South Tyrol Museum of Mining – Site Schneeberg

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 new showroom, a refuge ... all of these are fascinating possibilities below and above ground.


Guided tours:

 » Exploring the mining area

Tue + Thu starting at 9.15 am from the bus stop/parking place "Schneebergbrücke"

Full-day walking tour with guide: visit showroom, guided tour of mining area and miners' village

» Adventure Schneeberg

Sat + Sun starting at 8.30 am from the bus stop/parking place “Schneebergbrücke”

Full-day guided walking and gallery tour: visit showroom, mining area, miners’ settlement of Schneeberg, hike for two hours along old miners’ trails and transport routes up to the Schneeberg Pass. The exciting return route involves 6 km underground.


More information about guided tours and prices:

Guided tours only with preregistration until the day before 4 pm: info@koflerfranz or M +39 348 3100443 (Franz Kofler)


Contact shelterhut:

T +39 0473 932900 · ·

Description to arrive at destination

From Meran/Merano to the Passeiertal Valley in direction of Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass until the parking place "Platterköfl".

Opening times: June 15 - October 15
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