Štoly Marie pomocná a Koňská jáma


Useful Information

Location: Mědník. Tours start in the Mědník information center in the Mědník restaurant.
Open: MAY to JUN Sat, Sun, Hol 11-17.
JUL to AUG Tue-Sun 11-17.
SEP to OCT Sat, Sun, Hol 11-17.
Last tour at 16.
[2020]
Fee: Adults CZK 80, Children (5-14) CZK 60, Children (0-5) not allowed, Seniors (60+) CZK 60, Students CZK 60.
Photo permit CZK 30, Video Permit CZK 50.
[2020]
Classification: MineCopper Mine MineSilver Mine MineIron Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=6°C.
Guided tours:
Photography: with permit
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Restaurace Mědník-Měděnec, Alena Cáderová, Nádražní 266, Měděnec, 431 84, Tel: +420-739-040664, Tel: +420-739-040671, Mobile: +420-474-396224. E-mail:
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History

13-APR-2013 declared a Natural Monument.
2018 opened to the public.

Geology


Description

The Štoly Marie pomocná a Koňská jáma (gallery Mary the Auxiliary and the Horse Pit) are two mediaval tunnels which were very recently opened as show mines. They are operated by the OS Historické rudné doly Mědník Měděnec. They also operate nearby MineŠtola Země zaslíbená. See this page for more history and geological background.

The original name of Štoly Marie pomocná is Mariahilf Stolln. The Medieval tunnels are home to numerous bats, greater mouse-eared bat Myotis myotis, lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri), Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii), Whiskered bat (Myotis mystacinus), Geoffroy's bat (Myotis emarginatus), northern bat (Eptesicus nilssonii), brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) and the western barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus).

Štola Koňská jáma (horse pit) was originally named Pferdschacht.