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Guido Mine - the historic Coal Mine located in Zabrze received a mining license on October 2, 1855, and the deposits were exploited there from 1871 to 1928.
After the end of World War II, the Guido Mine became part Makoszowy mine, and since 1967, part of the mine's excavations have been allocated to the M-300 Experimental Coal Mine.
The Guido Mine was entered in the register of immovable monuments of the Śląskie Voivodeship, and some excavations were made available for sightseeing as underground tourist routes. Today the Guido Mine is part of Museum of Coal Mining in Zabrze.
The mining grant was issued to the count Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck and from his name the Guido Mine took its name. Barbara was the first to be drilled in the mine, and then Concordia shafts (later called the Guido shaft), in which the first mining level was established - 80 m. Work on drilling both shafts of the Guido Mine encountered numerous difficulties.
Hard coal mining at the Guido Mine was extracted using an extract from steam engine.
Further work was related to the drilling of another shaft, which was named Eisenbahn shaft (Railway) and today it serves tourists during the descent down the so-called "Sholem".
Already in 1885, 313 thousand was extracted. tons of coal, although the Guido Mine was considered unprofitable. So Donnersmarck sold his mine to the Prussian Treasury, and then it was incorporated into the state mine "Queen Louise".
At the beginning of the 20th century, a new mine was built in the vicinity of the Guido Mine, "Delbrück", Currently called" Sośnica-Makoszowy ", where coking coal was mined. A coking plant was built nearby.
In 1904, the workings of both mines were connected.
In 1922, when Silesia was divided by the state border after the end of World War I, the Guido Mine remained on the German side.
After the exploitation of coal deposits, the "Guido" Mine lost its importance. In 1928, the Guido shaft was immobilized and the Railway shaft became a downhill shaft for the crew and materials. Dewatering devices were installed at the level of 170 mines, which soon took over the drainage of three other mines: Bielszowice, Makoszowy and Guido Mine.
The Guido mine was connected with the Makoszowy mine with ventilation workings and escape routes.
In 1967, the M-300 Experimental Coal Mine was established here.
In 1982, a mining open-air museum was established in the area of the former Guido mine.
The Guido Mine is now unique on a global scale.
The open-air museum consists of corridors at levels 170 and 320 meters and a complex of surface development with technical equipment.
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Guido Mine tours only with a guide.
170 level talks about the work of miners at the turn of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries in Silesia, the threats and mining traditions.
320 level These are the workings of the Guido Mine, kept as close to their original condition as possible, as if the miners had finished their work here only yesterday.
Some of the chambers are used for cultural, service and restaurant activities.
355 level was opened in 2016.
-The sightseeing takes place in working clothes from the mining industry and mining works are performed with a miner-guide, as if in a real "shift".
- "Darkness of the Mine" is a way of visiting the Guido mine with personal mining lamps, in the dark.
Educational offer is implemented mainly in the basement of the Queen Louise Mine, in Zabrze at ul. Sienkiewicz 43.
In addition to mining machinery and equipment, multimedia have also been installed there.
Sztygar's Little Helpers
Zones: Culture, Technology, Activities, as well as the Geozone
Educational activities (on the premises of the Queen Louise Mine) for:
- primary and secondary school students
Additional educational routes at the Queen Louise Adit:
Underground Treasures - sightseeing + fun
Tracking the Coal - geological and measuring route
In the Guido Mine, it is possible to organize religious ceremonies combined with visiting the oldest level of the mine, i.e. level 170 - the offer is intended for organized groups.
Individual tourists visit St. Barbara as part of the tourist route.
St. Barbara she is the patron saint of miners, steel workers, sailors, soldiers, builders and good death.
Barbórka - 4 December - the festival of miners
The Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze preserves the memory of the development of the mining industry in Upper Silesia, as well as the traditions and customs of this region.
Level 170 in the Guido Mine is dedicated to Saint Barbara.
The sightseeing route leads through the oldest workings of the Guido Mine, where original, historic horse stables have been preserved.
Additionally, modern multimedia devices have been installed here.
The chapel is finished with raw brick, and additionally, steel structures, stained glass and a sculpture of St. Barbara.
The chapel is available for the organization of the Holy Mass. and other religious events.
Sightseeing time: 2,5 - 3 hours
Route length: 3,5 km
Age restrictions: from 6 years of age (groups with younger children visit the underground tourist route in the Queen Louise Mine)
Sightseeing takes place in groups of 24 people
The temperature underground is 13-16 degrees Celsius, regardless of the season
Appropriate clothing and shoes with flat soles are recommended
Pressure differences - people with serious illnesses are not advised to visit
Visiting for pregnant women - preferably after consulting a doctor
The Guido mine in Zabrze is open to tourists all year round (closed on Mondays). Visiting hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 14:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 14:30 p.m. (holidays 9.00:20.00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Thursday-Sunday 20:00 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
The price list of tickets at the Guido Mine is separate for working days and weekends.
Ticket prices on Tuesday-Friday are:
- Level 170: normal ticket - PLN 25, reduced ticket - PLN 22
- Level 320: normal ticket - PLN 29, reduced ticket - PLN 25
- Level 170 + 320: normal ticket - PLN 39, reduced ticket - PLN 35
Ticket prices on Saturday and Sunday are as follows:
- Level 170: normal ticket - PLN 29, reduced ticket - PLN 26
- Level 320: normal ticket - PLN 33, reduced ticket - PLN 29
- Level 170 + 320: normal ticket - PLN 43, reduced ticket - PLN 39
On Thursdays it is possible to buy a family ticket (min. 4 people).
A ride to the pub in the pompo hall of the Guido Mine costs PLN 10.
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