Werra Mine

The guided tours are an interesting experience for locals and tourists alike. Though they are only held in German, the mines themselves are worth visiting.

The tin ore mine has been opened exclus­ively for guided tours on the 6th of July in 2016 after extens­ive remod­el­ing and pre­par­a­tion. A tun­nel from the 18th cen­tury served as a found­a­tion for this cas­sit­er­ite mine. Tung­sten and pew­ter were of great sig­ni­fic­ance between 1929 and 1945. The mine was exten­ded to a total length of almost 4 kilo­met­ers / 2.5 miles between 1949 and 1957. The mine received the code name „Zin­nerz-Unter­suchungs­be­trieb“ (tin ore exam­in­a­tion facil­ity and ended up reach­ing 280 meters below the sur­face. Today, a total of 300 meters of that tun­nel is access­ible dur­ing tours. The road lead­ing up to the mine (about 1km / 0.6 miles) offers a lot of inform­a­tion on how the mines origin.


Guided tours are offered from may to Septem­ber each year. Between the months of Octo­ber to April, the mine is closed. Dur­ing this time it offers shel­ter to many loc­al bat species.

Please sign up for tours here:

Kur- & Tour­ist Inform­a­tion Weißen­stadt
Wun­siedler Straße 4
95163 Weißen­stadt
Phone num­ber: +49 (0) 9253 95031
E‑Mail Adress: tourist@​weissenstadt.​de
Max. Group size: 10 people + 1 guide

Entrance fee:
• adults: 12 EUR
• 6–17 years of age: 8 EUR 
kids young­er than 6 years can­not participate.

Please note that the entrance fee must be trans­ferred to the account below with the sub­ject line „Werra“ before the tour starts.

Spar­kasse Hoch­franken
sort code: 780 500 00
Bank account num­ber: 620 280 164
IBAN: DE12 7805 0000 0620 2801 64

Hel­mets with head­lights and water­proof jack­ets will be provided.

The tour includes a short hike (1.3 km / 0.8 miles) to the mine and back. Sat­urdy shoes (water-repel­lent if pos­sible) are a good choice since there are sev­er­al water streams inside the mine.

Usu­ally the tour takes about 3 hours.

Start­ing and end point: park­ing lot Leder­er near Rudolfstein

Have a great time and GLÜCK AUF!