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Hessisches Braunkohle Bergbaumuseum Borken


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Location: Besucherstollen: Am Amtsgericht 2-4, 34582 Borken
Themenpark: Am Freilichtmuseum 1, 34582 Borken
Mineralogische Sammlung: Mühlenweg, 34582 Borken-Singlis.
Gedenkstätte Stolzenbach: country road L3152 between Dillich and Stolzenbach.
Open: Besucherstollen: Palm Sunday to OCT Tue-Sat 14-17, So 12-17, last tour 17.
NOV to Palm Sunday Tue-Sun 14-17, last tour 17.
Themenpark: Palm Sunday to OCT Tue-Sat 14-17, So 12-17, last tour 17.
Mineralogische Sammlung: All year Wed 15-17.
Gedenkstätte Stolzenbach; no restrictions.
[2011]
Fee: Besucherstollen: Adults EUR 4, Children (13-16) EUR 3, Children (7-12) EUR 1.50, Children (0-6) free, Seniors EUR 3, Family (2+2) EUR 8.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 3.50, Children (13-16) EUR 2.50, Children (7-12) EUR 1.50, Seniors EUR 2.50.
Themenpark: Adults EUR 4, Children (13-16) EUR 3, Children (7-12) EUR 1.50, Children (0-6) free, Seniors EUR 3, Family (2+2) EUR 8.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 3.50, Children (13-16) EUR 2.50, Children (7-12) EUR 1.50, Seniors EUR 2.50.
Combi Ticket: Adults EUR 6.50, Children (13-16) EUR 5, Children (7-12) EUR 2.50, Children (0-6) free, Seniors EUR 5, Family (2+2) EUR 14.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 6, Children (13-16) EUR 4, Children (7-12) EUR 2.50, Seniors EUR 4.
[2011]
Classification:  Coal Mine
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History

 
01-JUN-1988mining accident at Stolzenbach.

Geology


Description

The Hessisches Braunkohle Bergbaumuseum Borken is located in the oldest box work building of the city Borken near the town hall. It presents the 400 years of lignite mining history with documents, photographs, model, and mining tools. The museum has an artificial mine tunnel which shows the underground mining technology of the 1920s. The wooden framework, the machinery and tools make the mine replica very realistic. And this illusion is even greater as visitors get helmets for their tour. The mineral collection Mineralogische Sammlung M. Schrammel is located at a different building and is open only once a week.

Nearby a former mine plant is the location of the Themenpark "Kohle & Energie" (theme park coal and energy),which hows huge machinery used in the opencast mines. There are bucket-wheel and bucket-chain excavators, mine trains and turbines. The lignite was mainly mined to create electricity, so there is also a huge combustion chamber. The open air museum is more than 3ha in size and has several hands on displays for children. The topic lignite mining is completed by information on reclamation techniques at the Naturschutz-Informationszentrum Borkener See. The Borkener See (Borken lake) is a former open cast mine which is now filled with ground water. The water is of high quality and very low in nutrients which makes it an important environment for rare plants and animals.

The Gedenkstätte Stolzenbach (Stolzenbach memorial site) is dedicated to an mining accident which happened on 01-JUN-1988 in the Stolzenbach underground mine. Many miners died in this accident.


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