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Seit 1974 das Erlebnis unter Tage


Your Visit

The Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk gives a comprehensive insight into the ore-mining in the Sauerland.
It shows not only technical, but also extensive mineralogical and historical collection items.
Our exhibitions and the preserved visitor mine underground offer visitors an insight into the world of mining.

Opening times

Eingang des Sauerländer Bergbnaumuseums

Tuesday - Sunday
9:00 - 17:00 clock
Last driveway around 16:00 clock
closed on Mondays

Open Easter and White Monday

On the following days the visitor mine is closed:
Christmas: 21.-26.12.2018
New Year's Eve / New Year: 31.12.2018 - 1.1.2019
Track construction work: 7.1.2019 to expected 8.2.2019 (completion of the work)

Admission fees

Kassenbereich des Sauerländer Bergbaumuseums

Here you will find the current entry prices Sauerländer visitors mine.


Echoes of Swing
Whether pit lit dinners, concerts in the machine hall, mineral show or activity days, our events regularly attract a variety of visitors to the museum.

Inform yourself of upcoming events.

Travelling by car, bus and train


From the direction
Ruhrgebiet, Netherlands:

About the A46, exit Bestwig, turn left direction Brilon (B7)
turn after about 2 km in the center of Bestwig right onto the L 776 towards Schmallenberg.

Coming from Paderborn, Kassel:
Coming from the B7 from the direction Brilon
In the center of Bestwig turn left onto the L 776 towards Schmallenberg.


The museum can be reached for people with mobility problems independently from the main entrance. Separately designated parking spaces are available nearby.

The visitor mine is unreachable for people with mobility impairments.


Ehrenamtliche Mitarbeiter

Without the numerous heads, hands and feet, which support us volunteer, we would be able to offer you much less. List here unfortunately it is not possible.