Das Bergbaumuseum Rammelsberg
the mining industry museum Rammelsberg

with the Rammelsberg concerns it a mountain in close proximity to Goslar, which admits in particular because of its mine is.

The mining industry at the Rammelsberg was mentioned time documentary 968 first. Mainly thereby lead, copper, zinc and silver to day were promoted. Whereupon also the large wealth of the city Goslar, like also the fact is based that the Braunschweiger of dukes was interested in the city much and they besieged partly for many years.

Unverhüttete ore breaking into and clinkering, which were found during archaeological excavations between 1981 and 1985 in Düna at the south resin, interpret by analyses on a mining industry activity at the Rammelsberg already in the 3. Century.

1478 bought itself the Hungarian Montanmagnat Janos Thurzó into the mine and led it during its time as main trades to a bloom.

Since the national socialists regarded the Rammelsberg with his Metallerzen as war important, the mine was fully removed. Thus the today's Tagesanlagen with the slope preparation and the Rammelsbergschacht developed in the course „of the Rammelsbergprojekts “to 1936/1937.

After well over 1000 years and nearly 30 millions Tons ore the promotion became to 30. June 1988 because of exhaustion of stores adjusted.

Starting from 1988 the shut down mine was removed to a singular museum, which since 1992 together with the Goslarer old part of town to the UNESCO - world cultural heritage belongs. Museum and visitor mine Rammelsberg are point of anchor of the European route of the industrial culture (ERIH).

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Herzberger pond

over moving waters for the untertägigen water wheels, sufficient in dry times, to have, 1561 the Herzberger pond one put on. Since 1926 are operated the Herzberger pond by the sports club Hellas Goslar as forest bath. Up to the quiet putting the mine still used the water for cooling purposes. The warm water was pumped back to the pond and fed such a pool in the forest bath.

arm ore preparation to Boell-smell

Aufbereitung am Bollrich
dressing to Boell-smell

under the Wirtschaftswunder and the 1950 lead risen steeply - and one undertook zinc prices in the same year investigations in the volume ore occurrences. After successful attempts these arm ores, the one usable metal content of approx. 25% had to prepare, 1953 the gang up preparing in enterprise were taken. For the planning of the plant like also with the today's Tagesanlagen at the Rammelsberg the bill architect Fritz Schupp was responsible.

The binding of the plant was made by the already existing Gelenbeeker lug, which served for the removal of the ores for the huts after Oker.

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coordinates: 51° 53 ′ 15 ″ N, 10° 25 ′ 54 ″ O


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