In the Palatinate, the mining tradition is very old, because a great variety of natural resources were found in this region. In some areas, there is even evidence of mining activities dating back to the time of the Celts. The small town of Imsbach located in the foothills of the Donnersberg used to be a mining town.

Even today, visitors can see traces of the early mining activities and travel back through time by exploring the two mines "Weiße Grube" ("White Pit") and "Maria". The Historic Museum of Mining in the Palatinate includes not only an extensive collection of beautiful minerals but also of other natural resources that were found in the region. There are also three historic hiking trails that run through the forests of Imsbach. Numerous signs alongside the paths explain the town’s mining history. These trails can be explored year-round and during guided tours that are offered on special dates.

Exploring the White Pit.

Exploring the White Pit.

In the 2022 season, it will only be open on individual campaign days. Further information on this under News or Events. Unfortunately, individual tours and programs for groups cannot be offered this season. Tickets prices include the guided tour as well as admittance to the Mining Museum.

For further information please contact the local tourist information.

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A new family hands-on adventure, the return of the popular mining day, Bavarian in Palatinate mining, the popular mineral exchange and fixed opening days: If the Mining Experience World Imsbach starts the season on Sunday, April 21st, there are quite a few Innovations. It starts with a very special trip for small and large guests Centuries-old mine on Donnersberg.

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