Compressed air for the Hilfe Gottes Mine

Compressed air for the Hilfe Gottes Mine

Underground through the water transport tunnels in the Eichelberg

The Knesebeck Shaft was a part of the "Hilfe Gottes" mine, which was closed in 1992 and was the last ore mine in the Harz. This excursion will take you to the mono and bi-directional water wheel chambers in the Mining Museum in Bad Grund as well as the hydrocompressor tower, which produced compressed air. Underground, you will explore the "Upper and Lower Eichelberger Wasserlauf" water transport tunnels, guided by an experienced miner. The sophisticated system, part of the Grund Gradient, served to provide the mines with water power.

Participants on this tour of medium difficulty should be at least 12 years old. Clothing for all weathers and sturdy shoes are essential. Rubber boots and safety helmets are available in limited quantities.

Group reservations possible at any time