Amidst the Eisenerzer Alps lies the famous Erzberg, its 40 opencast floors overlooking the historical center of Eisenerz, whose fortunes have been influenced by this impressive pyramid.
From May to October you may experience one of the most modern opencast mining at close range and take a peek at how ore was one deep inside the mountain hundreds of years ago.
Erzberg and its traditions and regional customs are the heart of ERZBERG LEOBEN.
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. The Hauly is on the most powerful and largest taxi in the world – it`s 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.