Free cancellation/change of booking possible up to one day before the tour.
Opening hours of the exhibition and guided tours in the visitor mine
Monday: Groups by appointment
Tuesday: groups by appointment
Wednesday: 14:00 to 17:00 (last guided tour at 16:30)
Thursday: groups by appointment
Saturday: 14:00 to 17:00 (last guided tour at 16:30)
Sunday: 14:00 to 17:00 (last guided tour at 16:30)
Guided tours outside the stated times are possible by appointment. A guided tour of the visitor mine lasts approx. 1.5 hours.
The temperature in the mine is max. 10 °C, so warm clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended.
From 10.06.2023, the usual opening hours will apply again!
The general regular opening hours are Wednesdays and on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and public holidays from 14:00 to 17:00. For groups of 10 or more, appointments can also be made outside the general opening hours (special tours).
A guided tour will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours; visitors can also view the exhibition in the above-ground area and take part in a forging demonstration on Saturdays. For the underground tours, the admission prices listed below apply.
Prior booking or registration is absolutely necessary!
A journey to the treasures of the earth - this is what the mine train invites you to do with a trip into the impressive underground facilities of the former iron ore mine. The guided tour takes you into the deep Bindweider gallery on the original mine train. This takes you into the mine the same way the miners from Steinebach once did.
Iron ore was mined in the Bindweide mine for over 200 years, until mining ceased in 1931. Since 1986, the Bindweide mine has once again been one of the few exhibition mines in Germany that can still be visited. After being completely modernised in 2013/14, the Bindweide mine is now an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Wearing a helmet and carrying a torch, you enter the old mine.
A mine train takes you to the mining sites deep in the mountain. The hard and dangerous work of the up to 900 miners in the Bindweide mine can be experienced in the old tunnels and mines when the original pneumatic drills drive their chisels into the rock with a deafening noise. The tour of the mine quickly gives you an idea of the efforts that went into extracting over 5 million tonnes of ore.
A modern visitor centre with a museum and a pit forge make historical mining an experience for young and old, families and groups. A hiking trail leads to the Barbaraturm - an imposing winding and observation tower. We look forward to your visit! Further information about the Bindweide mine: www.bindweide.de
*With this booking confirmation you will receive a 50% discount on admission to the Mining Museum in Herdorf-Sassenroth. Please hand in this booking confirmation at the mining museum.
Sufficient parking spaces are available at the visitor mine.
Hourly bus connection to the bus stop Motorcycle Museum, Steinebach/Sieg; further information www.westerwaldbus.de