Grua va Hardömbl

Miniera dell'Erdemolo


Useful Information

Location: From Palù follow road to SP8 to Lenzi, turn left on road to Scalzerhof, Loc. Fròtten. Parking lot at the end of the road (fee). Follow road on the valley floor towards Lake Erdemolo for about 1.5km.
Open: MAY to JUN Sat, Sun 10-18.
JUL to AUG Tue-Sun 10-18.
SEP Sat, Sun 10-18.
OCT Sun 10-18.
Tour every 45 minutes.
[2020]
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children (6-12) EUR 5, Seniors (65+) EUR 5, Family (2+*) EUR 16.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5, School Pupils EUR 3.
Combi with S Pèrgmandlhaus - Museo Mineralogico: Adults EUR 10, Children (6-12) EUR 6, Seniors (65+) EUR 6, Family (2+*) EUR 20.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 8, School Pupils EUR 5.
[2020]
Classification: MineIron Mine MineCopper Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: A=1,700m asl.
Guided tours:
Photography:
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Miniera dell’Erdemolo, Sentiero Lago dell’Erdemolo, Palu’ del Fersina – Palai en Bersntol (TN), Tel: +39-0461-550073.
Istituto Bersntol, 38050 Palù del Fersina, Tel: +39-0461-550073, Fax: +39-0461-540221 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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History


Geology

The ores mined in the area were polymetallic with pyrite, blende, chalcopyrite, galena and gold.


Description

The Grua va Hardömbl or Miniera dell'Erdemolo is located Fersental or Val del Fersina, where people speak Mochena, hence the strange name. The area around Palù was mined since prehistoric times. The mining activities reached their peak was the 16th century. Grua va Hardömb was operated between 1400 and 1600. The miners were called canopi or Knòppn, obviously the German Knappe, and like the owners they were German. The taxes were equally shared by the Bishops of Trento and the Counts of Tyrol.

This abandoned mine was refurbished by the Istituto Culturale Mòcheno (Bersntoler Kulturinstitut). Visitors are equipped with helmets and raincoats, appropriate clothes and walking shoes are also recommended. The main has numerous wooden staircases and the floor is sometimes rough and the ceiling low. You should start your visit to the mine with a visit of the S Pèrgmandlhaus - Museo Mineralogico in Palù.