The Roeder tunnel was named after its creator, the chief mining engineer Johann Christoph Roeder. The system with its underground watercourses, wheels and shafts is over 200 years old "machinery", which provided the mining industry with a high level of efficiency in the 19th century.

During the tour, you will follow the path of the water that set the huge sweeping and artificial wheels in motion underground. Until the beginning of the 20th century, water energy was the most important, sustainable source of energy at the Rammelsberg ore mine.

Tips and notes

Underground it is 12 °C and damp – so don't forget to bring a jacket and sturdy shoes!

Minimum age: 4 years


Guided tours are available in the following foreign languages (upon request):

  • Danish
  • English

In the summer months there might be some foreign language guided tours scheduled. Please contact us for further details. 

This guided tour has more than 101 stair steps. Please consider this. 

You want to book a guided tour for a special event? Then please contact us at the mail or phone number below. We will create for you a special offer for an unique experience.

You want to take a look before you start your adventure? This can be done here. You get to a recording of the tour, where you can click through various points of the tour.