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Museum Ore Mine

Museum · Allgäu · 1,000 m
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    Museum ore mines
    Photo: Carmen Bachmann, Erzgruben Erlebniswelt

At this open air museum visitors lern about the history of mining next to the mountain Grünten.

Around the distinctive peak of the Grünten, iron ore was mined and smelted from the 14th to the 19th century. At some days when actions for visitors take place, the true to the original recreated forge is still operating. At the large open air area you will find historic coal-fired power stations, a furnace and a bloomery. Visitors also enjoy watching movies about the historic mining at the Grünten.

On a guided tour together with mole "Grubi", we explore "Andreas-Tagebau" (an abandoned strip mine) and the two ore mines "Theresiengrube" and the "Annagrube". Afterwards the restaurant "Knappenhock" invites you to enjoy food on the sunny terrace. Kids have fun during the scouting expedition "Erzgruben-Rallye" at the open air area and  enjoy the playing ground.

Opening hours

In the summer season from 30th april on daily from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Update: September 10, 2019

Public transport

By train to Sonthofen and by bus to Burgberg

By road

On road B19 to Sonthofen and then following the signage to Burgberg


There are parking lots at the village center in Burgberg.


47.538891, 10.321891
47°32'20.0"N 10°19'18.8"E
32T 599481 5265898
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Museum Ore Mine

Auf dem Ried
87545 Burgberg
Phone 08321 784646 Fax 08321 672222

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