A pit cage takes you 100 metres straight down into the Zinngrube Ehrenfriedersdorf Visitor’s Mine
, where you will get to see old mining equipment in action. The nearby Röhrgraben
, a channel which supplied water to the heaps and ore-washing facilities in the Greifensteinwald forest, makes for a wild and romantic hiking trail. You will also pass the Greifenbachstauweiher, created as a mining reservoir and now a popular recreational retreat.
The Paper Mill Niederzwönitz (Papiermühle Niederzwönitz) once took care of all the mining administration’s paper needs and is one of the oldest paper mills in Germany still in operation today. The modernised museum houses a number of functional, historical pieces of equipment – so there are lots of interesting facts to be learned!