Mines

Larzenbach show mine in Hüttau

You hike up and down the stairs through the Larzenbach mine in Hüttau, which has been painstakingly created over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the fascinating medieval working world of the miners. Austria's most beautiful copper ore vein and the colourful minerals are the highlights of the guided tour through our show mine.

With a constant temperature of 7-8°C in the mine, warm clothing and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. The tours are always accompanied by a guide and last about an hour. To round off the visit to the show mine, we recommend a visit to the "Ores, Gold and Minerals" museum.

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Mühlbach am Hochkönig show tunnel

The show tunnel in Mühlbach am Hochkönig provides a comprehensive insight into the mining techniques of the last millennia. There are currently 15 stations where you can see and learn lots of interesting facts about mining, drilling, blasting and conveying technology in the largest copper district in the Eastern Alps, the "Mitterberg" in Mühlbach am Hochkönig. Several stations simulate the working conditions underground so that you can experience how miners used to work. After visiting the Johanna gallery, you head to the mining museum in the old miners' home, just a few minutes' walk away, which complements the gallery with its contents. Here you can learn about the mining history of the region as well as the life of Sepp "Bubi Bradl".

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Sunnpau show mine in St. Veit im Pongau

In around an hour, you can experience 4,000 years of mining in the Sunnpau show mine in St. Veit im Pongau. From the prehistoric beginnings with stone mallets, wooden wedges and fire setting to ore mining with mining irons and chisels, right through to the use of blasting powder.Underground mining began in 1500 BC. When iron processing was discovered around 800 BC, copper and therefore mining in St. Veit im Pongau became less important. It was not until the Middle Ages around 1300 AD that copper was mined again, as it was needed as an additive in gold smelting. It was not until 1875 that mining in Sunnpau finally ceased.

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