New exhibition at the Well House
With its depth of 152.5 meters, the well at Königstein Fortress is the deepest one of its kind in Saxony and the second deepest one in Germany. The direct view into the illuminated well shaft and the demonstration of the water extraction with the old electric engine from 1911 are the highights of this exhibition.
The replica of the gigantic treadmill, formerly used to draw the water up, dominates the first exhibition room with its diameter of 7 meters. A further new model on the scale of 1:10 shows how the miners from Marienberg sank the well around 450 years ago.
At times when there is no water extraction, a film showing a ride down the well is played. Three large screens show fascinating shots from deep down.
In particular the models of the Well House, horsemill, and steam engine moved by turning a handle are popular with children.
Exhibition texts: German, English, Czech
Required time: at least 30 minutes