Am Göpelschacht

Am Göpelschacht

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Recommended by 359 out of 370 hikers


  • ingo

    Great hike with an incredible view
    You can't get enough of it
    The slate quarry was in operation long after the fall of the Wall
    The water is crystal clear
    Unfortunately, swimming and diving are prohibited

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    • August 8, 2018

  • sunshine

    The Schieferpark can easily be combined with the Altvaterturm on a hike or bike ride. A really worth seeing and historical place. A guided tour is certainly interesting too (but there is no guided tour on Mondays). More information at

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Erdbeergiraffe 🍓

    Great highlight on our tour around the Kießlichbruch in Lehesten. Museum guides for the technical monument are available from April to November. Unfortunately there is only a few seats around the break, so just pack a pillow / blanket. You start your tour at the Göpelschacht.

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Jens Stärker

    make a round of the lake, it's worth it!

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Mike

    In addition to the impressive landscape, a good insight into the tradition of slate mining in Thuringia.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Michaela

    The entire slate park is a tip for all nature enthusiasts, as well as all generations, thanks to the smooth terrain. A very interesting piece of history. A day trip is worthwhile here.

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Ralf Schwan

    Interesting and a great setting

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    • July 22, 2020

  • 🥾S!na

    Worth a walk even in moderate weather. Beautiful photo opportunities at every corner

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    • October 19, 2020

  • Sanna

    Pure idyll, there is a circular path around the lake. The slate park is of course worth seeing.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Stephanie

    Very informative and interesting. Here you can find out a lot about slate and its mining.

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    • October 28, 2020

  • Moritz

    In this idyllic place you can experience the nature and the history of the "blue slate". The unique Göpelschacht installation is the heart of the area. During a tour, you can see the historic machine still in operation at its original location!

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    • October 30, 2021

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Location: Thuringia, Germany


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