When it comes to learning about Bad Häring’s boom and bust mining days of the mid-1800s to the 20th century, the Mining Museum is an excellent professor from which to learn. Brown coal mines flourished in the area during the first decade of the 20th century, with some 400 miners working up to 600 meters underground. The museum reveals Bad Häring’s direct involvement in mining, coming to life through the museum’s interpretive displays. The historic coal deposit features mining artefacts and tells the story of lignite mining in the area. Best of all are the scores of exhibited artefacts that give hint of the hard life miners and their families endured while extracting the precious coal from the mountains. Guided tours are held weekly and can be arranged by prior appointment as well.