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The Steinbach silver mines

Clairière du Silberthal
68700 Steinbach
Groupe Minéralogique Potasse
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In the heart of the forest, the Silberthal valley contains many deposits of iron and lead. With almost 200 mining works in under a 3km² radius, Steinbach valley has experienced many ups and downs, from the start of its activity around 1250 to its final closure in 1905. It is in this natural setting that the Saint Nicolas Mine, the Donnerloch Mine and the Erzenbach mines lead visitors on an exploration of 1000 years of iron and silver lead mining and on the trails of the miners. You can find out about these three sites and their geological and natural treasures by following one of the three discovery routes signposted with information boards or by taking a guided visit.

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Languages spoken : Allemand

Catering on spot: Drinks

Package visits offered: Free visit, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Practical services: Group reception

Leisure facilities for children: Playground, Sand pit, Slide

Animals accepted: Yes, under certain conditions

Length of visit/event: 2h

Equipment required: Boots, Walking shoes, Torch, Warm clothes

Clairière du Silberthal
68700 Steinbach

Tél : 07 54 82 92 35
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Location: At the edge of the forest, Mountain

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 5km - Cernay

Altitude (m): 650

Accessibility: By bike, By mountain bike, Through a gravel road, By car all year round

from the 01/01/2019 to the 31/12/2019
from the 15/06/2019 to the 15/09/2019

Opening hours: guided tours of the St Nicolas mine from 2 to 5 pm every Saturday

Period of validity

from the 01/01/2019 to the 31/12/2019
from the 15/06/2019 to the 15/09/2019