The open-air mining museum “Knappenwelt Gurgltal” in Tarrenz shows a recreated medieval mining site.
Besides Kitzbühel and Schwaz also the Gurgltal valley was a famous centre of mining in earlier centuries in Tyrol. Here plumb and zinc were mined. Today the Open-Air Mining Museum Gurgltal in Tarrenz (Museum Knappenwelt Gurgltal) - located at the foot of the 2,370 m high Tschirgant mountain - shows 9 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 and the ore yard. The tunnel tells about the work of the miners and the several mining methods.
Also for kids fun is guaranteed! Accompanied by the mascot "Maxl" an exciting quiz tour through the miners' world waits for them. Those who have found the solution get a present in the end. Also a children's world is located here, the single play facilities are designed like the work tools of the miners 500 years ago. And a snack can be enjoyed at "Happi's Hut" with a playground and a pets corner with horses, rabbits, donkeys and llamas.
The Open-Air Mining Museum Gurgltal is completed by the newly arranged museum "Heilerin vom Gurgltal" (The Gurgltal's Healer). 2 km far away from the miners' world the grave of a woman from the time of the Thirty Years' War (1618 - 1648) was found in 2008. As well as the good state of the bones, the grave goods and the prone burial are extraordinary. The little museum is dedicated to this healer and tells also about the life in the 17th century in the Gurgltal valley.
Where: outside the village of Tarrenz
Characteristics: a world of experience with a recreated medieval mining site
Further information: phone: +43 5412 63023, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: July 11 to October 31, 2020
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm
guided tours for groups upon request
8.00 Euros / family ticket available (15.00 Euros)