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.
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fees till Dec 31, 2022:
€ 18.00 adults
€ 16.00 seniors 60+
€ 16.00 students, apprentices
€ 16.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 16.00 groups (more than 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
fees from Jan 1, 2023:
€ 20.00 adults
€ 17.00 seniors 60+
€ 17.00 students, apprentices
€ 17.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 17.00 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 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
The Silver Mine Schwaz is accessible only during a guided tour: tour of 90 minutes, start every 40 to 60 minutes (as needed), closed on Dec 24 and 25. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are highly recommended, as the temperature in the mine remains a constant 12 degrees C.
Guided tours for groups of more than 20 persons on request also outside the opening hours. The mine stays open all year round, the summer season 2023 will start on the 1st of May.