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Grube Fortuna

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The Museum

Das besondere Erlebnis ! Unternehmen Sie eine Zeitreise ins Erdmittelalter, in die geheimnisvolle untertägige Welt der Bergleute! Die Region an Lahn und Dill war bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert geprägt durch den Eisenerzbergbau und die weiterverarbeitenden Industrien. Mit der Schließung der Grube Fortuna bei Solms-Oberbiel endete 1983 diese bis in die Keltenzeit zurück reichende Tradition. Heute können Besucher dieses letzte klassische Eisenerzbergwerk Deutschlands in seinem Originalzustand besichtigen. Die Gäste erreichen zu Fuß durch den Stollen den Schacht. Von dort bringt sie der Förderkorb sicher zur 150m-Sohle. Anschließend geht es mit der Grubenbahn in den Abbaubereich, wo erfahrene Bergwerksführer die Originalmaschinen vorführen und Arbeitsabläufe sowie Besonderheiten des Gebirges erklären. Maschinenlärm, aber auch geheimnisvolle Stille vermitteln einen Eindruck von der faszinierenden Welt der Bergleute untertage. Eine Vertiefung der gewonnenen Eindrücke bietet einen Film mit historischen Aufnahmen in der Kipphalle, die Besichtigung der Fördermaschine oder der bergbaukundliche Lehrpfad. Für Schulklassen gibt es spezielle museumspädagogische Angebote. Das „Feld- und Grubenbahnmuseum Fortuna“, ein Eisenbahnmuseum auf dem Zechengelände, kann besichtigt werden und bietet einen interessanten Einblick in die fast vergangene Welt der früher weit verbreiteten Schmalspurbahnen, die über- und untertage Rohstoffe und gelegentlich auch Personen transportiert haben. Mit 57 Lokomotiven und ca. 100 Wagen präsentiert das Museum eine der interessantesten Sammlungen der Spurweite 600 mm in Europa. Führungen und Bahnfahrten auf Anfrage. Die Gaststätte „Zum Zechenhaus“ bietet ein reichhaltiges Angebot an Speisen und Getränken.

Focal points

Nature , Science , Technique , Rail , Handcraft


Grube Fortuna 1
35606 Solms-Oberbiel
+49 6443 82460

Opening hours


10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr
(letzte Einfahrt 15:30)

Geöffnet auch an den Feiertagen Tag der Arbeit, Himmelfahrt, Pfingstsonntag und -montag sowie Fronleichnam!


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