Bergbaumuseum und Besucherbergwerk "Grube Günnersdorf"


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 The history of Mechernich is connected inseparable with history of mining industry. Altough mining began 2000 years ago, you can find numerous relicts of ore mining these days .




Bergbaumuseum und Besucherbergwerk Mechernich
Bleibergstr. 6
53894 Mechernich
Phone: (0049) 2443 48697
Fax: (0049) 2443 8204

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Radfahrer an der Erftquelle


The "Erft" rises in the small village of Holzmülheim, directly below the Himberg. It flows from here in the direction of Bad Münstereifel until it flows into the Rhine after about 100 km near Neuss. The spring was framed with natural stones by the village community. There is also a small statue of St. John Nepomuk, who is venerated as a bridge saint and is supposed to protect against water hazards. In the immediate vicinity is a playground, where there are also barbecue facilities and a lawn for sunbathing. At events at the spring, there is the possibility of being baptised in the Erft and receiving the title of "Erft cadet".