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Mining Museum Monteneve

Drives, mineworkers and veins of silver - explore the Mining Museum Monteneve at the head of Val Passiria

The Mining Museum Monteneve is located at the head of Val Passiria at 2,355 m a.s.l. The former mine has been transformed into an adventure museum with mineworker's village and a cosy refuge. It is considered to be Europe's highest located mine and provides an insight into the 800-year long history.

The origins of the mine are unknown, first documents date from 1237. According to legends, however, the origins of the mine date even back to earlier times. Thousands of mineworkers made their living in this mine, being out for silver, plumb and tin ore. Today visitors and tourists embark on a journey in time when they come to the Monteneve mine, but in order to reach it they have to overcome a 2-hours' walk from the road to Passo del Rombo (four different paths) or from Masseria in Val Ridanna within a 4 hour's walk. However, despite of the long walk it is really worth to be visited!

From 1991 the Mining Museum Monteneve has been open to the public and boasts a drive, an adventure and educational trail, rare minerals, silver coins, ancient tools and miner's lamps as well as many rarities. Visitors can choose from a short 2-hours' tour and a long and detailed day tour. Equipped with helmet, boots and headlamp, they access the 130 km long mine with the mine train. Inside they travel back in time and discover more about miner's hard life.

Since 2019 the Mining Museum Monteneve has been one of 4 locations of the new Landesmuseum Bergbau (South Tyrol Museum of Mining).

The Rif. Monteneve refuge offers overnight-accommodation.

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Opening times

  • Sun 21 Apr closed
  • Mon 22 Apr closed
  • Tue 23 Apr closed
  • Wed 24 Apr closed
  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr closed
  • Sat 27 Apr closed

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Full timetables
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Showroom 2024 (15/06/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Admission

showroom:
free admission

Exploring the mining area:
€ 25.00 adults
€ 20.00 seniors 65+
€ 20.00 groups (12 and more persons)
€ 20.00 students and apprentices (under 27 years)
€ 20.00 people with disabilities
€ 12.00 school classes (per person)

€ 45.00 family ticket (adults with children under 16 years)

Adventure Monteneve:
€ 30.00 adults
€ 25.00 seniors 65+
€ 25.00 groups (12 and more persons)
€ 25.00 students and apprentices (under 27 years)
€ 25.00 people with disabilities
€ 15.00 school classes (per person)

More information

The Mining Museum - Location Monteneve stays open only during the summer months from mid-June to mid-October, the opening hours refer to the showroom. Season start 2024 on June 15.

"Exploring the mining area" is a full-day tour with guide, start every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.15 am. Lunch not included, reservation at least one day prior, 700 metres of altitude difference across an alpine landscape, the hike starts from the Passo del Rombo pass road.

"Adventure Monteneve" is a full-day tour with guide and guided tour to the show mine, start at 8.30 am and return at approx. 6.30 pm, from 14 years on. 1,100 metres of altitude difference during the hike, lunch not included, reservation needed, min. 8 participants.

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