In the Miners’ Footsteps
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Gruppe vor einer Führung beim Mundloch AnnastollenPhoto: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
At the guided tours in the Bromriesen mine you digg into the past of the Schladming region.
Some 1500 miners toiled below ground digging for silver, lead, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc in the early part of the 16th century. The Anna Mine and the Nickel Museum are a legacy of that time. Tours of the mine and Nickel Museum are offered from enod of May until mid October.
Guided Tour of Bromriesen Mine and Hopfriesen Nickel Museum:
After a hike up taking around 25 minutes, we reach the entrance of the former silver mine. Visitors are issued a helmet, protective jacket, flashlights and some carbide lamps. You will be able to see examples of mining methods used through the centuries, including setting fires and using chisels. Braver visitors may wish to crawl on hands and knees through the air shaft, which brings you back to daylight a little higher up the mountain.
In the Bromriesen mine, you truly feel how it must have felt back then to have earned your daily wage under such tough conditions. In the dark, equipped solely with headlamps, you are led by your guide via a series of ladders into the system of mine galleries. The mining methods of that time, which included setting fires, chiseling and blasting, are still recognizable today. This unique subterranean experience allows you to immerse yourself, quite literally, in the mystical lives of the miners. The interplay between being impressed and having a few nervous butterflies in your stomach has enticed many a person to return to this mine again. There is no more imposing way to experience history!
A guided tour in the Annastollen mining gallery of the Bromriesen mine is a good alternative for bad weather conditions. The guided tour through »Bromriesen« silver mine is a memorable experience no matter what the weather.
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The ascent to the entrance of the mine leads via a quite steep trail over tree roots and stones. Especially when weather conditions are moist or wet, the roots and stones can be very slippery. Take great care!
Surefootedness and physical fitness are a must – please talk to the tour guide if you are not sure whether it is the right thing for you!
Tips and hints
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Information about the mine: www.wildewasser.com
This tour is only possible with a guide!
Booking in advance with the tourist office Schladming-Dachstein is required: +43 3687 22777-22
During the summer months there are guided tours on Wednesday at 1:45 pm.
Tours for groups on different days are possible on request.
The total duration of the tour is about 3.5 hours.
Adults: with Sommercard € 17 / without Sommercard € 20
Children: with Sommercard € 9 / without Sommercard € 12
Children ages 6 and older. Minimum participation: 5 people.
Public-transport-friendlyWith the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Obertal - bus stop "Hopfriesen".
- Buses of Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen: www.planaibus.at
By roadFrom Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards Untertal. At the end of Untertal village turn right into Obertal valley. Follow the road for approximately 7 kms until you reach the hiking trail head "Hopfriesen".
ParkingParking is available at the hiking trail head.
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Ankle-high hiking boots are required, heavy-duty pants are recommended.
Carry along warm clothes even if it is warm outside - temperatues in the mine can be 10 °C and below.
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