Caves and mines

Did you know that the Sauerland also has a lot to offer "underground"? In addition to fascinating caves with their stalagmites, stalactites and bizarre rock formations, the numerous large and small mines in the Sauerland give you an insight into the long history of mining in the region. Absolutely unique in NRW and always spectacular anew. You won't be able to stop marveling, that's guaranteed!

Der Josephus-Stollen


Einer der vielen Stollen in Ramsbeck ist der Josephus- Stollen im Bastenberg.

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Stalagmit in der Heinrichshöhle

Heinrichshöhle is a dripstone cave located in the Sundwig district of Hemeran with distinctive river cave profiles and fissures and crevices over 20 meters high.

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Drakenhöhlen Obermarsberg

Zechstein Caves

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Pit Light Dinner


Culinary highlight at a depth of 300 meters

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Slate building Nuttlar

imposante Schieferwand im Schieferbau Nuttlar

The adventure mine in Sauerland

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The Veleda Cave is one of the oldest soil and historical monuments of the Sauerland.

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Besucherbergwerk Kilianstollen

Kilianstollen Unter Tage

The visitor mine is not only a great gem for mineralogists and geologists, but the colorful mineralizations created by sintering make almost everyone go into raptures.

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Slate building culinary

Schieferbau Nuttlar

Sensory magic underground

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Ein Besuch der Dechenhöhle und des Deutschen Höhlenmuseums Iserlohn lohnt sich.

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Museum gallery lead mine Neu Glück

Bleierzgrube "Neu Glü

Into the mine - in the museum gallery lead mine "Neu Glück" there is the possibility to discover Plettenberg's history underground.

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Philippstollen near Olsberg (place of souls)

Philippstollen Olsberg

On the southern slope of the "Briloner Eisenberg" near Olsberg, in the course of the 18th century

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Sauerland Ramsbeck Visitor Mine

Eingang Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk

An adventure awaits them in our disused ore mine.

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Attendorn dripstone cave

Die Atta-Höhle

The total length of the Atta-Höhle measures 6. 670 meters of which about 1.

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Only in Hemer! The stalactite-adorned realm of the cave bear at the foot of the rock sea The Heinrichshöhle is adorned with fantastic stalactite formations and has up to 20 m high fissures in its rear area.

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Maxstollen (soul place)


A disused gallery with information board about the mining history

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Mine diving

Bergwerktauchen in Nuttlar

In the former mine in Nuttlar, the former tunnels can be explored during a dive.

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