Geostation „Old blacksmith's shop“ in Gedern
The geo-station "Alte Schmiede" is located in the middle of the idyllic area of the baroque castle in Gedern. The information centre opened in September 2012. The over 300-year-old building was extensively renovated and equipped with an adventure exhibition on the topics of "economic history, regional raw materials and historical highways". Information boards, exhibits and interactive stations offer variety for the whole family. Outside there are large reconstructions, e.g. a hammer mill for crushing iron ore, as well as rock exhibits from the region.
At the end of the tour, you can take a fast ride on the castle’s draisine (on request) in the former castle moat or take the „Eisenpfad (iron path)" geo-path,einsteigen, which begins in the castle grounds.
The opening hours of the Geostation are from May to October: Tuesday to Sunday 11-16 and November to April: Tuesday to Friday 11-15 and Sunday 14-16.