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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.

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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

  • Sun 28 Nov closed
  • Mon 29 Nov closed
  • Tue 30 Nov closed
  • Wed 01 Dec closed
  • Thu 02 Dec closed
  • Fri 03 Dec closed
  • Sat 04 Dec closed

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Full timetables
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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

Austrian National Day 2021 (10/26/2021) 10:00 - 16:00

All Saints 2021 (11/01/2021) 10:00 - 16:00

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/22/2021 - 12/12/2021)

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

Closing day I (12/04/2021) closed

Closing day II (12/05/2021) closed

Immaculate Conception 2021 (12/08/2021) 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve 2021 (12/24/2021) closed

Christmas 2021 (12/25/2021) closed

Boxing Day 2021 (12/26/2021) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve 2021 (12/31/2021) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year 2022 (01/01/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Epiphany 2022 (01/06/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Winter closing 2022 (01/07/2022 - 01/31/2022)

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

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

Summer 2022 (05/01/2022 - 09/30/2022)

  • 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 2022 (05/01/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Sunday 2022 (06/05/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 09:00 - 17:00

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 40 - 120 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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