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Bergbaumuseum Mechernich
Ranked #7 of 12 things to do in Mechernich
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 25 June 2015

You can visit this museum only at 14:00 every day. Only them you can enter in the mine. George Dumitrescu

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This lead mine forms part of an ore body that extends over 60 kilometers, even across the border into Belgium. Along its length this ore body is mined for different minerals including silver.

The mine at Mechernich was first mined in Roman times.

Some parts of the mine were modified to act as an air raid shelter for 3000 people during WW2. This included blast doors, a fully fitted out pharmacy, medical facility etc. Finally the mine was closed in 1957 due to it being uneconomic, although it is understood that substantial reserves remain.

A very interesting museum above surface provides additional information on the mine, the miners - including roman artifacts and other pertinent facts regarding the lead industry.

The museum and mine tour is geared more towards German speakers.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017
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