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Merkers Adventure Mines - the world of white gold

In the hoisting cage, you travel 500 metres below ground in 90 seconds. Experience a 20-kilometre tour through the mine, underground mining museum, an historic gold room, a unique underground bucket-wheel excavator, simulated blasting and a laser show in the largest underground concert hall. The highlight is the crystal grotto, a geotope that is unique worldwide and 800 metres underground. Special events on request.

Opening hours

There are guided tours all the year round.

1st April - 30th Nov.
Tues - Sun, 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

1st Dec. - 31st March
Tues - Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Sundays 1.30 p.m. only

We recommend that you book your mine tour in advance by telephone. Only a limited number of tickets are available at the ticket office.

We regret that no children under 10 can take part in the mine tour.  

Detailed information

  • Number of steps: 2
  • Number of levels: 60
  • Number of stairs: 1
  • Length of tour: 180 min
  • Height above sea level: -182 m - -508 m
  • Length of visitor's route: 20000 m
  • Relative air humidity underground: 30 %
  • Temperature underground: 21 °C
  • Route conditions: good (mine conditions)
  • Special features: Helmet and overall are provided.


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Restaurant
  • Language: German
  • Parking for coach: 5
  • Parking for car: 65



Contact information

Erlebnis Bergwerk Merkers

Zufahrtstraße 1
36460 Merkers

Telephone: +49 (0) 3695 614101
Fax: +49 (0) 3695 612472

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