Emilianusstollen - Roman Copper Mine



brief description: 

Ancient Roman copper mine gallery with original inscriptions, carved in stone, dating back to the 3rd century. Historical system of galleries, cut almost horizontally into the steep rock slope. Some parts of the mine are secured with modern support technology. Ore mining in the middle ages, primarily extraction of Azurite, a copper carbonate mineral (used as a blue pigment and a major source of the blue colour employed by medieval painters). This special hue of azure, a favourite of Albrecht Dürer's, for example, is also called "Wallerfanger Blue" after the municipality of Wallerfangen.

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
by arrangement
ancient copper mine adapted to museal use, guided visits
Background noise: 
quiet location, off the main road
The Emilianusstollen is situated off the main road, on a steep hillside of the Blaulochtal, in a sparse forest. Accessible via a footpath.
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed with the administrative district
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed with the administrative district
a number of hotels and restaurants can be found in the neighbouring towns, approx. 3 km from the site
no additional facilities for catering, make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. available


Coming on the Autobahn A620 Saarbrücken-Merzig, take the Wallerfangen exit and follow the Wallerfanger Straße, direction Wallerfangen. Once you have reached the town of Wallerfangen, turn left onto Lothringer Straße, direction St. Barbara. In St. Barbara, the Schlossbergstraße is the main road. The footpath leading to the Emilianusstollen starts off from the main road, slightly past the town centre (follow the signposts).
Coming by train, get off at the Saarlouis or the Dillingen station and continue by bus


sanitary facilities: 
not available
parking lot: 
parking on the street, the site does not have its own parking lot
electricity supply: 
water supply: 
not available


Steffen Conrad