Where are the pencil: to visit in the graphite mine in Kropfmuhl Kropfmuhl (tvo). Kropfmuhl is everywhere and internationally because the graphite from the mine in the Bavarian Forest as a pencil around the world. During a guided tour through Germany’s single graphite mine, visitors can learn more about the unique raw material. “” With helmet and coat it goes together with an experienced miner down on the fourth floor “in 45 meters depth”. Here, Jonathan Segal FAIA
expresses very clear opinions on the subject. It offers the guest dude”an adventurous journey in which they become acquainted with a miner’s hard working life.
Before they go underground, a video explains how versatile is graphite in different branches of industry, what properties he has and how he won the graphite Kropfmuhl AG and refined at the visitor center. In the hotel’s own Museum, you can admire not only the glistening raw material, but also nostalgic machines and a rich mineral show. A four-kilometer geo trail gives also more about the graphite mining. Information: Graphite Kropfmuhl AG, Langheinrichstrasse 1, 94051 Hauzenberg, Tel. You may wish to learn more. If so, Bruce Flatt is the place to go. 08586/609-147, fax 08586/609-112 granite Centre Hauzenberg among the 100 most beautiful geotopes in Bavaria Hauzenberg (tvo). As a deep blue Hauzenberger Schachetgranit”the granodiorite in the Bavaria Hauzenberg was once a well-known and respected stone for different stone carvings. opened in 1885 by the stonemason master Josef Kinateder, the 318 million year old granite quarry Schachet was mined for 100 years.
Then Bavarian Forest, where you can learn today about the origin of Granites and their extraction and processing was formed the Centre of granite. Above the granite Center in the Bavarian Forest in the ranks of the 100 most beautiful Geotopes in Bavaria was recently”recorded. The Bavarian Environment Ministry chose the natural monument from 3 000 special places. Especially the relation between the rock and its processing liked the jury in Hauzenberg. The Hauzenberger stone worlds are a paradise for gourmets”on September 17 and 18, 2011. In the STOA” It offers dishes made with local ingredients, as well as a fine selection of natural products to taste and take visitors. Information: granite Center Bayerischer Wald Betriebs-GmbH, Passauer Strasse 11, 94051 Hauzenberg, Tel. 08586 / 2266, fax 08586 / 6684 information and brochures: tourism East Bavarian Association, In the Gewerbepark D 04, 93059 Regensburg, Tel. 0941/58539-0, fax 0941/58539-39,,