Zell am Ziller.
A10 (E60) Inntalautobahn between Kufstein and Insbruck, exit Zillertal Achensee. Follow B169 into the Zillertal, in Zell am Ziller turn left on B165, the road to the Gerlos Paß. Meeting point: Schaukäserei beneath the Tierpark am Hainzenberg.
MAY to JUN daily 9-17, tours every 2 hours.
JUL to SEP daily 9-17, tours every hour.
OCT daily 9-17, tours every 2 hours.
|Fee:||Adults EUR 11, Children EUR 5.50. |
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||D=2 h.|
|Address:||Zillertaler Goldschaubergwerk, Hermann Rieser KG, Hainzenberg 73, 6280 Zell am Ziller, Tel.: 05282-4820, Fax: +43-5282-3272. E-mail:|
|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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|1506||gold mining first mentioned.|
|17th/18th century||heyday of gold mining.|
|1996||opened as a show mine.|
The Zillertaler Goldschaubergwerk (gold mine Zillertal) is a sort of theme park. The tour starts at the Schaukäserei (cheese production), then the mine with multimedia equipment is visited, on the way back the visitor ride a sort of train, and finally they can visit the zoo. All in all this is a fine thing for children, so it is at least half a day of entertainment for families.
Visitors have to put on protective clothing, before they go underground. In the gallery, an impressive multimedia presentation shows the life of the miners and the work underground. The social and economic environment is also a topic, as are the political conflicts surrounding the mine. The last stop is the miners' column, where the miners thanked the Mother of God for her protection during their work.