Hühn Visitor Mine

Hühn Visitor Mine

The Hühn Visitor Mine

An honourable memento of mining “Glück auf`!”

The Hühn visitor mine is located at the foot of the Hainberg, was opened in 1996 and was a fully productive facility until 1991. For this reason, visitors can get a hands-on experience of mining technology here.

A brief review

In 1989/90 the Wende came and brought about a structural change in East Germany. Unfortunately, the Trusetal mining industry was not competitive and thus it meant its end. One by one, the operation of the individual mining districts ceased, forming a break in the history of the village of Trusetal. Generations of inhabitants were rooted in the mining industry and so it happened that about 700 employees lost their jobs. A century-long tradition in the old district of Schmalkalden thus came to an end.
On 31 March 1990, the Mining and Local History Society of Trusetal was founded and set itself the task of maintaining the tradition of local mining. The Hühn mine was to remain in existence as a visitor mine. Unfortunately, the political community prohibited any necessary support for this project for the time being. Thus, the closure of the mine facilities and the loading ramp as well as the complete closure and abandonment of the mine were imminent.
However, Volker Morgenroth, a geologist by training, worked hard to have parts of the Hühn mine’s facilities listed by the Erfurt monuments authority. After consultations with the mining and local history association, the mayor Richard Hörnlein, who was elected in 1994, took up the idea of a visitor mine, which had been put on hold. In June 1995, the municipality of Trusetal was able to acquire part of the outer area of the Hühn mine. The civil engineers Michael Keilhold and Christian Fischer were responsible for preparing the Hühn mine as an adventure and visitor mine.
On 12 May 1996, the visitor mine was ceremoniously opened to the public under the direction of Christian Fischer. The mining association hired two mine guides who reminded the public of the old days of mining in Trusetal with expert guided tours.
In 1998, the Trusetaler Tourismus GmbH was founded. As it turned out to be very difficult for the association to manage the mine on its own, the mining and local history association handed over the visitor mine to the GmbH. The association now has the main task of maintaining and caring for the visitor mine. The association also organises festive events, such as the annual “Mettenschicht” on 30 December. It symbolised the last shift in the Hühn mine.

The pictures were provided by Björn Storandt (Chairman of the Mining and Local History Society of Trusetal)

Guided tours

From April to the end of October, you can immerse yourself in the world of mining for about 1 hour every day from 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 13:45, 15:00 and 16:15.

Special guided tours can also be booked outside regular opening hours by telephone (minimum 6 people) on 036840 412341.

Prices

Adults 6,50 € | registered in the group 6,00 €
Children (up to 14 years) 4,00 € | registered in the group 3,50 € | children up to 3 years free admission

Easter on the Rennsteig

Easter on the Rennsteig

Easter on the Rennsteig

Valid at Easter (01. – 06.04.2021)

  • 3 x overnight stays in a comfortable hotel room
  • 3 x rich breakfast in the restaurant “Parkblick
  • 3 x dinner as 3-course-menu of your choice
  • 1 x Easter dance in the restaurant “Flair
  • one Easter basket / nest on arrival in your room
  • sauna use, infrared cabin & sauna towel included
  • Brochures for your trips to the Thuringian Forest
  • Parking at the hotel
  • free WLAN in the hotel

Price p.P. in double room – 175,00 €
Price p.P. in single room – 205,00 €
Price p.P. in the app – 205,00 €

Golden Autumn

Golden Autumn

Golden Autumn

Valid from 16.08. – 23.12.

  • 3 x overnight stays in a comfortable hotel room
  • 3 x rich breakfast in the restaurant “Parkblick
  • 3 x dinner as 3-course choice menu
  • 1 bottle of house wine to welcome you in your room
  • use of sauna, infrared cabin & sauna towel included
  • Brochures for your trips to the Thuringian Forest
  • Parking at the hotel
  • free WLAN in the hotel

Price p.p. in double Room – 169,00 €
Price p.p. in single room – 199,00 €
Price p.p. in the app – 195,00 €

Big Family 2+2 = 1 Price

Big Family 2+2 = 1 Price

Big Family 2+2 = 1 Price

2 adults and 2 children up to 13,9 years

Valid all year round until 23.12.

  • 4 x overnight stays in a family room with two bedrooms
  • 4 x rich breakfast in the restaurant “Parkblick
  • 4 x dinner as 3-course choice menu
  • 1 x ice cream for the children
  • 1 x coffee and cake for the parents or grandparents or 1 x packed lunch for the whole family
  • use of sauna, infrared cabin, bathrobe & sauna towel included
  • Brochures for your trips to the Thuringian Forest
  • Parking at the hotel
  • free WLAN in the hotel

For the family price of 575,00 €

Extra day for the whole family
including half board, parking, sauna, infrared cabin & WLAN: 139,00 €

 

Small Family 2+1 = 1 Price

Small Family 2+1 = 1 Price

Small Family 2+1 = 1 Price

2 adults and 1 child up to 13,9 years

Valid all year round until 23.12.

  • 4 x overnight stays in a family room with two bedrooms
  • 4 x rich breakfast in the restaurant “Parkblick
  • 4 x dinner as 3-course choice menu
  • 1 x ice cream for the children
  • 1 x coffee and cake for the parents or grandparents
  • 1 x packed lunch for the whole family
  • use of sauna, infrared cabin, bathrobe & sauna towel included
  • Brochures for your trips to the Thuringian Forest
  • Parking at the hotel
  • free WLAN in the hotel

 

For the family price of 495,00 €

Extension day
for the whole family including half board: 119,00 €