Steam at the iron ore mine Grube Fortuna
The mine is located about 50 km north of
Frankfurt, Germany near the city of Wetzlar. It has been closed
down in the 1960's, but a club of volunteers has kept it open
The club members offer guided tours of the
mine, which take about 2 hours. There is a restaurant and a museum,
hiking trails are in the nearby, and so there are a lot of reasons
to visit this area.
The main attraction for a railfan is the
narrow gauge railroad, which operates on weekends. The tour is
very short at the moment, so it is easy to follow the locomotive
on the trip and take pictures.
It is a perfect place for the whole family even for a rainy
weekend. I have more pictures on a photo
The museum is open:
March to November: Tu-Fr 9 am to 4 pm, Sa/Su 9am-5pm. Closed
on Mondays (except holidays).Closed from December to February:
The last guided tour starts 1 hour before closing.
The timetable for 2001 shows the days
of operation for the railroad.
Tel. : 06443 82460, Fax 06443 2043.