Berggericht - Mineralogical Exposition

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Berggericht - Mineralogical Exposition

Berggericht - Mineralogical Exposition
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Berggericht – the building of former Mining Court – is now seat of The Mineralogical Exposition with more than 400 breath-taking minerals from all continents. In the courtyard of the building is the Michael adit (mining tunnel) open for visitors. After the end of mining, the Michael adit was used as a cellar and store. It is just 50 m long and therefore suitable for kids, elderly and short-term visitors. The Berggericht building also hosts the Tourist Information Centre on the ground floor.
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
Sep 2019
Bergerricht is the building of the former mining court. It was here in 1927 that the first mining museum of Dionyz Stur was established. Our group of 22 first did the short tour of the mining tunnel. This tunnel is dark and very dangerous! Because it is poorly lit, it is difficult to walk without stumbling on the uneven, wet surface, or over the rail tracks. One should be advised prior to visiting this tunnel to have a flashlight in hand.

I do not enjoy rocks and minerals, so the exposition was very boring. My spouse and I spent a total of five minutes looking at some of the samples, and then went outside to wait for the rest of our group, who were also bored and appeared behind us in short order.

This is NOT worthy of a stop!
Written 19 October 2019
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HungaryMulticultural
Szentendre, Hungary27 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
You can even get there with little children, they will anjoy it. An abandoned small tunnel from the past.
Written 24 December 2018
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shari w
Saint Joseph, MI918 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
A different little place. Seems you have to pay to view a small gift shop looking museum of minerals. We walked in to peek and walked out. But if you are interested in minerals then you must stay! They also have a small little underground mine you can walk through. That was really fun to do and took 10 minutes.
Written 15 June 2018
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Richard K
Bratislava, Slovakia73 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
If you are into minerals, this place in unbeatable. At a price of 2€ you can spend hours admiring minerals of various shapes, colours and sizes from all over the world. To me actually the most amazing was the second part of the exhibit which shows only the minerals mined in Banska Stiavnica area. As noted by other reviewers, the guide was very knowledgeable when we asked him anything and he added great value to our visit. On the other hand the design of the exhibit itself is quite outdated and could use some fresh elements.
Written 15 January 2018
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martinlosak
Bratislava, Slovakia56 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
If you are interested in minerals I recommend to see exposition. Exposition is really huge so you can spend there some time.
Written 7 September 2016
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Hannah F
1 contribution
Dec 2015 • Family
The minerals collection was very large, but overall the area was quite small and would not be very interesting for young children or any kids under the age of 15.
Except, I really liked the attraction. I definitely learned a lot and the man working in the minerals department was very helpful and nice. He spoke English incredibly well like the previous review says, and yes, the minerals were at a very nice price.
I would definitely suggest this exposition to anyone who wants to learn something new about minerals or rocks. It was surprisingly large and very cool to look around in. And if you would prefer to see an area where you could see where they actually mined, there is an area for that as well!
Even though the mining area was very small, there were a few mine-carts. I learned a lot in around 45 minutes and it wasn't just useless knowledge, it was very fascinating information that you can impress your friends with, and I don't even like minerals as much as some other people that I know!
Written 3 January 2016
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Norfolk n Good
Norwich, UK1,139 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
I popped into the shop to look at the minerals for sale, the man who ran the place was very helpful and spoke good English. After buying a couple of minerals which were reasonably priced, I went into the expo, a fascinating and large collection, after there is a small section of the mine which was amazing to walk through, very enjoyable especially if you like this kind of thing.
Written 22 March 2015
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