|Location:||In the Eisenberg near Korbach. Zechenhaus am DGH, Turmweg, Korbach Goldhausen.|
|Open:||MAY bis OCT Sat, Sun|
Adults EUR 7.
|Guided tours:||L=500m, V=2.000/a|
|Address:||Appointments: Bürgerbüro der Stadt Korbach, Stechbahn 1, Rathaus, 34497 Korbach, Tel. +49-5631-53-232. E-mail:|
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|11th cty||start of mining.|
|1617||end of mining.|
|2003||show mine opened.|
|2008||scheduled opening of a 200m long side branch.|
Inside the Eisenberg (Iron Mountain) near Korbach lies the richest gold deposit of Germany. The area was mined for about 500 years during the Middle Ages, but ended in the mid 17th century. Today the Unterer-Tiefen-Tal-Stollen (Lower Deep Valley Adit) at the Eisenberg is developed as a show mine for about 250m. The visitors are equipped with hard hats, wellingtons, and miners lamps. Nevertheless old clothes and a raincoat are a good idea.
Although this once was a gold mine, there is no gold visible on the tour. But this mine is an exceptional geologic sight, showing many interesting things.
The show mine is completed by a mining trail which is called Goldspur Eisenberg (Gold Track Eisenberg). It shows several improtant location of historic mining activities. Plates explain the mining history.