German Oil Museum

The German Oil Museum (German: Deutsches Erdölmuseum Wietze) is located in Wietze, a small village west of Celle in Lower Saxony.

The village of Wietze has played a special role in the history of crude oil extraction. As early as the 17th century, crude oil from mineral deposits at Wietze was scooped from tar pits on the surface and used as a grease and medicament. In 1858 one of the first boreholes in the world for the extraction of oil was sunk here. From 1920 to 1963 oil was also extracted from underground mines.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Celle (Germany) (17 km), Hannover Zoo (31 km), Hannover (Germany) (34 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (57 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (70 km), Bremen (Germany) (83 km), Goslar (Germany) (91 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (94 km), Miniature Wonderland (99 km), Hamburg (Germany) (100 km), Bunker Hamburg Central Station (100 km), Tierpark Hagenbeck (104 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (112 km), Cloppenburg Museum Village (122 km), Ratzeburg (Germany) (132 km), Quedlinburg (Germany) (132 km), Warburg and Wilhelmsthal Calden (137 km), Lübeck (Germany) (145 km), Schwerin (Germany) (151 km), Kassel (Germany) (151 km)

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