At the beginning of the tour, the mining apprentices cheer for the birthday child. After he or she has put on original miners' clothing, the mine train takes everybody into the mountain. The first shift begins and the practical training starts. The birthday boy or girl will be the “onsetter” (signaller) at the shaft and afterward all apprentices are assigned a task. For example, you can drill with a drilling hammer, blast (don't worry, it's only a simulation), operate a real scraper and load some ore. Every child can try and lift a piece of ore and experience its weight. Back above ground, there is a theoretical test for our young apprentices: mining tools and objects have to be sorted.
Of course, every new miner will receive his/ her reward at the end of the shift, which can be taken home.
Recommended for ages 8- 14
15 participants maximum Duration: 1,5 h
Cost: 75,- € (including a certificate and a special surprise for every guest!)