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An underground experience with the one-hour guided mine tour (from 6 years) in the only anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage in Hesse and one of 30 in Germany! Only bookable online here.
The guided tour of the Fortuna mine by knowledgeable mine guides lasts just under an hour and shows the technology and work processes in the former iron ore mine. After a short walk through the gallery, the pit cage takes up to 21 people at a time through the machine shaft to the 150-metre level. The original mine train takes visitors further into the former mining rooms of the so-called North Camp. Here, hammer drills cut into the red-coloured rock and electric or compressed air-driven loading machines start moving noisily. We will demonstrate several authentic machines live!
At this depth there is a constant 13° Celsius, high humidity, freedom from dust and complete isolation from everyday noise - this alone is a relaxing experience! And then hear under what noise the miners used to work.
This tour doesn't take long enough for you? Then simply choose our expert tours lasting several hours!
PS: As a charitable, non-profit association, we are the sponsors of the Fortuna mine, a real mine for visitor use. Compared to other museum facilities, we have very high operating costs (4 employees are needed for 1 visitor, and in addition, the rope tour under mine supervision requires a lot of technical and testing effort) and are only supported by the public purse with a fixed amount, which does not cover the expenses by far. We live off proceeds from tickets, the museum shop and donations and manage to stay in the black with a lot of voluntary work. Now we hope to preserve the mine as a living monument of industrial culture and mining history and look forward to your future visit.