Christmas shift at the Oberharz Mining Museum | Clausthal-Zellerfeld

The Oberharz Mining Museum, together with the Clausthal-Zellerfeld Tourist Information Office, invites you to a very special "Christmas shift" at the museum in Clausthal-Zellerfeld on the first weekend of Advent - 2 and 3 December: on Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, visitors can experience the buildings above and below ground as well as mining in a Christmas atmosphere.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors and locals will have the opportunity to enjoy mulled wine, punch, lumumba and sweet treats as well as savoury food and browse through (arts and) crafts on the lovingly decorated museum grounds. Many local artists and stalls will be present and offer the opportunity to buy your first Christmas presents.

Christmas in the mine


One of the highlights, in addition to the musical programme, will be the guided tours on both days at hourly intervals from 10 a.m. through the Christmas illuminated above-ground and underground show mine. Here, over 200 Christmas lights provide a completely new perspective on the mining history of the Oberharz.



Friday 01.12.2023
5:30 pm

Kick-off: Lecture with Dr Friedhart Knolle: "The Tanne plant in the middle of the World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains", FREE ADMISSION, donations requested

Saturday 02.12.2023

10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

6:30 pm 7:00 pm

Christmas DJ sounds to set the mood Small tracts in Ewerharzer dialect - performed by Ingrid Lader Trumpet duo Lenk Festive opening and greetings Dance group of the RKS Presentation: Oberharzer Gebirgsmarine - Erzförderung in Schiffen auf dem Ernst-August-Stollen 1833-1900 (Ulrich Reiff) Chor der Marinekameradschaft Clausthal-Zellerfeld Posaunenchor Weihnachtsmusik mit Martin Hampe Lesung: Harzer Autorinnen und Autoren lesen Gedichte und Geschichten aus der aktuellen Mitgliederanthologie "Still lacht die Zeit." (Lyrik lebt e.V.) Open Advent door: short Christmas devotion (Pastor André Dittmann) Finishing with Christmas DJ sounds

Sunday 03.12.2023
10:00 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Get in the mood with Christmas DJ sounds Small tract in Ewerharzer dialect - performed by Ingrid Lader Trumpet duo Lenk Lecture: Energy supply in times of change (Stefan Poehling) Christmas sounds with Katinka Father Christmas and his angels visit the Christmas shift Dance group of the RKS Gospel Singers Altenau Conclusion with Christmas DJ sounds


Guided tours through the Christmas illuminated show mine*: Saturday: from 10.30 a.m. every hour until 6.30 p.m. Sunday: from 10.30 a.m. every hour until 4.30 p.m.

* Registration at the ticket office on site

Subject to change without notice.


Christmasmarket: Adults € 4.00 | Concessions* € 2.50 Christmas market with mine tour: Adults € 7.50 | Concessions* € 4.50

*Concessions include children, students, trainees and disabled persons on presentation of a valid ID card

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