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schwaz silber bergwerk silberbergwerk museum

Silver Mine Schwaz

The “Mother of all mines”, the Silver Mine 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

  • Fri 17 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 18 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 19 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 20 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 21 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 22 Sep 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 23 Sep 09:00 - 17:00

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Summer 2021 (06/01/2021 - 09/30/2021)

  • 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

Winter 2021-22 (10/01/2021 - 04/30/2022)

  • 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

Admission

€ 18.00 adults
€ 16.00 seniors 60+, students, apprentices
€ 16.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 16.00 groups (min. 20 persons)
€ 11.00 children (5-14 years)

€ 41.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child)
€ 25.00 family ticket (1 adult with 1 child)
€ 9.00 each additional child

free for children under 5 years

More information

Guided tour: 90 minutes, tour times: every 20 - 60 minutes, as needed.

Guided tours for groups of 20 or more persons on request also outside the opening hours. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are recommended, as the temperature remains a constant 12 degrees C.

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