You can book your adventure very easily:
If you want to book other times or the real blast on Thursday Mornings:
- Fill out the Online Reservation Request web form
- Send us a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at: +43 (0) 3848-3200
Address for Nav.: Trofengbachgasse 13, A-8790 Eisenerz
Your tour starts at the entrance hall of our “Talstation”. Next to this building you can find the parking lot (no charge). Booking beforehand is required. Guided tours are in German only. In the Show Mine signs provide you with important information about our displays in English. If requested, guided tours in English are possible for larger groups. In case of snow, we offer no tours. The Team of Abenteuer Erzberg recommends sturdy shoes and warm clothes for the Show Mine.
VALUABLE INFORMATION ON OUR TOURS
Breathtaking Haulytrip through the mining area
Never have you been so close to active mining than during our Hauly trip. The brand-new trip leads you through the active open-pit mining area, where drilling, blasting, digging, and hauling is done extensively every day. The Hauly, a converted former dumper with seats for 62 people maximum, takes you to the mining area via bumpy, non asphalt roads. You must climb a stair to board the dumper. Like the workers at the Erzberg, you get a helm which you have to wear in the mining area. We friendly ask our guests to keep sitting during the one-hour trip.
Stunning Haulytrip and real blast
A moment of complete silence as every machine on the Erzberg is idle. Then you hear the countdown via walkie-talkie, shortly before the blaster is completing his masterpiece and you can watch tons of moving stone breaking off the mountain. At the “Talstation”, our starting point, you board the Hauly, which takes you into the mining area via bumpy, non asphalt roads. Our Hauly is a converted former dumper with seats for 62 people maximum. You must climb a stair to board the dumper. Like the workers at the Erzberg, you get a helm which you have to wear in the mining area. We friendly ask our guests to keep sitting during the one-hour trip.
Brandnew open-air exhibition
At the heart of the mountain – that is where you are when you visit our open-air exhibition “Erlebnisreich Erzberg”. At the guided walking-tour you are extremely close to the active mining area. This walking-tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. You start the tour at the Talstation. There you are taken to the open-air exhibition, thereby passing the active open-pit mining area. We advise sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather conditions for the walk. Do not forget: at the mountain it can be cooler than down in the valley.
The Mystical Show Mine
In this adventure trip you enter the underground world of the miners. You start the tour at the Talstation. There you go to the entrance of our Show Mine by bus, passing the active open-pit mining area. Then you enter the underground maze by an old miner’s train called “Katl”. After this 1.5 kilometer train ride, you start your guided 800 meter walk. Be aware that within this walk you have to climb stairs with 175 steps total. In order to provide realistic underground mining feeling, the tunnels and shafts were left in their original size and, thus, can sometimes be very narrow. In the Show Mine there is a steady temperature of about 8 degree Celsius. Even on hot summer days we recommend warm clothes and sturdy shoes.
Keep in mind that we can offer English guided tours only for larger groups. Thank you for your understanding.