Menuebild
Menü

The 19-Lachter-Stollen –

an exciting destination for your excursion 


The 19-Lachter-Stollen in Wildemann is the only water drainage gallery in the Harz that is accessible for visitors and will take you 500 metres into the hillside. Its construction was started in the 16th century. The drainage gallery was used to drain water out of the mines higher up in Zellerfeld and Clausthal. The focal theme of "depth" can be experienced with all the senses here: an impressive bi-directional waterwheel with a diameter of nine metres turns and you stand on a bridge and look down more than 260 metres into the atmospherically lit Ernst August Shaft from the 19th century.

As part of the project TRAFO: HARZ|MUSEUMS|WORLD HERITAGE TRANSFORMS A REGION the exhibition areas at the 19-Lachter-Stollen have been updated. You can get a first impression of the new elements of the exhibition in the videos below, or directly join a guided tour.

Video 1: Overview – What is "Markscheidekunst" (mine surveying) and how long is a "Lachter"? Find out the answers …
Video 2: Highlight – Breathtaking – look down into the 261-metre-deep Ernst August Shaft!

 In the exhibition, the mode of function of a drainage gallery and much more is explained.

In the exhibition, the mode of function of a drainage gallery and much more is explained.

© diedrehen.de

The only water drainage gallery in the Harz that can be explored on a guided tour.

The only water drainage gallery in the Harz that can be explored on a guided tour.

© Stefan Sobotta

Takes you 500 metres into the mountain - the 19-Lachter-Stollen.

Takes you 500 metres into the mountain - the 19-Lachter-Stollen.

View into the 260-metre-deep Ernst August Shaft

View into the 260-metre-deep Ernst August Shaft

OVERVIEW MAP

 

CONTACT

19-Lachter-Stollen
Im Sonnenglanz 18
38709 Wildemann
Tel. +49 5323-6628
besucherbergwerk(at)t-online.de
www.19-lachter-stollen.de

 

TIMES OF GUIDED TOURS

May to October:
daily at 11:00, 14:00, 15:30 (minimum 5 persons)
Wednesdays 14:00, without reservation 

November to April:
limited tour times
closed on Mondays
(except holiday periods/public holidays)

World Heritage in the Harz

A diverse World Heritage Site with numerous museum locations awaits your visit. And the Information Centre offers you the perfect introduction to the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System. Read more…

On the Move

Hiking, cycling, motorized tours or guided visits – there are many ways to explore the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz.

On our website you will find numerous suggestions for your tour of discovery – be inspired by the cultural diversity and the breathtaking landscapes of this unique mining region…

Downloads

An overview of what the World Heritage has to offer

This information brochure will take you on your first journey of discovery through the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz. Have fun browsing.

Image UNESCO