Tyrolean mining and metallurgical museum

With an exhibition area of 400 m², the Brixlegg Mining Museum documents and illustrates historical mining and melting techniques and offers the opportunity to get to know a substantial part of Tyrol's mining history.

Since the Bronze Age, the history of Tyrol has been closely linked to the production of copper and silver (flowering period in the 15th and 16th centuries: the Silbertaler, the Habsburg Empire under Emperor Maximilian I).

The museum explains the development, starting with an overview of the geological conditions in Tyrol with fossils as descriptive documents, followed by explanations of crystals and minerals and prehistoric finds form the beginning of mining activity.

The fact that in the 15th century mining and metallurgy was a perfectly organized enterprise is shown in illustrations of the Schwazer Bergbuch (Schwaz mountain chronicles) and in the drawings of Agricola. The hard work in the mining industry is documented by original finds that have been recovered by an equipped team. The highlight is the 200 year old Spurnagelhunt (a special kind of lorry), which still is a sensation today.
Tyrolean mining and metallurgical museum


Name:Tiroler Bergbau- und Hüttenmuseum
Street / House number:Römerstraße 30

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