Knappenloch Fallwindes

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Location: Fallwindestal, 40min walk from Kals
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: ExplainIron Mine ExplainGold Mine ExplainCopper Mine
Light: electric light, led
Dimension: A=1,500m asl.
Guided tours: self guided, D=10min.
Address: Knappenloch Fallwindes, Tourismusverband Kals am Großglockner, Glocknerhaus Kals, Ködnitz 7, A-9981 Kals am Großglockner, Tel: +43-4876-8800, Fax: +43-4876-8800-14. E-mail: contact
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15th cty begin of mining.
17th cty end of mining.
1970s developed as ashow mine.



The show mine Knappenloch Fallwindes was named after the Fallwindes valley, where it is located. It is a short mine tunnel which was created to mine pyrite with a content of gold and copper. The tunel was mined between the 15th and 17th century, but it was not very successful so it was finally abandoned. Today the tunnel is equipped with a solar panel and a LED light system. The trails are developed, and hikers reaching the tunnel are allowed to simply turn on the light and have a look around. The light turns off automazicallyafter 10 minutes. The mine is visited