Freibergsdorf hammer mill

Experience a guided tour and show forging in the over 400-year-old Freibergsdorf hammer mill, a gem of technical history on the romantic hammer pond in Freiberg.

This jewel of historical forging technology is idyllically located on the edge of the old town in the former Freibergsdorf. Experience impressive forging demonstrations with the heavy water-powered tail hammers. The hammer mill was lovingly and expertly restored between 1979 and 1989 and is one of the contemporary witnesses of the Freiberg mining and smelting district.

The hammers of the Freibergsdorf hammer mill are fully functional. A hammer ditch is fed from the hammer pond above, the water from which is used to pressurise and drive the wooden water wheel on top, which has a diameter of almost four metres.


Amt für Kultur-Stadt-Marketing

Tourismus (Sachgebiet)

Jasmin Faust

Schloßplatz 6
09599 Freiberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 273662

Public guided tours

  • 1 January
  • Easter Monday
  • Whit Monday
  • 26 December

(Advance booking desired)

Guided tour with show forging

approx. 1 Hour (only with registration)              

Fixed price up to 20 persons:  90.00 €

  • This price includes one free place for tour guides or bus drivers. If the group is larger than 30 people, the number of free places increases to two.
  • each additional person 4.00 €
  • each additional child 6.00 €
  • children under 6 years of age have free entry
  • max. group size 40 persons

A guest of the hammer smith

Guided tour with show forging in the hammer mill and a hearty "blacksmith's meal" in the cosy hammer room directly above the water wheel.

approx. 3 Hours

15 - 20 persons

Price on request

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