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Copper Mining Museum - Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte - in Jochberg, close to Kitzbühel

Interesting excursion for the whole family!

The "Copperplate" mine exhibition has a long history: in the Middle Ages copper plate was extracted in and around Kitzbühel and Jochberg. At the height of the industry's production, around 1,800 tonnes of copper ore were extracted every year. Up until 1874, approx. 160 miners smelted copper in the mines. In July 1926 copper mining ceased. At that stage many tunnels and shafts had been developed, some of which can be visited in present day. Years later, after mining had been stopped, the underground tunnels collapsed. At the end of 1980 the Grander family took over the abandoned mines in Jochberg and with a dedicated mining specialist team and painstaking detail, the mines were renovated to what they are today.

Good Luck!


Enter the 500 metre long tunnel with the mine train.

Nowadays the so-called Erbstollen (drainage tunnels) in the copper mines can be visited and is a very popular destination for young and old. The mine train runs approx. 150 m deep into the tunnel. The different mining methods, tools, the miners work and the tunnel system are explained in detail to visitors on a guided tour. Additionally, there are interesting multimedia films and presentations on the copper plate mine.

Experience an "Underground Excursion" and immerse yourself in the exciting mining history from long ago

An interesting excursion for the whole family, well worth the visit in all weater conditions.
... miner's helmet on and off you go into the tunnel on the reliable mine train - the so-called "Brubenbahn".
Warm clothing is recommended as temperatures in the mine are cool at approx. 9° C.

Around the mine there's an attractive playground for children. There is also an exciting "Knappenweg" / "Miner's Path" with 10 interesting stations. On a stroll from one station to the next learn all about the history of the centuries-old mining industry in the Kitzbühel region.

The Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte in Jochberg is open daily in the Summer months (mid-May to mid September). Guided group tours available on request (also in Winter).

Reduced admission for Guest Card holders + with the Kitzbüheler Alpen Sommer Card

The Schaubergwerk is easily reached by car and is situated approx. 10 km from Kitzbühel (in the direction of Pass Thurn / Mittersil). Just before the village of Jochberg, branch off the main road B161 to the mines at the bus stop "Jochberghütte".

Learn about the mine's history

10 interesting stations on the Miner's Path in Jochberg - Mining History

  • When was the "Erbstollen" (draining tunnel) created?
  • How was mining performed here 3,000 years ago?
  • What was the Jochberg mining industry like in modern times?
  • What was the extracted copper used for?
  • What is the Jochberg smelter?
  • How did the miners live then and how much did they earn?
  • Mining traditions and lots more


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