Im Luftschacht des Annastollen in der Bromriesen | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at Im Luftschacht des Annastollen in der Bromriesen | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at

In the Miners’ Footsteps

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At the guided tours in the Bromriesen mine you digg into the past of the Schladming region.

Some 1500 miners toiled below ground digging for silver, lead, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc in the early part of the 16th century. The Anna Mine and the Nickel Museum are a legacy of that time. Tours of the mine and Nickel Museum are offered from enod of May until mid October.

Guided Tour of Bromriesen Mine and Hopfriesen Nickel Museum:

After a hike up taking around 25 minutes, we reach the entrance of the former silver mine. Visitors are issued a helmet, protective jacket, flashlights and some carbide lamps. You will be able to see examples of mining methods used through the centuries, including setting fires and using chisels. Braver visitors may wish to crawl on hands and knees through the air shaft, which brings you back to daylight a little higher up the mountain.

In the Bromriesen mine, you truly feel how it must have felt back then to have earned your daily wage under such tough conditions. In the dark, equipped solely with headlamps, you are led by your guide via a series of ladders into the system of mine galleries. The mining methods of that time, which included setting fires, chiseling and blasting, are still recognizable today. This unique subterranean experience allows you to immerse yourself, quite literally, in the mystical lives of the miners. The interplay between being impressed and having a few nervous butterflies in your stomach has enticed many a person to return to this mine again. There is no more imposing way to experience history!

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
2,7 km
Route
3:30 h
Duration
413 hm
Ascent
413 hm
Descent
1392 m
Highest point
1058 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) towards Untertal. At the end of Untertal village turn right into Obertal valley. Follow the road for approximately 7 kms until you reach the hiking trail head "Hopfriesen".

This tour is only possible with a guide!

Booking in advance with the tourist office Schladming-Dachstein is required: +43 3687 22777-22

During the summer months there are guided tours on Wednesday at 1:45 pm.

Tours for groups on different days are possible on request.

The total duration of the tour is about 3.5 hours.

 

Costs:

Adults: with Sommercard € 17 / without Sommercard € 20

Children: with Sommercard € 9 / without Sommercard € 12

Children ages 6 and older. Minimum participation: 5 people.

A guided tour in the Annastollen mining gallery of the Bromriesen mine is a good alternative for bad weather conditions. The guided tour through »Bromriesen« silver mine is a memorable experience no matter what the weather.

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Obertal - bus stop "Hopfriesen".
Parking is available at the hiking trail head.

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Information about the mine: www.wildewasser.com

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What the weather will be like

Schladming (740m)

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15°C
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Noon
27°C
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Night
24°C
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The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
17°C
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Noon
31°C
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Night
25°C
20%
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Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
28.06.2022
16°C 28°C
29.06.2022
15°C 26°C
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14°C 29°C

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