Schaubergwerk Leogang

Schaubergwerk Schwarzleo - Barbarastollen


Useful Information

Location: Knappenstube "Unterberghaus", Leogang.
A4 Rosenheim-Innsbruck exit Kufstein Süd, west through St. Johann, Fiederbrunn to Leogang.
A8 München-Salzburg, exit Siegsdorf, south through Lofer to Saalfelden, turn right to Leogang.
A Salzburg-Villach, exit Bischofshofen, east through Zell am See to Saalfelden, turn left to Leogang.
Through Leogang to Hütten. Between Hütten and Berg turn turn left (signposted), 3.2 km to the Unterberghaus.
(47°25'31"N, 12°40'45"E)
Open: MAI to JUN Wed-Sun 11-17, tours 11, 13.
JUL to AUG Tue-Sun 11-17, tours 11, 13, 15.
SEP to OCT Wed-Sun 11-17, tours 11, 13.
[2022]
Fee: Adults EUR 15, Children (3-15) EUR 8.
[2022]
Classification: MineSilver Mine MineMercury Mine MineCobalt Mine MineCopper Mine MineLead Mine MineNickel Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Guided tours: MinAge=5.
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Address: Schaubergwerk Leogang, Schwarzleo 3, 5771 Leogang, Tel: +43-6583-8223-30. E-mail:
Bergbaumuseum Leogang, Hütten 10, 5771 Leogang, Tel: +43-6583-7105.
Tourismusbüro Leogang, Tel: +43-6583-8234.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

1425 first written mention of Schwarzleo.
1970 mine closed.
1989 show mine opened to the public.

Description

The show mine is located in the Danielstollen (Daniel adit) and is accessible through the Barbarastollen (Barbara adit). The exhibition explains historic methods of mining and the geology of the deposit.

The ore of Leogang is a so called poly-metallic ore, which contained silver, mercury, copper, lead, nickel, and cobalt in changing proportions. But Leogang is famous for numerous rare and beautiful minerals which were found in the mine. They are sold on mineral fairs and at the mine.

A part of the exhibition is the nearby Knappenstube "Unterberghaus". This former mining building is now used for the ticket office, a restaurant, a souvenir shop and a small exhibition with maps of the mine.