Mining Activities – Visitation

Competent authority

Costs and fees

  • Application
    • 47.30 Euro federal fee
    • Attachment: 3.90 Euro per sheet
  • Final administrative decision
    • Approval: 6.50 Euro federal administrative tax and 83.60 Euro federal fee for the first sheet and 13.00 Euro federal fee for the other sheets
    • Refusal: free of charge


The holder of the mining licence needs the authorisation before starting the visitation.

General information

The organisation of visitations of mining activities just for fun requires a special authorisation.

Last update

1 January 2023

Legal basis

Section 189 of the Mineralrohstoffgesetz (MinroG)


The authorisation will be obtained if the safety measures are enough, the guides have the necessary knowledge and the visitations do not disturb the mining activities.

Responsible for the content

Federal Ministry of Finance
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