Exhibition Mine Alaunbergwerk “Ewiges Leben”

Haupteingang Reichsstr., 08523 Plauen

Tel. : +49 (0) 3741 529426



The „Eternal Life“ alum mine located in the pedestrian precinct enables visitors to find out about mining in the past and the production of alum. A treasure hunt in the mysterious world of mining brings out the child in adult men and women.

Historic alum mine from 1542, specialist guided tours of the old mine galleries (alum salt extraction, mining techniques, lining, gallery tours). Air raid shelter from 1944/1945.


Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • An advance registration by phone is required
  • Side entrance (door 95 cm) for wheelchair users via ramp (ca. 30 % slope, 0.7 m length), an accompanying person is required
  • The tunnels are 90-120 cm in width, the narrowest passage in mine is 76 cm
  • Surfaced paths
  • No steps throughout the mine

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Accessibility Information


  • There is a parking area for disabled persons

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 80 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present