The Public Mine “Copper Plate” (Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte) is a well-known partner of companies and institutions, which offer their members, partners and card holders reduced admission prices to this interesting recreational facility for the entire family as well as for groups, students, visitors, etc.  Have a look yourself at the numerous possibilities and offers of our partners:

 

Kitzbuehel                            -25% with the Guest Card

 

Kitzbuehler Alpen                 -25% with the Summer Card

 

Bergbahn                              -25 % with the Flex Ticket of the Kitzbuehel Cable Car

 

Nivea                                     -25 % with a NIVEA Family Adventure Coupon

 

Arbo                                      -25% with the ARBO Club Card

 

Tirol Unser Land                    -25 % with the Family Pass of the Tyrolean Provincial Government

 

Take a journey to the centre of the earth - a glimpse into a mining world of some 3.000 years ago. An interesting trip for the whole family...

Enjoy yourselves!

 

The mining industry was the livelihood of many people for centuries and was a decisive factor for the development of our country.  Even today there are traces which indicate that copper mining took place in the region of Jochberg, in the Tyrol.

The “About Days” Exhibition at Miners’ Path, which opened on July 2012, located next to the entrance of the “Erbstollen”  (drainage tunnels), offers visitors a closer look at mining history with its 10 interesting stations.

Stroll comfortably from one station to the next and learn more about:

  • When and how the “Erbstollen zum Heiligen Geist” (drainage tunnel) was created and what it was used for....
  • Interesting facts regarding geology and mineralogy ....
  • Prehistoric mining, mining 3000 years ago ...
  • The Jochberg copper minining industry in early modern times ....
  • What the extracted copper was used for ....
  • The beginnings of the Jochberger smelter ...
  • Interesting facts about World War I and the temporary end of the minining industrie ...
  • How the minining people lived and worked ....
  • What the care and wages were like at that time ...
  • Which traces of the mining tradition can be seen today ....

 

A journey to the centre of the earth

Because of the international economical crisis the mines were closed down in 1926 and the maze of shafts and tunnels abandoned till in 1990 the mining exhibit "Copperplate" was opened.

Visitors travel on the old mining train into the shafts. Along 150 meters of tunnels our guides explain how the copper was mined, what equipment was used and how the shafts were maintained.

A great day out for all the family and history brought to life. Enjoy yourselves!

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