Schwazer Knappensteig - Silberregion Karwendel

Schwazer Knappensteig
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A journey through the mining industry of Schwaz.

They are located here in the Falkenstein mining district, where in the period from 1400 to 1957, more than 250 mining tunnels were mined to a height of 1,600 m and 200 m below the Inntalfossen Fahlerze. From these ores, copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) were recovered as precious metals. The total length of the tunnels of this area was about 500 km.

With the newly realized and staged "Schwazer Knappensteig" you now have the unique opportunity to visit and experience the historic sites of the mining industry in their original locations. Take a look into the past and get a glimpse of the incredible achievements that have been made here by human hands.

Free guided tours in German: from 21 May to 01 October 2021, every first friday in the month at 2 p.m.
  • for families and individuals
  • Meeting point: Parking space Silberwald
  • Important: no registration required, good footwear, whatever the weather, paths are not barrier-free
  • Duration: about 2 hours
Especially for groups (bus trips):
  • chargeable guided tours can be booked at Stadtmarketing Schwaz in D / E / I / F at T +43 (0) 5242 / 6960-101
  • € 120,- per guide
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At a Glance

Descent:118 m

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Starting point:Parkplatz Silberwald

Route type

Circular hike:Yes
Family hike:Yes

City:Schwaz

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