Emilianusstollen - Roman Copper Mine



brève 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.

pertinent pour un tournage

heures d’ouverture : 
by arrangement
usage : 
ancient copper mine adapted to museal use, guided visits
condition générale : 
situation sonore : 
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.
restrictions spatiales : 
to be discussed with the administrative district
restrictions temporelles : 
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
locaux supplémentaires : 
no additional facilities for catering, make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. available


voiture : 
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).
transports en commun : 
Coming by train, get off at the Saarlouis or the Dillingen station and continue by bus


sanitaires : 
not available
parking : 
parking on the street, the site does not have its own parking lot
électricité : 
not available


Steffen Conrad