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Mining Museum - Location Monteneve

The Monteneve Adventure Mine, located at 2,355 m a.s.l. in the Val Passiria valley, can only be reached on foot

In the mining area of Monteneve there's a mountain hut and the former miners' settlement of San Martino. Nowadays it houses the Monteneve Mine, one of the four locations of the South Tyrol Museum of Mining. Already in the 13th century there was a mining industry (certificate by the notary Jacob Haas at Bolzano on Dec 24, 1237), mentioning the "good silver of Monteneve". The silver, lead and zinc mine, more precisely a series of small mines and galleries on the mountain ridge between the Val Passiria and the Val Ridanna, was in operation for 800 years, until 1985.

Nowadays, the showroom exhibits a variety of interesting photos, documents as well as ancient items. And afterwards you can proceed into the highest located mine of Europe, open to the public since 1991. There are two tours: The Exploring Tour of the Mining Area is a full-day tour with hike to the Location Monteneve, a guided tour of the showroom and - after lunch - to the mining area and the miners' settlement. The Monte Neve Adventure Tour, however, is even more extensive. Next to the showroom there's also the Monteneve Mountain Hut, offering accommodation.

And how to reach the Location Monteneve? It is accessibly only by foot. In the Val Passiria valley, you can start at the Monteneve Bridge, located along the Passo del Rombo mountain road in Corvara in Passiria (parking space available). The hike to San Martino at Mt. Monteneve takes you in about 2 hours up to more than 2,300 m a.s.l. Alternatively, from the Upper Valle Isarco, a driveway and an educational trail start at the Mining Museum - Location Ridanna (4 hours).

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 24 Apr closed
  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr closed
  • Sat 27 Apr closed
  • Sun 28 Apr closed
  • Mon 29 Apr closed
  • Tue 30 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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