schwaz silber bergwerk silberbergwerk museum
schwaz silber bergwerk silberbergwerk museum

Schwaz Silver Mine

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.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 21 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 22 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 23 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 24 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 25 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 26 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 27 Feb 10:00 - 16:00

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Full timetables
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Maintenance works 2024 (08/01/2024 - 04/02/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Winter 2024 (05/02/2024 - 30/04/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Spring 2024 (01/05/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 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)

tickets can be purchased also online

More information

The Schwaz Silver Mine is accessible only during a guided tour: The tours start every 40 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 Schwaz Silver Mine stays open all year round, closed due to maintenance works from January 8 to February 4, 2024.

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