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Tunnel mouth hole of the „Glückstern“ mine shines in new splendor

The restored tunnel mouth hole of the "Glückstern" mine at the GeoRoute 7 "Friedrichroda Mining Trail".

A long time ago the tunnel mouth hole of the „Glückstern“ mine in Friedrichroda collapsed. The Free State of Thuringia and the town of Friedrichroda funded the securing and restoration of the mine entrance and now it can be visited again.

The „Glückstern“ mine belongs to the numerous iron and manganese ore mines in the vicinity of Friedrichroda and contributed to the town‘s economic development. It is also an important part of the GeoRoute 7 „Friedrichroda Mining Trail“ at the UNESCO Global Geopark Thuringia Inselsberg – Drei Gleichen. Take a look, it‘s worth it!