Oldest Show Mine of the World

It is difficult to determine the oldest show mine, mostly because it's not easy to say what makes a show mine. We tried our best to collect some very early show mines, but the list is obviously not very accurate.

Date Show Mine Location Explanation
1607 MineSalzwelten Salzburg Bad Dürrnberg, Austria first guided tours of the mine during the reign of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (*1559-✝1617)
1816 MineErlebnisbergwerk Berchtesgaden Berchtesgaden, Germany start of guided tours for guests of the Kings of Bavaria.
18?? MineSalina Cacica Suceava, Romania is a tourist or show mine since the mid 19th century.