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.
The young visitors are accompanied by the mascot "Maxl" on an exciting quiz tour through the miners' world. 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. The good state of the bones, the grave goods and the prone burial are extraordinary: She was named "Heilerin vom Gurgltal" (Gurgltal's Healer) and a large new area at the Open-Air Mining Museum is dedicated to her and to the life in the 17th century in the valley.
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admission to the Mining Museum:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 5.00 students, seniors
€ 5.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 3.00 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 2.00 school classes
€ 15.00 family ticket (2 adults with children up to 10 years)
free for children under 10 years
admission with guided tour:
€ 8.00 adults (min. 15 persons)
€ 3.00 school classes
Guided tours for groups on request also outside the opening hours. Open on public holidays.