Schneeberg - the highest located mine in Europe
In 1237, the Schneeberg mountain was named for the first time. At an altitude of 2.000 to 2.500 metres above sea level, you will not only find Europe's highest located mine but also the most important lead and zinc mine of Tyrol. More than 150 kilometres of tunnels and pits, which are in part still passable today, speak about the history of this mine which flourished in the 15th Century and had up to 1,00 miners employed. The Schneeberg mountain outdoor conveyor system is with a length of 27 kilometres the longest in the world.
The South Tyrol Museum of Mining – Site Schneeberg is a witness to Tyrolean history and transports the visitors right back in time. Half-day and full-day guided tours, trips on the mine train into the tunnels, a museum with show room, a refuge ... all of these are fascinating possibilities below and above ground.
> Link: Adventure Mine Monteneve/Schneeberg