The “Mother of all Mines”, the Silver Mine of the town of Schwaz, is the biggest silver mine of the Middle Ages
A visit to the Silver Mine Schwaz (Silberbergwerk Schwaz) takes you back into a time in which the world was still considered to be flat. This journey starts in front of the Sigismund Gallery (Sigmund-Erbstollen), from where the mining train takes you 800 metres into the gallery.
"Good luck", that's how you are welcomed once arrived at the centre of the mine, where more than 11,000 miners were working so hard more than 500 years ago. In the course of time, it became the main silver mine worldwide, and was known far beyond the borders in the 15th century. A surge of immigration characterised Schwaz in the 15th century: This is how it became one of the largest municipalities of Austria, second only to Vienna.
In addition, the Silver Mine Schwaz offers also a museum shop, the Silver Shop, with local minerals and background information on the history of the town. Do you want something more personal? You can also become a coinmaster and mint your own silver coin.
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€ 20.00 adults
€ 17.00 seniors 60+
€ 17.00 students and apprentices
€ 17.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 13.00 children (5-14 years)
€ 44.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child)
€ 27.00 family ticket (1 adult with 1 child)
€ 10.00 each additional child
free for children up to 4 years
groups (20 and more persons):
€ 17.00 adults
€ 14.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 10.00 children (5-14 years)
The Schwaz Silver Mine is accessible only during a guided tour: guided tour every day with start every 20 or 60 minutes during the opening hours. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are highly recommended, as the temperature in the mine remains a constant 12 degrees C.
The mine stays open all year round, except a three-week break in January.