There are a lot of activities to do during your holiday in Kitzbuehel. Amongst other things, there is also a copper mine. 3,000 years ago, copper was already being mined in Jochberg and the surrounding area. The large number of abandoned mines, tools and mine dumps that have been found in the region show that natural resources have long been used intensively.
Over a length of 30 km (18.6 mi), up to 1,800 tons of copper ore were once obtained in Jochberg each year and more than 160 miners were employed in the mines until they were closed in 1926.
In July 1990, it finally happened. The “Kupferplatte” copper mine was finally opened to visitors after a long renovation process. The “Grubenbahn” collier railway takes you about 150 metres (0.09 mi) into the mine and the mountain and the different mining methods, tools and gallery systems are explained.
The ride into Kupferberhaus Jochberg’s past begins: “Glück auf!”
Adults: EUR 8.00
Children: EUR 4.00
15 May until 15 October 2014
Daily tours are available every hour from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 1:00 to 4:00.
Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.