The deeper mines and mine tunnels which are open to the general public, along with prospect mines and holes in the Geopark communities of Bischofshofen, Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Hüttau and St. Veit im Pongau are highlights for every visitor. Here, you are able to immerse yourself in a mystical “world of darkness”, and at the same time in a fascinating “world of colorful ores”.
The Larzenbach – Hüttau Mine dates back to the 13th/14th century. Here, you will follow the perfectly laid-out Copper Ore Path down a narrow mine tunnel, certain to leave you with lasting impressions.
Along the ore path on the Buchberg near Bischofshofen lies Schurfbau Lehen, where miners would once “prospect” for iron just below the surface.
The historic mine in Mühlbach provides comprehensive insights into mining techniques of the last few thousand years. The Celtic Hole on the way to the Arthurhaus at the foot of the Hochkönig promises a “journey into pre-history”. You are definitely in for some fascinating surprises!
The historic copper mine in St. Veit impressively presents how ore used to be extracted back in the prehistoric Sunnpau Mine. Sunnpau copper was used as far back as 4,000 years ago to manufacture tools, weapons and eating utensils.