A 1000-year-old Mine
by Wojciech Fedoruk - 5 years ago
Mine of Rammelsberg was the longest operating ore mine in the world. Opened in the 10th century, it was finally depleted and closed in 1988. Then it has been transformed into museum, which is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting places to visit in central Germany. There is an option to go under earth to the old mineshafts, but the mine offers much on the surface as well. You may have a good time walking through the industrial buildings full of wagons, engines and other mine machinery, listening to the history of Rammelsberg and miners’ work and social conditions. Rammelsberg is even more interesting than neighbouring Goslar, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Lower Saxony.