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“Great mine tour and museum.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum

Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Goslar
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great mine tour and museum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Tours of the old mine and of the modern mine are available. The tour of the old mine demonstrates the life of the miners in the middle ages. Be prepared to climb stairs.

The train tour of the modern mine shows how the working conditions of miners had only improved marginally.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent museum and tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place was incredible and definitely the highlight of our trip to Goslar. The mine was in operation for over 1000 years, used until 1988, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mine shafts seen on the tour provide a striking glimpse as to what it might have been like crawling a couple hundred meters into the cold and dark for an 8-hour day chipping rocks. While recent mining involved some of the incredible, huge machines on display, the remnants of early mining methods are clear -- like the huge wooden water wheels assembled underground to move rocks to the surface. Now, I think seeing a mine sounds cool, so for me, the machines, tools, stories of the minors, and dark tunnels in the mountain were really interesting. If you are English-speaking, definitely call ahead to arrange to join an English tour. Many of the signs are indeed in German, but some descriptions are in English and our guide was excellent. Because of the Sunday bus schedule, we arrived a couple hours ahead of the tour and it was easily possible for me to amuse myself wandering the exhibits. An absolute must see for me and well worth the 13 Euro.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic. A must too see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a place not to be missed. Originally wanted to go on the train ride but the ticket lady suggested the waterwheel tour and gave us a folder with some English as tour was in German. We were lucky there were only 2 other people and our guide spoke some English. It was amazing because you walked deep underground but a bit strenuous to go back up. Great cafe.

Visited September 2012
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Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you're interested in technical stuff and/or history, make sure to visit the place. We were impressed with how modern the exhibition is, and how carefully the worst part of the mine's history is dealt with. Definitely a thumbs-up - though the visit will be much less comprehensive when you don't speak German (hence only 4 out of five points).

Visited September 2012
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“A place that you shoud not mist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

The visit take about 1h. To see the wheels inside the mine, is incredebul. We were luky to have a guide who spoke english.

Visited August 2012
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