Tyrolean Mining and Metallurgy Museum Brixlegg

This museum tells the long and interesting history of the Tyrolean mining and exhibits thousands-of-years old original finds.

The Tyrolean Mining and Metallurgy Museum (Tiroler Bergbau- und Hüttenmuseum) is located in the centre of Brixlegg, in the building of the old elementary school from 1876. Here original finds, mining tools, information about the geological conditions in Tyrol, historic and modern mining technologies and the big Bitterlich collection of minerals (on an area of 400 sqm) are exhibited. Moreover the building also houses the exhibition of the extreme climber Hias Rebitsch, who ranks among the best alpinists in Europe.

Since the Bronze Age copper was manufactured in Tyrol, since medieval times silver was recovered from ore. In the 15th and 16th century, Tyrol experienced a golden age of mining, especially the regions of Brixlegg, Hall in Tirol (Hall Mint Museum) and Schwaz. The images in the mine album of Schwaz from 1556 and from “Georgius Agricola” show the hard work of the miners and the well-organized mining structure in Tyrol. The finds at the “Mariahilfbergl” hill in Brixlegg tell about the first activities in mining already 4,000 years ago and make the exhibition really something special! The settlement in this area even started approx. 6,000 years ago.

Particularly interesting in the museum is the “Hunt vom Gratlspitz”, a tram which was found in the 80s and then restored. Mining tools give a detailed insight into the underground work. The basement of the museum tells about the “Grubenwehr”, a mine rescue team of miners.

Where: Römerstrasse road 30, Brixlegg
Characteristics: interesting museum about the mining in Tyrol
Further information: phone: +43 664 5202266, bergbaumuseum.tirol@gmail.com

Opening hours:
from the beginning of June to the end of September 2020

Ticket (adults):
6.00 Euros, free up to 10 years

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