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Rammelsberg Mines—Europe's oldest colliery and the world's largest continuous metal ore deposit. Ore was mined here for over 1,000 years.
© Stefan Sobotta

Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar, and Upper Harz Water Management System, Germany

Lower Saxony, Germany
The Rammelsberg site has been a model for innovative mining practices across Europe for a millennium. The mine's wealth, at the beginning of the 11th century, shaped the city of Goslar, which remained the residence of German kings and emperors until 1253. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks started the Upper Harz mining water management system—the World Heritage Site's third prong—which expanded until the 19th century. The region's continual success and industry helped create today's Germany.
Visit

Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar, and Upper Harz Water Management System, Germany

Hours

Open daily except December 24 and 31

Low season (November 1—March 15):
open daily 9:00—17:00
Last tour at 15:30

High season (March 16—October 31):
open daily 9:00—16:00
Last tour at 16:30

Pricing

Adult: guided tour and museum visit: € 16
Children: guided tour and museum visit: € 9
Groups: guided tour and museum visit: 13 €/person