Visitors meet at Rohrmoos Obertal, Parkplatz Holdalm or Hopfriesen.
JUN to SEP Wed 13:45.
Adults EUR 20, Children (6-18) EUR 12.
|Classification:||Silver Mine Lead Mine|
|Light:||miners light, electric and carbide, provided.|
|Dimension:||A=1,226 m asl.|
|Guided tours:||D=4 h, MinAge=6.|
|Address:||Schaustollen Silberbergwerk Bromriesen, Tourismusverband Schladming-Rohrmoos, 8970 Rohrmoos-Untertal, Tel: +43-3687-22777. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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|early 16th century||1,600 miners work in the area.|
|2004||show mine and nickel museum opened to the public.|
The Silberbergwerk Bromriesen is a rather young show mine, opened to the public in 2004. This area has many valuable metals, which includes silver, lead, copper, cobalt, nickel und zinc. The most important metals were silver and nickel. Nickel is not the most important metal, but it is used for many important purposes. The nickel museum is the only one of its kind in Europe and gives an overview on nickel mining and use.
This tour is rather strenuous and definitely not for people who are not fit, or for children. It starts at the parking lot at the Holdalm with a steep and strenuous 30 minutes ascend to the show mine. Visitors get helmets, a coat, electric light and some carbide lamps. The passages are often narrow and there are ladders to climb. The mine is left by climbing up an air vent (okay, this part may be avoided by going back). The tour ends at the Nickelmuseum Hopfriesen. Then the participants have to walk back to their cars at the Holdalm. The whole tour takes about four hours, so its a half day tour. Fortunately there is the Holdalm with great food.
The Nickelmuseum Hopfriesen was built into the ruins of an old mining building. The walls were made of glas, so it is actually possible to visit the museum without a tour. It is possible to see most of the exhibitions from outside. So you can actually do the short tour from the Holdalm an easy 15 minutes walk to the museum, a self-guided visit and the 15 minutes back. After an hour you are back and the visit is free.