The Todtmoos-Mättle mine was first mentioned in 1798. Up until the closure of the vitriol hut in Schwarzenbach (now Todtmoos-Berghütte) in 1835, huge volumes of ore were excavated from the surface mine, and processed for industrial use in the vitriol hut. Only after this time, the nickel ore (formally considered waste) was used to strengthen steel and has been mined irregularly in smaller volumes.
However, the lengthy mining investigation did not bring the expected success. Despite great efforts in the years 1934-1937 no ore mine worth excavation was found, and therefore mining ceased in 1937 and the site closed.
In 1988 the work began to turn the mine into a mining museum. This was completed in 2000. The opening of the museum took place on 16th June 2000.
The whole mine complex has been modernised in a family-friendly way so that it is also suitable for families with small children. The deep tunnel can also be visited by wheelchair users.
Opening HoursFrom 1st May - 31st October
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and all legal bank holidays 14:00 - 17:00
From 1st November - 30th April
Saturday, Sunday and all legal bank holidays 14:00 - 17:00
|Adult with guest card||2,00 €|
|Adult without guest card||3,00 €|
|Children up to (and including) 5 years||free|
|Children between 6 and 16 years||1,00 €|
|School children, students||1,00 €|
|Disabled (>50% with 1 accompanying person free)||1,00 €|
|Groups of 20 people or more with guest card||1,50 € p.P.|
|Groups of 20 people or more without guest card||1,50 € p.P.|
|(1 bus driver and 1 group leader free)|
|Free entry with Schwarzwald Card||frei|
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