7, 8 or 9 AUGUST 2018

Our Teachers’ Info Day during the summer holidays always takes place on Thuesdays till Thursdays of the preparatory week from 10am–12 noon at terra mineralia in Freiberg’s Freudenstein Castle. Each of the terra mineralia and Mineralogical Collection Germany school programmes are individually introduced and parts can even be tried out.

On these days, teachers can learn for free about the offerings for school classes from Freiberg’s three main museum facilities: alongside terra mineralia, the Freiberg Exhibition Mine and Municipal and Mining Museum will also give presentations. The staff responsible are available for conversations to plan the visit of your school class to Freiberg. Afterwards, you can take a tour to get better acquainted with the individual sites.

Date and Event Number August 7 C05144, August 8 C05145, August 9 C05146 Time 10 am-1pm Location the exhibition terra mineralia in Freudenstein Castle, Freiberg Costs The event is free of charge for registered participants who have been admitted by the State Office for School and Education. Registration www.schulportal.sachsen.de/fortbildungen; Deadline 26th June 2018.

The Visitor’s Mine

The Visitor’s Mine is part of TU Bergakademie Freiberg’s research and teaching mine and is one of Saxony’s most important mines. Visitors can experience historic ore mining up close 150 metres below ground in the Reiche Zeche pit. Specific offerings such as the underground educational trail are targeted at schoolchildren. They’ll learn interesting facts about the history of mining in Freiberg and get to know the geology of the Freiberg deposits, as well as aspects of mining technology.

Contact 03731 394571 or info@besucherbergwerk-freiberg.de.

Underground teaching path at the Visitor's Mine, Photo: Detlev Müller

The Freiberg Municipal and Mining Museum

Ore Mountains and miners, silver treasures and masterpieces – all of these are on show in the museum. Priceless exhibits combine with graphic depictions to invite visitors on a journey of discovery through 850 years of municipal and mining history showing the many aspects of life in Freiberg and the region. An extensive accompanying programme for children and young people tailored to the Saxon curriculum provides materials related to the topics touched on in the exhibition. In this way, the museum represents a unique venue for off-site learning capable of providing stimulus for lessons and contributing to the deeper understanding of taught content.

Contact 03731 202512 or info@museum-freiberg.de.

Little miners at the Freiberg Municipal and Mining Museum, Photo: René Jungnickel