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Mining Museum
”Museums-Bergwerk Schauinsland”


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Schauinsland Mining Museum on top of Schauinsland Mountain is easily accessible from all directions via public roads and there are plenty of free parking spaces on the summit.
From the summit car park or the Schauinsland cable car mountain station it is only a 400 m walk to the entrance. Schauinsland Mining Museum is one of the few mines near a large city that’s open to visitors and is also easily accessible by local public transport (tram, bus, cable car).
Our mine tours are independent of weather conditions. In the underground mine, the temperature remains constant at +10 °C all year round, with high humidity.
Our tours are led in simple, clearly spoken German without technical terms. We are happy to offer special tours in English and French as well, but only for groups if a special tour has been booked beforehand. We do not charge extra for special foreign language tours!

The earlier you book, the easier it is for us to find a suitable foreign-language guide. A few of our mine guides who take regular tours also speak some English.
For the 45-minute tour, we also offer foreign language information in the following languages: English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew.


The most relevant pages for the Schauinsland Mining Museum, such as ‘Information’, ‘Find Us’, ‘Contact Us’ and ‘The Region’ have been carefully translated. The longer texts in the other chapters ‘Schauinsland’ and ‘Technical Details’ with more extensive, in-depth information on history, metal ore mining and the Steiber research group are only available in German at present. These two chapters of the German language website include a large number of pictures and tables. If you are interested in finding out more, you can easily use a translation program to translate these texts.
We differentiate between “standard tours” and “special tours”. 


We offer 3 standard tours of different lengths:

Standard tours of the Mining Museum Schauinsland take place from Easter and from May 1st to the beginning of November. A visit to the Mining Museum is only possible with a guided tour. Our standard guided tours always take place at scheduled times.

We recommend that groups of 15 persons or more book in advance.

Standard opening times:

Standard tours of Schauinsland Mining Museum take place from Easter and from May 1st to the beginning of November.
The 45-min-tours run hourly, from Easter + from 1 May until the beginning of November, every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from11:30 to 15:30. During July and August they run daily.
The 1.5-hr and 2.5-hr tours run every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays during the entire season from Easter + from 1 May until the beginning of November (including high season), always at 11:00 and 14:00.

Please note that we do not accept credit or debit card payments on site!



Special tours are available in the following lengths:

For groups for up to 150 persons, by advance booking only.


Opening times for special tours:

All year round from 9:00 to 20:00, advance bookings only.
Special tours always require a fixed booking and prepayment, as well as a full postal address with a mobile phone number.
You can easily book special tours by email, phone, post or fax.

You will receive an electronic reservation confirmation / invoice with VAT of 7% shown separately (cultural tax). The booking becomes effective as soon as payment is received.


Please note

Not every tour is suitable for everyone – please check the information in the tour descriptions and under requirements!
As with every guided tour, we recommend that you arrive at Schauinsland Mining Museum 15 minutes before the start of the tour. This is a good way to avoid delays.
There are no special requirements for the 45-minute tour. Street clothing and normal footwear are sufficient. We recommend that you bring a warm jacket.

The longer 1.5-hr and 2.5-hr tours, however, require warm clothing and sturdy, more substantial footwear, preferably hiking shoes. Clothing and footwear may get dirty!


Minimum age for 1.5-hr and 2.5-hr tours

The longer 1.5-hr and 2.5-hr tours include ascents and descents using ladders. These are solid, sloping ladders, measuring 2 to 6m. We therefore recommended a minimum age of 12 years, or, in exceptional cases and with the required physical fitness, a minimum age of at least 10 years.

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