Prettau Mining Museum

The mine of Prettau had its heyday about 600 years ago, the copper mined there was known for its smoothness.

The tunnel, which was driven into the rock at that time, is now a museum. The entrance to the heart of the tunnel is by mine train.

Today, the mine also houses a climate gallery, where the air is free of dust, allergens, and pollen. In this area of the mine there are special air-hygienic conditions which can bring relief to people with respiratory diseases.

Where is the Prettau Mine located?

The Prettau Mining Museum is located in Prettau, a village at the end of the Tauferer Ahrntal valley.

What is the distance to the Prettau Mining Museum?

From us to the Prettau mine you need between 80-90 min. by car.

How do I get to the Prettau mine?

It is possible to reach the mining museum in Prettau by car. Take the E66 in the direction of Bruneck, exit at Bruneck Nord and from there take the SS621 through the Ahrntal valley to Prettau, Hörmanngasse 38/A.

Where can I park?

There is a free parking lot directly in front of the museum area.

Can I eat in Prettau - Which restaurants are recommended?

There is a restaurant directly adjacent to the museum - the Ignazstube. The food is good. Since the restaurant is not very big, it can get crowded quickly at peak times. Then we recommend driving a few more kilometers in the direction of Kasern. There is a large parking lot and from there you can reach the Talschlusshütte after a very nice walk of about 20 minutes.

Alternatively, you can drive from Prettau back to Steinhaus, there you will find another very good restaurant: Stochas food & drink.

When is the Mining Museum open?

The mining museum is open from mid-May to the end of October

What is the entrance fee?

There are guided tours of different lengths. Prices for adults vary between 10 and 22 euro. Family tickets with children up to 16 years vary between 20 and 45 euro. Prices for young people over 16 and students vary between 5 and 12 euro.


In the gallery it is cold and damp even in summer, so be sure to bring a warm jacket and sturdy shoes.

Access to the climate tunnel is allowed only with slippers, which you can bring yourself or rent on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the mine.

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