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Mining Museum Altenberg

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Minig museum provides a remarkable insight into the history of mining in the Ore Mountains.  Belong to the unique mountain cultural landscape, German-Czech region of Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří listed as a UNESCO - World Heritage Site.
Historical tin washing - Museum - Guided tours - Miner's diploma for children 

 

Guided tour through 550 years of mining activity

 

Mining in the area around Altenberg began in the first half of the 15th century. Around 1440, miners discovered an extensive tin ore deposit at the foot of the Geisingberg.   After 37 million tonnes of tin ore had been mined, ore extraction and processing had to be discontinued in 1991 for reasons of profitability. Today, a number of mining monuments witness to 550 years of traditional mining activity in the mining town of Altenberg (Erzgebirge). 

 

Guided tours of the exhibition (last tour 3:00 p.m.)

Minimum age for guided tour: 4 years 

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE ALTENBERG MINING MUSEUM

 

The historic tin washing plant is an important (contemporary) testimony to the mining region of the Erzgebirge/Krusnohori as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

Opening hours

open today
Sunday10:00–16:00
Monday10:00–16:00
Tuesday10:00–16:00
Wednesday10:00–16:00
Thursday10:00–16:00
Saturday10:00–16:00

Price:

Adults 7,00 €

Reduced € 4.00

Family ticket 18,00 €

Reduction for holders of the Altenberg guest card

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Update: May 20, 2022

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50.762904, 13.768585
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50°45'46.5"N 13°46'06.9"E
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33U 413153 5624182
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Mining Museum Altenberg

Mühlenstraße 2
01773 Altenberg
Sachsen
Phone +49 (0) 35056 31703 Fax +49 (0) 35056 32542

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