Roemer-Straße 2A
Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ruhr Area (Germany).
Hundreds of coal mines produced coal in the Ruhr area, but only one has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2001. With good reason: the Zollverein Coal Mine is a masterpiece of industrial architecture, created by the visionaries Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer.
Deutsches Museum - Münich (Germany).
Masterpieces of Science and Technologys. It houses a mining section about history and modern ore mining.
"The discovery, around 4000 BC, that metals can be smelted from ores, gave rise to systematic mining
in prehistoric times, for example, in the Middle East, but also in central Europe and other regions.
Das Mineralogische Museum - Bonn (Germany).
The Mineral Collection of the University Bonn, Germany, ranks worldwide, like Freiberg and
Clausthal among the ten most eminent Mineral Collections.
Silber Mine - Freiberg (Germany).
The visitor´s mine of Freiberg part of the research and teaching mine of the technical university of Freiberg and one of the most important in Saxony. The deposites of Freiberg where the basis for the development of Mining- and Metallurgical Industry in the ore mountains.
Mines of Rammelsberg - Rammelsberg, Goslar (Germany).
Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System on the UNESCO Website:
Visit the mines:
Guided tour in Rammelsberg Mine