The small shaft system from 1880 with shaft hall, conveyor machine house and water wheels in original size is freely accessible. An exhibition on the Upper Harz Water Management is the perfect starting point for World Heritage tours. The Kaiser Wilhelm II shaft has the second oldest iron conveyor structure of the German mining industry. Until 1929 it was the main shaft of lead/zinc ore mining in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. In order to further use the Upper Harz water management for energy production, hydroelectric power stations were installed in the existing shafts.
At the Kaiser Wilhelm II shaft is the depot of Harzwasserwerke GmbH, which maintains the system of water management. The outstanding exhibit of the exhibition in the Waschkaue – the former changing room – is a landscape model of the Upper Harz Water Industry, which was presented at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. The Kaiser Wilhelm II shaft is an outpost of the Upper Harz Mining Museum.
Shaft Kaiser Wilhelm II
World Heritage Exhibition Water Management
Depot Harzwasserwerke GmbH
Internet: www.kaiser wilhelm-schacht.de
April – October, daily 3 pm – 5 pm