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Samson Mine


Price per Person with / without guest card

Adults: 8,00 € /9,00 €

Reduced*: 6,00 € / 6,00 €

Children**: 4,00 € / 4,50 €

School classes from 20 pers.: 4,00 €

Free: children <5 yrs & Harz-Card owners

Age restriction: none

Card/Mobile payment: possible

* students (over 15 years), apprentices, disabled people, unemployed people

** (5-15 years)

Opening times

Mine visit: only allowed in a guided tour

Guided tours: Mon – Sun 11:00 & 14:30

Ticket sale: 10 min before tour starts

Ticket shop: entrance of mining museum

Duration: guided tour + museum:
60 + 30 min

Additional guided tours (also in English):
by booking in advance
minimum price: 110,00 €

open daily: 01.04.-31.10.22

closed: 01.11.-30.11.22


Corona: we recommend FFP2-masks

Mediaguide EN DK NL: for free

Temperature: summer 8° C

Stairs: 88 steps with railing

Toilettes: opposite site of sport field

Dogs: allowed with reservation

Photography: allowed for private use

Free-WiFi: Samson_free_WiFi

fon: +49 (0)5582 1249


The Samson Mine, located in Sankt Andreasberg, is counted among the most significant mining monuments in Europe. From 1521 until 1910, silver ore in particular was mined here. For many years, the Samson Mine was one of the world’s deepest. It is also home to the man engine known as the Fahrkunst, which is still in operation and is now recognized as an international machine monument. Equally impressive are the two water wheels - the reversible overshot wheel from 1820, which is 9 m high, and the pump wheel, which stands 12 metres tall and is driven by water during the tour, just as it was centuries ago.

The Samson Mine is part of the Upper Harz Water Management System, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010.