Visitor mines

At these places the visitors of the GeoPark Ruhrgebiet may go below ground and experience the working environment of a miner.

In the Nightingale Mine. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
In the Nightingale Mine. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Nightingale Mine (Witten)

In the LWL Industrial Museum Nightingale Mine, guided tours in a restored mining tunnel of 130 m length are conducted several times a day. See the coal seams and get an impression of the atmosphere in an original drift mine.

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German Mining-Museum Bochum. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
German Mining-Museum Bochum. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

German Mining-Museum (Bochum)

In 20 meters depth, below the German Mining-Museum Bochum, a visitor mine with impressive equipment is situated. Guided tours are provided regulary for visitors of the museum. A men-rope-haulage-simulator makes one feel like a real coal miner.

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Graf Wittekind mine. Photo GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
Graf Wittekind mine. Photo GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Graf Wittekind (Dortmund)

The Visitor Mine "Graf Wittekind is a restored mine, where mining can be experienced, like it happened to be between 1700 and 1870 in hundreds of mines in the Ruhr Area. Guided tours for small groups are provided on demand. A visit requires a good physical constitution, since most of the mining tunnels can only be entered by crawling. Equipmend is provided by the organizer.

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Mining tunnel in the Nordsternpark (Gelsenkirchen)

On the occasion of the "German Garden Exhibition" a mining tunnel of 63 m length was built by mining trainees. Former Miners of the Nordstern Mine take care for the equipment and provide guided tours.

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Mining collection Rotthausen (Gelsenkirchen)

The museum includes a rebuilt mining tunnel.

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Former mining tunnel for education (Kamp Lintfort)

The tunnel lies 3 meters below ground and has a length of 250 meters. It was built by mining trainees in the beginning of the 1970ies. Guided tours are offered on demand.

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