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 ....

 

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