Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte

Copper Plate Mine


Useful Information

Location: In Jochberg. Between Kitzühel and Felbertauern tunnel. At the B 161 (Paß-Thurn-Bundesstrasse), at kilometre 20.6, signposted, 100m to the parking. Bus stop Jochberghütte. 10km south of Kitzbühel.
Open: 15-MAY to 15-OCT daily at 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Rest of year by appointment.
Fee: Adults ATS 65,- EUR 4,72, Children ATS 35,- EUR 2,54, Groups: Adults ATS 60,- EUR 4,36, Children ATS 30,- EUR 2,18.
Classification: copper mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=9°C.
Guided tours: L=600m, electric train ride L=145m.D=30min.
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Address: Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte, Bergwerksweg 10, A-6373 Jochberg, Tel. +43-5355-5779 Fax: +43-5355-5459. E-mail: contact
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History

1874 smelting at Jochberg ended.
31-JUL-1926 mining at Jochberg ended.
1990 show mine opened.

Description

The copper at the Kupferplatte was mined even 3,000 years ago. In the middle of the 19th century 160 miners worked here and produced 1,800 tons of copper ore every year.