Besucherbergwerk Bergfreiheit

Short facts

  • Bad Wildungen

Did you know that the pointed caps were the miners' first "protective helmets"?

In the Berg Freiheit visitor mine, you can find out this and much more about the hard work of miners in the Middle Ages.

There has been evidence of mining in Snow White Village since 1552. With the award of the "Bergfreyheit" on September 14th, 1561 by Count Samuel v. Waldeck, the mining village for the extraction of silver and copper ore is founded and has been bearing this place name ever since. An extensive system of tunnels, now well secured, runs through the Kellerwald Mountains, especially the "light" near Bergfreiheit ".

Here you can clearly experience the narrow, sometimes very low corridors in which the miners - often still children - once underground their heavy and dangerous ones There were frequent accidents or collapses in which the workers were injured or even killed. It is quite possible that the miners, who had aged prematurely due to crippling, poor nutrition and lack of sunlight, were ridiculed by others as "dwarves". Mining in the Kellerwald was probably already carried out by the Celts. A ring wall on the "Wüstegarten", the highest mountain (675 m above sea level) in the Kellerwald, is evidence of Celtic activity.

The hut fires have long been extinguished and the roar of the hammers has ceased It has become quiet in the Urfftal, may this calm endure and give many people rest and relaxation.

Besucherbergwerk Bergfreiheit

34537 Bad Wildungen


Phone: +49 5621 / 96567-41



General information

Open from: April - October
Guided tours:
Saturday and Sunday 14:00 and 15:00 / approx. 50 min. each.
Public holidays and deviations:
Labour Day: open
Ascension Day: closed
Whit Monday: open
Corpus Christi: open
Day of German Unity: open
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Handicapped accessible WC
Price info

Groups from 10 persons: 4,50 € / person

Children's birthday parties from 8 persons: 6,50 € / person



Approach to Bergfreiheit via the A 49 or B 253 and B 485. Follow the signs for "Schneewittchendorf Bergfreiheit".

Exit the B 253 from the east or south either via Braunau (B 486) in the direction of Bad Zwesten, then turn right in Braunau, drive through the village of Bergfreiheit. Approx. 200 m after leaving the village on the right, parking lot at the mine.

Exit the B 253 coming from the west in Hundsdorf (signs for "Schneewittchendorf").

Then via Hundsdorf and Armsfeld to the Fischbach junction, turn left. About 300 m before Berg Freiheit, turn left into the parking lot at the visitor mine.

More info

Group tours or children's birthday parties with a treasure hunt in the mine are also possible outside the regular tour times by arrangement for groups of 10 or more.

Winter break from November to March!

During this time, no guided tours take place due to bat protection (also no special tours).

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