Rosenhof Wheel Chambers –

visit one of the oldest mining installations in Clausthal

The Thurm Rosenhof Mine was one of the oldest mines in Clausthal and one of the longest in operation. Here you can discover two outstanding components of the Upper Harz Water Management System that have been preserved – hidden under the earth: the Rosenhof Wheel Chambers. Like the inside of a mighty tower, the Round Wheel Chamber from the late 17th century descends 24 metres into the ground. The neighbouring Oval Wheel Chamber from the early 19th century, which contemporaries described as the "most beautiful in the whole of the Harz", is 15 metres high. A little adventure that will take you into the depths via ladders and stairways awaits you here.

The Rosenhof Wheel Chambers are an external location of the Upper Harz Mining Museum.

Into the depths of the Rosenhof Wheel Chambers via stairs and ladders.

Into the depths of the Rosenhof Wheel Chambers via stairs and ladders...

© Hansjörg Hörseljau

and marvel at the centuries-old architecture

...and marvel at the centuries-old architecture.

© Hansjörg Hörseljau




Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum
Bornhardtstr. 16
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Tel. +49 5323-98950



Reinhard-Roseneck-Weg/Ecke Berliner Straße
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

World Heritage in the Harz

World culture up close

In the former mine at the Rammelsberg you will get unique insights into the long history of mining. In the historic installations both above and below ground you will find out about 1000 years of uninterrupted ore mining.

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…


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.