Tyrolean Museum of Mining and Metallurgy in Brixlegg

Copper and silver have been used for times immemorial….Tyrol’s history traces copper and silver mining back to the Bronze Age (heyday in 15th and 16th century: Silbertaler).

The local mining entrepreneurs became rich; they had to deliver the silver to the sovereign princes in Hall at the mint, the copper they were free to sell. They had proud fortresses converted into comfortable castles: Veit. Jakob Tänzl lived in Schloss Tratzberg, Sigmund Fieger resided in Schloss Matzen – we’ve been there.

Speech is silver. Silence is golden….and for once I am „as good as gold” and I am keeping quiet…there’s such so much to discover.

The tour starts with an overall perspective of the Tyrol’s geological situation substantiated with fossil documents and crystal specimens.

Prehistoric finds document the transition to the beginnings of mining activity. Representations from the Schwaz mining log and Agricola’s drawings depict the perfect mining and smelting industry of the 15th century.

An approximately 200 year old original Spurnagelhunt (wooden cart, which miners used for bringing out the ore) is the jewel of the exhibition.
Now I am sure you would like to know what a Spurnagelhunt looks like. Come and visit the museum and see for yourself. And more:

  • Geology, fossils, minerals
  • Prehistoric and early history. From Stone Age to Roman Empire - 6000 years Brixlegg
  • Agricola’s drawings, Schwaz mining log and pit maps
  • Original finds such as Grubenhunt (wooden cart used by miners), mallets & irons, ore troughs and much more.
  • Ore preparation, weighing scales, weights

The exhibition "HIAS REBITSCH - EIN BERGSTEIGERLEBEN" is dedicated to the Brixlegg pionier. It tells us about his life, shows objects and archeological finds he brought back with him from his various trips to the Andes.

Opening times:

June - October
Daily from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., closed on Sundays!

Contact:

Tiroler Bergbauund Hüttenmuseum
Römerstraße 30
A-6230 Brixlegg, Österreich
Tel.: +43 (676) 5119647
info@bergbaumuseum-brixlegg.com
http://www.tiroler-bergbau.at/

Admission
Adults 4,00
Teenager 2,00
Groups from 12 persons 3,50 / 1,50
Children- 14 Years free of charge

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