Entrance fees

Dear guests, due to the Corona crisis, we are not allowed to open as planned on March 28th, 2020. Therefore, we have closed until further notice. We are currently assuming that we might be able to resume our operations again on May 1st, 2020. You are welcome to secure your mining experience here now. Of course, we accept card payments on site – but you can ideally secure your booking by booking online. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Instagram for the latest information.

We wish you all and wish ourselves that we all get through this crisis well. Your well-being and your health are important to us. Please take care of yourself, be considerate to one another and support each other. We are certain that we will master this major crisis with prudence and by standing together.

At this point, we would also like to say THANK YOU to all our employees who continue to work tirelessly for the pit.

Your Fortuna-Team

⚒ Glück Auf! ⚒ 

PS: We as a charitable, non-profitable organization gemeinnütziger, nicht gewinnorientierter Verein are the carrier (representatives and sponsors) of the Fortuna visitors´mine, a genuine mine open to visitors. Compared to other museum facilities, we have very high operating costs (5 employees are needed to attend to 1 visitor and our cable car – the conveyer basket – regularly requires a lot of technological support and testing from the mining supervision authority). Our facility is financially supported by the public sector with only a fixed amount which hardly contributes to the total expenditure. We are very dependant on the proceeds from our tickets´sales, from our museum shop and of course from donations in ordert o achieve a black zero. For this task, we are also dependant on a lot of volunteering – for which we are very grateful. Therefore, it is our goal and our hope to be able to preserve the mine as a living monument that contributes to the memory of our industrial culture and to the mining history in our region despite all the hardships & the loss in sales (due tot he present situation). We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at the Geopark Fortuna during your future visit.

All tours through our mine take place in small groups. The rooms and corridors underground are always well ventilated with fresh air. The museum is generously dimensioned and allows you (if you wish) to prevent coming into close contact with other people. We are looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit!

Enterance Fees

Here you can easily book your next visit and can reserve your desired date on our calendar!
This way you can reduce your waiting time at our Cashier´s Desk.

Museum Enterance Fees

Touring the surface above ground facilities including the Mining Museum, The Conveyor´s Machine House, the Tipping Hall and the Ore Bunker.

  • Adults – starting 17 years of age: 3,00 € p. P.
  • Children & Youth – between 6 bis 16 years of age: 2,00 € p. P.

1-hour mine tour (incl. the Mine Museum)

  • Adult – starting 17 years old: 12,00 € p. P.
  • Reduced price for udults with special needs (>50%) plus 1 companion (full pay), Groups starting 10 persons, cooperation partners (incl. some Geopark Partners) Trainee (Azubi) Cards & students 11,00 € p. P.
  • Children and Youth – 6 till 16 years old: 7,00 € p. P.
  • School classes, groups of children & Youths – 6 till 16 years old – groups of at least 10 persons: 6,00 € p. P.
  • Family reduced price (2 udults and 2 Children 6 years – 16 years old):
    Voucher Code: FAMILIE (Online booking only)
    Family Card with the Hesse Family Card:
    Voucher Code: FAMILIEHESSEN (Online Booking only)
  • Braunfels Castle: visitors of the castle receive 1,00 € discount when paying here at the mine and after presenting their Braunfels Castle admission ticket to our cashier.
    Voucher Code: SCHLOSSBRAUNFELS (Online booking only)
    When at the Braunfels Castle, please present your Fortuna ticket and you will receive a € 1.00 discount when you purchase a single ticket and € 2.50 discount when you buy a family ticket for the Castle.

Special Tours

The prices for all other tours under und above ground as well as the Museum Educational Tours can be found in our offer overview here.

Gift vouchers to give away

You can buy your Gift Vouchers hier or on our respective offer pages!

A Combi-Offer for both the Fortuna Mine & the Fortuna Field- and Mine Railway Museum

  • 2-hour Combi-Tour above ground: 9,00 € p. P. incl. visiting the Museum (reduced price: 8,00 € p. P.) – only per inquiry
  • Additional offers & prices as well as opening hours for the Field- and Mine Railway Museum ca be found here.

Special Tours

We are happy to offer you underground guided tours outside the regular opening hours! Just ask us! Guided tours on the surface above ground are also possible.

  • 1-hour Mine tour: flat rate for udults 400 €, flat rate for only children and youths 350 € (incl. Museum visit, max. 21 persons per Entry)
  • 2-hour Advanture tour: flat rate for udults 500 € (incl. Museum visit, max. 15 persons per Entry)
  • 3-hour Expert´s tour: flat rate for udults 650 € (incl. Museum visit, max. 15 persones per Entry)
  • 4-hour Event tour: flat rate for udults 800 € (incl. Museum visit, max. 10 Personen per Entry)
  • 2-hour Miner Student tour: flat rate for school pupels 500 € (inkl. Museum visit, max.15 pupels per Entry)

Price reductions are only granted upon presentation of appropriate documentation (official identification document). Outside of the regular opening times, extra charges to be agreed upon and to be charged.

Vouchers, discounts or promotions cannot be combined. A cash payment is not possible (except in the Museum Shop). No replacement for lost tickets.

Entry Tickets are excluded from exchange or return.

The Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen des Vereins Geowelt Fortuna e. V. always apply, which are accepted by guests through booking or purchasing an admission ticket.