The Gold Mine

Experience gold mining at Germany’s richest gold deposit...

Welcome to Germany’s largest gold deposit – the ‘Eisenberg’ near Korbach. Put on your rubber boots and helmet – and let’s go explore the legendary gold lode.

Shafts, strata and minerals tell of millions of years of the Earth’s history, the energy-consuming work of medieval miners and the recurring attempts of modern adventurers from all over the world to retrieve the noble ore of the ‘Waldecker Land’. The exhibition mine in the former mining settlement of Goldhausen offers an exciting and educational adventure.

Retrace the steps of gold seekers at the Eisenberg. Castle ruins and a lookout tower invite you to make further discoveries (Historischer Goldbergbau Eisenberg e.V.).

Guided tours
Guided tours for groups of up to 12 visitors are available daily from mid-April to October after prior registration via the Tourist Information Office Korbach (free choice of dates).

The abovementioned association provides regular guided tours for individuals and small groups on the weekends (during the summer holidays, on Wednesday afternoons as well). Dates may be booked via this website or at – but keep in mind, that prior registration is necessary!

Visits of the mine are free for vacationers with the ‘MeineCardPlus’!

Admission prices:
Single tickets on Saturday or Sunday: 7.00 €
Children (6-14 years old): 3.50 €
Groups up to 12 persons – 1st group: 60.00 €
(Groups of children: 50.00 €)
2nd group: 30.00 €

Group dates upon request

Meeting point:
The ‘Zechenhaus’ (Pithead Building) at the ‘Dorfgemeinschaftshaus’ (Community Center) in Korbach-Goldhausen
Turmweg 4, Dorfgemeinschaftshaus
34497 Korbach-Goldhausen

Registration an Information:
Tourist-Information Korbach
Phone +49 5631 53232
Fax +49 5631 53200
E-Mail: tourismus(at)

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