Things to see and do

Winter joys and discoveries Visits of the Mine of Saint-Nicolas

This mine is the most productive exploitation of the valley of Steinbach and one of the most important silver graphites of the South of Alsace. Exploited from the beginning of the 16th century in 1560, the mine of Saint-Nicolas is a regional importance and supplies lead the foundries of Giromagny which depend on the house of Austria. The exploitation( is stopped by the Thirty Years War and the mine is destroyed. In 1899, consequent works confirm that the vein was already completely run. The mining activity is definitively stopped in 1902.

  • Visits of the Mine of Saint-Nicolas

Dates or periods

From 25/09/2018 to 31/12/2018


Groupe Minéralogique Potasse
Phone : 07 54 82 92 35
Fax : 03 67 11 74 49


Clairière du Silberthal
68700 Steinbach
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Additional Information

Opening hours : From 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices : Free

Commodités / Services annexes :
  • Private car park
  • Through a gravel road

Languages ​​spoken :