As the Kupferhammer is closed in January and February, please contact Frau Andrae on +49 (0)37360 15134 or astrid.andrae(at)olbernhau.de if you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment.
The Kupferhammer was built in 1537 and is the oldest of the four hammer sheds. It was used to process non-ferrous metals into plates, bowls and pans until 1914. The three hammers are powered by a water wheel measuring 2.70 metres in diameter and 1.50 metres in width.
The Kupferhammer was badly damaged in 1932 by flooding and ice flow from the Natzschung river. By 1935, it had been rebuilt as a monument. It has been a museum since 1961.
New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, all January and February, and until 1pm on Good Friday
In our Kupferhammer, you can forge your own lucky charm. Whether you are getting married or celebrating your anniversary, a company anniversary or a confirmation, there are lots of occasions where you can “give the gift of luck”. You get a certificate to show you have forged the lucky charm yourself.
The charm forge is available by appointment only between March and December. It includes:
- Demonstration of the Kupferhammer
- Forging a lucky charm
- Toasting ceremony with the hammersmith
- Lucky charm
- Log fire
Price: 15.00 euros per event
Special price for charm forge, valid for family celebrations with 30 people or more: €75.00 + €15.00
Stage presentation: Der Hüttenmatthes
The Olbernhau tale of Der Hüttenmatthes is performed as a one-actor play with special effects against the historic backdrop of the Kupferhammer. Available by prior appointment only from March to December (in German only). The ticket includes:
- The play
- Tour and demonstration of the Kupferhammer
- Log fire
Duration: approximately 50 minutes
Price (per performance)
- Groups of up to 30 people €100 + admission, each additional person €3 + admission
Further information on the Saigerhütte Museum Complex