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  • LArn

    To knock such holes in rock - who can think of it? How did the Romans know that copper was being mined here? This space raises many more questions. The place is definitely impressive.

    If you come from the Butzenbachtal, you should keep to the left down the mountain if you want the shorter way to Ramstein Castle. If you have more time, follow the designated hiking path up the mountain to the right.

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    • June 3, 2017

  • Hunsbuckel

    Azurite and malachite were mined here in the middle of the 2nd century. Later the large cuboids for the construction of the Porta Nigra were carved out of the rock in the quarry.

    The mine can be visited from May 1st to October 31st by appointment. Telephone: +49 (0) 6505 - 89 50 or +49 (0) 651 - 4 35 54 36

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Marcus

    The Romans first mined various minerals here, later the area was used as a quarry and the stones were used for the Porta Nigra, Cologne Cathedral, the Reichstag building and Leipzig Central Station. A detailed information board on site clearly shows the known details and guided tours of the gallery are possible by appointment.

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    • April 20, 2020

  • TS

    Putzloch denotes a former Roman mine in which copper ores were mined and a quarry from which stones were extracted for the construction of the Porta Nigra:

    It looks wild here and it's worth exploring a little.

    If a visit to the mine shafts is still possible today by arrangement (as in the past), one would have to ask the Heimatverein Butzweiler.


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    • June 2, 2021

  • Norbert

    Beautiful hiking trail, also as a circular route over the Butzerbach valley with the waterfalls and the suspension bridges.
    A stop at Ramstein Castle is also worthwhile. Have fun.

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    • January 30, 2019

  • Anja 🌞 🌈

    You can even visit the mine by appointment

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Franzi

    We hiked the Roman path and the Pützlöcher are a highlight on this route.

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    • February 11, 2021

  • 𝓕𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓴

    "Pützlöchern" - a copper mine and ancient quarry. Nine deep shafts form relics of an ore mining that spanned from antiquity to modern times. In the 2nd half of the 2nd century this activity was given up in favor of a quarry. From here the ashlars for the construction of the Porta Nigra were cut out of the rock!

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    • May 25, 2021

  • Robbimama

    Unfortunately, the complex was closed, from the outside is not so much to see.

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    • October 9, 2018

  • Heinz

    A nice hike with nature and lots of culture

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    • October 28, 2018

  • Wolf

    The perfect place for a short but nice bouldering session, there are not many options, but just climbing over there 1-2 times is a great thing.
    Warning, sandstone can easily break, you should always be aware of it.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Bea &Fibs

    Interesting place where guided tours are also offered. Except from November to April ..... bat cave

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Bernd Busch

    Putzloch denotes a former Roman mine in which copper ores were mined and a quarry from which stones were extracted for the construction of the Porta Nigra:

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    • August 4, 2021

  • Sunny Sun

    Always worth a visit

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    • May 30, 2020

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