After the closure of the Rammelsberg ore mine by PREUSSAG in the summer of 1988, a civic initiative prevented the demolition of the mine and made it possible to reopen as a visitor mine. As early as 1992, the Rammelsberg ore mine was the first industrial plant in Germany to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO together with the old town of Goslar.
The World Heritage Site Rammelsberg from “below” can be enjoyed in two permanent guided tours and a special guided tour (adventure tour) in the underground pit rooms. Mine guides inform you about the mining and historical connections. In the area of the underground, the permanent exhibition in the “Magazin” house provides a far-reaching insight into the working and everyday life of the miners on the Rammelsberg. You can experience the centrepiece of the above-ground buildings, the cascading treatment plant with its fascinating technology rising on the slope of the Rammelsberg with its fascinating technology.
On the open carriage of a re-repaired inclined lift, you can overcome 43 metres of altitude during a leisurely ride and see the impressive mining facility of the World Heritage Site of “above”. Annually changing large special exhibitions take up various themes from the historical environment of the former Rammelsberg ore mine and present them in a modern way.
Rammelsberg World Heritage Site
Museum and visitor mine
Mountain Valley 19
Phone: 05321 750-0
Fax: 05321 750-130
daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
24 and 31 December closed
Shortened opening hours between the end of the autumn holidays and the beginning of the Easter holidays in Lower Saxony: daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last guided tour 3.30 p.m.