All year Wed-Sun, Hol 10-18.
School holidays: daily 10-18.
Closed 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 26-DEC, 31-DEC, 01-JAN.
Adults EUR 5, Children (6-16) EUR 3, Children (0-5) notallowed.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 4, School Children EUR 3.
Speleotherapy: 10 visits including medical advice EUR 450, tryout EUR 10.
|Address:||Kurgesellschaft Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel mbH, Besucherbergwerk "Marie Louise Stolln", Siedlung 1, 01819 Kurort Berggießhübel, Tel: +49-35023-52980, Fax: +49-35023-52981. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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|1230||area settled by German miners, start of iron mining and processing.|
|1300||village Gottleuba founded as a miners town.|
|1404||area conquered by the Wettin family.|
|19-MAY-1418||first written mention of mining at the Gottleuba river.|
|1447||first written mention of ores near Berggießhübel, old name was Gißhobel.|
|1459||border quarrels settled by Kurfürst Friedrich II in the Vertrag von Eger (treaty of Eger).|
|1466||indepenent Bergamt (board of mines) with Bergmeister (head of mines).|
|1590||the chronist Petrus Albinus praises the quality of the iron and introduces the term Pirnisch Eisen.|
|1618||mining ended by the 30 Years War.|
|1717||first mineral spring Johann-Georg-Brunnen discovered.|
|1726||Friedrich Erbstolln (Marie Louise Stolln) started.|
|1731||tax on wood, which is necessary to process the iron ore, increases the cost and makes mining unprofitable.|
|1813||marauding troops destroy mines and furnaces, end of mining.|
|1819||mining revived by Detlev Graf von Einsiedel.|
|1876-1878||europaweite Stahlüberproduktionskrise bringt den Bergbau zum Erligen.|
|1892||ores mined out, mines closed.|
|1964||increasing number of collapses of old mine tunnels.|
|1970||mines safeguarded by the Bergsicherung Dresden.|
|2003||start of the development of the show mine.|
|2006||show mine opened to the public.|
Located in the town with the strange name Berggießhübel, the Marie Louise Stolln is today used as a show mine and for speleotherapy.