Besucherbergwerk Marie Louise Stolln

Useful Information

Location: Berggießhübel
Open: All year Wed-Sun, Hol 10-18.
School holidays: daily 10-18.
Closed 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 26-DEC, 31-DEC, 01-JAN.
Fee: Adults EUR 5, Children (6-16) EUR 3, Children (0-5) notallowed.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 4, School Children EUR 3.
Speleotherapy: 10 visits including medical advice EUR 450, tryout EUR 10.
Classification: MineIron Mine ExplainSpeleotherapy
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=8-10 °C, H=80%.
Guided tours:  
Address: Kurgesellschaft Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel mbH, Besucherbergwerk "Marie Louise Stolln", Siedlung 1, 01819 Kurort Berggießhübel, Tel: +49-35023-52980, Fax: +49-35023-52981. E-mail: contact
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1230 area settled by German miners, start of iron mining and processing.
1300 village Gottleuba founded as a miners town.
1404 area conquered by the Wettin family.
19-MAY-1418 first written mention of mining at the Gottleuba river.
1447 first written mention of ores near Berggießhübel, old name was Gißhobel.
1459 border quarrels settled by Kurfürst Friedrich II in the Vertrag von Eger (treaty of Eger).
1466 indepenent Bergamt (board of mines) with Bergmeister (head of mines).
1590 the chronist Petrus Albinus praises the quality of the iron and introduces the term Pirnisch Eisen.
1618 mining ended by the 30 Years War.
1717 first mineral spring Johann-Georg-Brunnen discovered.
1726 Friedrich Erbstolln (Marie Louise Stolln) started.
1731 tax on wood, which is necessary to process the iron ore, increases the cost and makes mining unprofitable.
1813 marauding troops destroy mines and furnaces, end of mining.
1819 mining revived by Detlev Graf von Einsiedel.
1876-1878 europaweite Stahlüberproduktionskrise bringt den Bergbau zum Erligen.
1892 ores mined out, mines closed.
1964 increasing number of collapses of old mine tunnels.
1970 mines safeguarded by the Bergsicherung Dresden.
2003 start of the development of the show mine.
2006 show mine opened to the public.



Located in the town with the strange name Berggießhübel, the Marie Louise Stolln is today used as a show mine and for speleotherapy.