UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site in the Harz region - Rammelsberg mine

For well over 1,000 years, ore was continuously extracted at Rammelsberg in one of the world’s largest interlinked ore deposits. The related historical, tangible coal and steel witnesses have rightly become Germany’s first UNESCO-World-Cultural-Heritage-Site of Technology. During visitor tours above and below ground, you’ll see impressive coal and steel monuments stretching over nine centuries and exciting testimonies to human labor.

Rammelsberg mine

You enter the 200-year-old Roeder gallery on foot – through narrow tracks, wide wheel chambers and you pass by wooden waterwheels. In contrast, you take the mine train to get to the modern mining machines. You can feel firsthand the miners’ working conditions, whose job was always tough and dangerous despite all of the technology. During the adventure tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the richly colored 800-year-old Rathstiefste gallery.

You’ll find one of Europe’s most exciting mining museums in the above-ground facilities. The striking ore processing plant designed by architects Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer, who also designed the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, is accessible by taking an inclined elevator. The works housing estate and a cultural landscape comprised of mountain meadows, slag heaps, ore transport routes and relics of the mountain village connect the Rammelsberg mine with the old town of Goslar.


Info & opening hours

Bergwerk Rammelsberg

Bergtal 19, 38640 Goslar
Tel. 05321-750-0


April to October daily
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November to March daily
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24.+31. December closed


Contact and contact person

Morea Deden M.A.

Falk Lauterbach
Head of Marketing and Communication


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