Where the hearts of children and young people beat faster
No longer a workplace for miners, but an adventure for young and old. The Erzberg is an active mine, currently the most modern open pit mining operation in Europe, where iron ore has been mined for more than 1,300 years.
Dive into the mysterious world of the Erzberg:
- Hauly trip:
on the most powerful and largest taxi in the world – the Hauly, a converted 860 hp giant with a viewing platform – you ride along the steps of the Erzberg and see the other heavy-duty vehicles and wheel loaders at work in the active ore mining.
- Live blasting: with the Hauly, you can ride to live blastings on Thursdays and experience ore mining up close. You will learn all about blasting from the blasting experts and experience how the up to 25,000 tonnes of ore and rock are blasted.
- Show mine: you visit the underground labyrinth of the Erzberg and learn about the working world of miners then and now – from the origin stories of the Erzberg to the Aquarius myth to the audiovisual staged blasting.
- daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
- May 1st to October 31st
- Tours from 10 am to 3 pm
Duration of visit
- 1-4,5 hrs