The Harz was once known for its many minerals and metals. These included silver, gold, copper, coal and iron. There are many disused mines in the area. If you would like to explore a mine, the Rammelsberg mine is worth a visit. Here you can see how mines were worked in the old days and how they are worked in modern times with explosives.
You can take a small mountain train deep into the mine, where the little ones can even get a helmet with a headlamp and try their hand at mining.
The mine also has a museum and a restaurant.
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