open monument day 2023

The Königshütte (kings hut) Industrial Monument is also opening the doors to its buildings again, and during the guided tours reference is made to the history of the Königshütte (kings hut), but also to that of the region, which is inextricably linked to it. For the people of the region, Königshütte (kings hut) has been the largest employer for almost 300 years.

The Königshütte (kings hut) offers guided tours starting at 11 a.m., they take place every 90 minutes. Before the actual start of the Open Monument Day, the sponsoring group offers a church service, in the tradition of the miners who took the ironstone out of the mountain for the Königshütte (kings hut). The miners began their day with an intercession to God to protect them in their dangerous work. Musical accompaniment for the service will be provided by the Südharzer Bläserquartett (horn quartett south harz).

Starting at 2 p.m., the sponsoring group, which is dedicated to the industrial monument, will offer show casting. With the help of aluminium casting, the casting process can be simulated, and participation is expressly encouraged. For children and young people, there will be puzzles and discovery tours, each of which will be rewarded with a small prize. The material for this is available at the hut tavern.

From 11 a.m. coffee and cake and cold drinks for the big thirst will be served in the hut tavern. From about 12 o'clock there will be hearty food in the form of steak and sausages, in front of the iron magazine. From 2 p.m. there will be musical accompaniment by barrel organ music. A lady will demonstrate how sheep's wool was spun in the past (and still is). And otherwise - let yourself be surprised.

during a tour in front of the mill