Go on a journey of discovery of a different kind with a special guided tour through Schwaz. Explore special aspects of the silver city with different themed tours. Accompanied by local city guides (Austria Guides). Come with us to places that are not normally accessible to the public.
Copper and silver brought wealth and coupled with skillful negotiation, the opportunity to rise to the nobility. Their presence changed the appearance of the village. The urban district "Market" was created. At every turn we are reminded of the families Tänzl, Stöckl, Fieger, Fugger and many more. What remains of them are buildings, foundations and works of art. These still represent the importance of their patrons. The trades were also responsible for the introduction of a bourgeois or courtly way of life.
In the course of time, financially powerful money lords from southern Germany played an increasingly important role.
With Schwaz silver world politics was written.
They led their financial and economic empire partly from Schwaz.
On the tour you will get to know the members of the family who actually stayed in Schwaz.
"The parish church in Schwaz"
The city parish church of Schwaz, the largest Gothic hall church in Tyrol, is still a strong reminder of the wealth from mining. During the tour you will encounter significant pieces of equipment from different eras.
These include the Gothic baptismal font, Renaissance funerary monuments, Baroque side altars, the neo-Gothic high altar, modern stained glass windows from the 1950s, etc.
A special highlight is the visit to the roof truss of the parish church.
- Duration: approx. 1 hour
- Language: German
- Bookable for a fee at +43 5242 6960-101
- 120,00 € gross per tour
On the trail of the historic sites of mining.