Knappenwelt
Knappenwelt

Open-Air Mining Museum Gurgltal

The open-air mining museum in Tarrenz in the Gurgltal valley shows a recreated medieval mining site.

Besides Kitzbühel and Schwaz, also the Gurgltal valley was a famous Tyrolean centre of mining in earlier centuries: Here plumb and zinc were mined. Today, the Open-Air Mining Museum Gurgltal (Museum Knappenwelt Gurgltal) in Tarrenz, located at the foot of the 2,370 m high Mt. Tschirgant, shows nine authentically erected buildings, faithfully recreated ore processing plants - among them the hut of the mountain black smith, the filter ovens, the crushing mill, the writing and the separation room, the miner's house, the pit house, the ore yard and a tunnel.

Children are accompanied by the mascot "Maxl" on an exciting quiz tour. Also a children's world is located here, where the single play facilities are designed like the work tools of the miners 500 years ago. Afterwards, the "Happi's Hütte" mountain hut with pets corner invites to a break.

Some years ago, 2 km from the museum the grave of a woman from the time of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) was found. She was named "Gurgltal's Healer", and an area has been dedicated to her and to the life in the 17th century in the valley. To complete the offer, you can lodge overnight at the Miner's Village on a bed of straw, with blankets and a DIY breakfast, and reach the Mining Museum by "Bummelbär", a small train operating daily between Imst and the museum.

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Opening times

  • Fri 12 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 13 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 14 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 15 Aug closed
  • Tue 16 Aug closed
  • Wed 17 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 18 Aug 10:00 - 17:00

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Summer 2022 (05/01/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2022 - Opening Party (05/01/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 5.00 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 5.00 seniors, students

€ 15.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 10 years)

free for children under 10 years
free with the Imst Guest Card

discount for groups (more than 15 persons)
discount with the Pitztal Card
discount with the Kaunertal Glacier Card

"Bummelbär" train with admission to the museum:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 25.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

More information

Guided tours for groups also outside the normal opening hours by calling +43 664 915 99 94.

Overnight accommodation at the Miner's Village. "Bummelbär" train in operation from May 16 to October 16, 2022: departure daily in front of the Imst Tourist Information at 9.35 am and 1.50 pm, arrival at the museum at 10.05 am resp. 2.20 pm. Return journey at 5 pm with arrival at 5.25 pm.

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