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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 detailled 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 Monteneve Refuge offers overnight-accommodation.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Tue 19 Jan closed
  • Wed 20 Jan closed
  • Thu 21 Jan closed
  • Fri 22 Jan closed
  • Sat 23 Jan closed
  • Sun 24 Jan closed
  • Mon 25 Jan closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 01/31/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

Exploring tour of mining area:
€ 22.00 adults
€ 45.00 family ticket
€ 18.00 seniors, students, people with dishabilities
€ 18.00 groups (of 12 or more)
€ 12.00 school students (pro person)

Adventure tour of Monte Neve:
€ 30.00 adults
€ 22.00 seniors, students, people with dishabilities
€ 15.00 children 7
16 years accompanied by parents

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