Mining museum/Mine

Besucherbergwerk Schmittenstollen (Quecksilber)

Mining museum/Mine · Nahe · closed
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  • Schmittenstollen - Werkzeuge
    / Schmittenstollen - Werkzeuge
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  • / Schmittenstollen - Eingang
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  • / Weitung Unter Tage
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  • / Schlägel und Eisen
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  • / Schmittenstollen
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  • / Erlebnisspielplatz
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  • / Schmittenstollen Telefon
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The Lemberg, about 420 metres above sea level, is the highest summit in the Nahe valley offering many mining pecularities and a cultural treasure: The Schmittenstollen.

The Lemberg, about 420 metres above sea level, is the highest summit in the Nahe valley offering many mining pecularities and a cultural treasure: The Schmittenstollen.
The Schmittenstollen, going back to the Middle Ages, is the only mercury mine in Western Europe open to the public.
This place of worship, consecrated the Roman God Mercury, on top of the Lemberg suggests that even the Romans digged for ores here. Mining can be traced back to the 15th century. The last mining of mercury took place from 1936 to 1942. In the mine open to the public today you can recognize the parts of the tunnel worked in the rock with mining hammers in the Late Middle Ages. In the last century they used machines and explosives.
The guided tour underground makes visitors feel under which hard circumstances generations of miners digged for mercury for centuries. The average temperature of about 8 degrees Celsius and the clean air are very refreshing, even for allergy sufferers.
A wine and beer garden offers regional specialties, such as local beer, excellent Nahe wine, homemade fruit juice in the middle of nature. Our barbecue area is best for families, firms and clubs.
Our play ground, a veteran locomotive, a quiz on local trees, an insect hotel, a “green” classroom and a herb garden leave no boredom among children and pupils of all age groups. Of course they can find “little gems” on the mine site.
The forest stage is the ideal place for activities in the forest, such as May festivals (1 May) and a so-called “Bavarian festival” in October. Every month gifted musicians offer a Sunday concert.
A trail including marvellous views of the Nahe valley and some “surprises” on your way leads from the Niederhausen reservoir to the mine in 45 minutes.
You can return via Feilbingert to the “Waldparkplatz” (parking in the forest) by bus or car. Visitors who want to avoid the steep descent (about 600 meters) will be picked up.

Opening hours

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Open Apr 02, 2020 through Oct 31, 2020 from Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00–18:00 .

In winter:

Every sunday at 11 am: some warm soup and other snacks...

In summer:

Wednesday till sunday and on request!

More information:
Schmittenstollen - 06758 – 8404


Single person: 6,00 Euro

Groups (12 persons): 5,50 Euro p.P.

Groups (40 persons): 5,00 Euro p.P.

severely disabled persons: 5,50 Euro p.P.

Kids: 5,00 Euro

Groups of 12 kids: 4,50 Euro p.P.

Groups of 40 kids: 4,00 Euro p.P.


(Grand)Parents with 3 kids: 15,00 Euro


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Getting there

Das Besucherbergwerk Schmittenstollen ist nur ca. 5 km von der Kurstadt Bad Münster am Stein Ebernburg entfernt im Wald zwischen Niederhausen und Feilbingert gelegen. Es ist im gesamten Erholungsgebiet Rheingrafenstein und über seine Grenzen hinaus sehr gut ausgeschildert. Folgen Sie einfach den braunen oder weißen Hinweisschildern.


Mit dem Auto parken sie am Besten auf dem Besucher- und Wanderparkplatz im Wald von Feilbingert (ausgeschildert). Von dort sind es noch ca. 700m zum Bergwerk. 

Der Stollen ist auch von Niederhausen an der Nahe über einen schönen Wanderweg zu erreichen. Parkmöglichkeiten gibt es dort in der Nähe des Stausees.

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13.4 km
4:14 h
391 m
391 m
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Besucherbergwerk Schmittenstollen (Quecksilber)

Nahestr. 63 
55593 Rüdesheim
Phone 004967588404


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