Besucherbergwerk Im Gößner

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Location: Erzgebirgsmuseum, Annaberg-Buchholz
Open: All year Tue-Sun 10-17, last tour 16.
Fee: Mine: Adults EUR 3.50, Children (6-18) EUR 2, School Pupils EUR 2, Apprentices EUR 2, Students EUR 2, Disabled EUR 2.
Museum: Adults EUR 2.50, Children (6-18) EUR 1.50, School Pupils EUR 1.50, Apprentices EUR 1.50, Students EUR 1.50, Disabled EUR 1.50.
Museum and Mine: Adults EUR 5.50, Children (6-18) EUR 3, School Pupils EUR 3, Apprentices EUR 3, Students EUR 3, Disabled EUR 3.
Classification: ExplainSilver Mine
Light: electric
Guided tours: L=520m, VR=24m, V=50,000/a, D=60m.
Bibliography: Günter Meier (1997): Das Besucherbergwerk Im Gößner in Annaberg-Buchholz, Der Höhlenfreund, 29. Jg. 1997, Heft 1, 14-17
Address: Erzgebirgsmuseum Annaberg-Buchholz, Große Kirchgasse 16, 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz, Tel: +49-3733-23497, Fax: +49-3733-676112. E-mail: contact
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1496 city founded, mining started.
1498 mining first mentioned.
1500-1510 most successful deaced of the mining.
1527 mining ended.
1992 start of show mine development.
25-AUG-1995 inaugurated.


In the city limits of Annaberg some ore dykes reach the surface, the most valuable is called Silbermühlen Flache. This dyke crosses the whole historic town center of Annaberg diagonally from northwest to southeast. It is visible on a length of 840m.


Because of the location of the ore dyles so close to the surface, it is most likely that mining started as soon as the first buildings were erected. However, first records of mining activites are found two years later.

The show mine opens the pits of the silver mining in Annaberg, which are close to the surface. on a lenght of 257m. Height differences are managed with steel stairs. The mine allows insights into all aspects of medieval mining. There are several Anzuchtstrecken, which are adits used for draining the mine.

The mine is entered through a new shaft in the courtyard of the Erzgebirgsmuseums. This shaft is 14m deep.

The name Im Gößner is derived from a man named Gößner, who was the son in law of the second mayor of Annaberg. He founded several mines in the area. There are documents of an Gößnerzeche (gößner mine) which is most likely the adit called Alter Kunstschacht in the show mine.