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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:

 » Guided tour mining area

Tue + Thu starting at 9:15 a.m. from the parking place "Schneebergbrücke"

A full-day tour: showroom, mining area and miners’ settlement of St. Martin.


» Adventure tour Schneeberg

Sat starting at 8:30 a.m. from the parking place "Schneebergbrücke"

A full-day tour: 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 4:00 p.m.: · Tel. +39 348 310 044 3 (Franz Kofler)


Contact shelterhut:

Tel. +39 0473 647 045 ·

> Link: Adventure Mine Monteneve/Schneeberg

description to arrive at destination

From Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo until the parking place "Platterköfl".

Opening times: June 15 - October 15
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