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Samson Mine


Ticket sale: 10 min before tour starts

Ticket shop: entrance of mining museum

Card/mobile payment: possible

Registration: not necessary

Age restriction: none

Price per person with / without guest card

Adults: 9,00 € / 10,00 €

Reduced*: 7,00 € / 7,00 €

Children (5-15 yrs): 5,00 € / 5,50 €

School classes (5-15 yrs.): 5,00 €

Children <5 yrs & Harz-Card owners: free

* students (over 15 years), apprentices,

people with handicaps, unemployed people

Opening times

12.03.-31.10.: open Mon - Sun

Mine visit: only allowed in a guided tour

Guided tours: 11:00 & 14:30

Duration tour + museum: 60 + 30 min

Additional guided tours (also in English):
only with reservation
Please use our registration form

Minimum price: 120,00 €

01.11.-04.12.: closed

05.12.-30.12.: open Tue - Sat

31.12.: open til 13:00

25.12. / 25.12. / 01.01.: closed

02.01.-31.03.: open Tue - Sun


Mining museum: included (at end of tour)

Temperature in pit: actual 8° C

Stairs: 88 steps with railing

Audioguide EN DK NL: for free

Toilettes: opposite site of sport field

Pushchairs: allowed only overground

Dogs: allowed with reservation

Photography: allowed for private use

Free-WiFi: Samson_free_WiFi

Grube Samson
Bergwerk | Museum | Erlebnis
Am Samson 2
37444 St. Andreasberg

fon: +49 (0)5582 1249


"Of tightrope artists and free riders"

The Samson pit presents the historic Upper Harz ore mining industry and its hydroelectric power supply. Originally preserved mining technology such as water wheels or the art of driving still impress today. Almost all areas of the mine can even be visited by people with reduced mobility. In addition to the shaft building and the water wheel houses, an 88 meter long tunnel is also accessible to visitors. The tour ends in the mine museum.

We offer guided tours in English for groups by prior arrangement. Individual guests can take part in the public tours in German and use our free media guide, which offers the mine tour in EN, NL and DK. All information about the media guide can be found here

Longer underground journeys are possible in the Catharina Neufang mine, the sister mine of the Samson mine (actually closed due to maintenance). Here, in the narrow and winding mining areas, guests get a deeper insight into mining from the 16th century. If you want to be even more adventurous, you can go even deeper into the mountain with the colleagues from the Roter Bär mine... up to the real limit experience.