Excursion destinations -> Museums & mines
Paper Museum Düren (www.papier-museum.de):
Documentation of paper as a material and documentation of the technical development of the manufacture of paper.
Museum Torburg, Stolberg (www.museums-info.de):
This picturesque museum within a historical building is situated directly "at the foot of" the Stolberg Castle. The museum, which has an astounding ambience and an extensive collection of objects concerning trade and local geography and history, provides an excellent opportunity “to experience” history and stories.
Exhibition mine Mechernich (www.bergbaumuseum-mechernich.de):
You can "go down" the exhibition mine, go on a treasure hunt, visit the museum or follow the traces of lead mining on a hiking trail. During the "hike", you learn something about the way and the conditions under which the miners have mined the lead ore. Furthermore, you can see the remains of the ore mining in Mechernich.
Exhibition mine "Grube Wohlfahrt", Rescheid (www.grubewohlfahrt.de):
You can explore the "Grube Wohlfahrt" on a virtual excursion through the mining gallery, in the museum or on the nature trails. More than 2000 years ago they have already mined for ores, have extracted and processed metal in the "old mining area" Eifel. The history of mining was made here: the roots of the German coal and steel industry are in the Eifel.
Roman thermal baths Zülpich (www.zuelpich.de):
Watch Romans using a thermal bath, washing themselves and doing a deal. Have a look into the lavish public baths of the Middle Ages or observe miners while they "buckel".
Rhineland open- air museum Kommern (http://www.kommern.lvr.de/englische_version/index.htm):
Children and adults can experience "with all senses" how the people in the Rhineland have lived and worked in the past. You can go for a walk through a varied "museum landscape". You can admire farms, windmills, workshops, a school and a bakery, a dance hall and a chapel. About 65 historical buildings from the different regions of the Rhineland have been reerected on the terrain measuring 80 hectares. All historical buildings exemplify how the rural population has built, lived and kept house since the end of the 15th century.