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.




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



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

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