In KRÜGERHAUS, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, presents a permanent exhibition of minerals from German sources that crowns the terra mineralia exhibition in Freudenstein Castle. 

Beautiful and fascinating treasures from Germany await visitors from near and far: Curls of silver from Freiberg, gems from the Vogtland region, petal-like pieces of barite from the Sauerland region, green pyromorphite from Bad Ems, raspberry coloured rhodochrosite from the Siegerland region, beautiful pyrolusite from the Black Forest, honey-golden fluorite from the Oberpfalz, big halite cubes from Thuringia and filigree gypsum crystals from Saxony-Anhalt.

These are only a few of the magnificent specimens that one can admire in the newly renovated KRÜGERHAUS since October 2012. Take your time and discover the diversity and beauty of minerals from the whole of Germany in this unique exhibition, from mineral-rich Saxony up to the Saarland, from Schleswig-Holstein all the way to the mountains of Bavaria.

Where the treasures come from

Minerals from German sources form a main part of the famous Pohl-Ströher mineral collection. Added to this were exceptional minerals from the geo-scientific collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg as well as minerals from the university foundation’s “Mineralogical Collection Germany”, which was established in 2008.

The new exhibition was excellently supplemented through an unusually high number of loans from private mineral collectors. Exquisite collectors’ items to supplement the high-carat exhibition are always welcome, so that in future this exhibition will live up to the challenge of being a unique display of minerals of national character.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
(the exhibition can be opened earlier for school classes - please contact our information desk).
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
(and public holidays)