Prettau Demonstration Mine

Experience the fascinating world of mining

The Prettau Demonstration Mine will give you an in-depth look at the world of copper mining from prehistoric times till today.


Guided tour at the Prettau Demonstration Mine

The visitors at the Prettau Demonstration Mine can enter the St. Ignaz tunnel with the mine train down to a depth of 1,000 meters within the mountain, coming at last to the underground train station. The guided tour begins from there, and includes two roundtrips. The circuit around the base of the tunnel is approx. 250 meters long, the other one on the so-called “Six Base” six meters deeper is about 90 meters long. Along the two visitors’ roundtrips, several scenes depicting the actual working conditions of earlier times are displayed. Here, visitors can learn more about the mine and mine engineering.