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Mining Museum - Location Ridanna

The Ridanna Mining World in the upper Valle Isarco valley is part of the Monteneve Mine, the largest lead and zinc deposit of Tyrol

Once, on the South Tyrolean Monteneve there was the highest permanent settlement of Europe. Already in the 13th century, the "good silver of Monteneve" was mentioned in written documents. For 800 years, workers mined at more than 2,300 m a.s.l. - on the mountain ridge between the Val Passiria valley near Merano and the Val Ridanna valley in the Upper Valle Isarco - for silver, lead and zinc. Only in 1985 the mine was closed definitively. In Masseria, however, down in the valley, a state-of-the-art ore processing plant was created, which was in operation for 150 years, until 1979. A unique monument to the industrial revolution!

These two out of the four locations of the South Tyrol Museum of Mining - Monteneve and Ridanna - were combined to a museum complex. Here you can discover 800 years of mining history: The single steps of minery are represented, such as the extraction, the treatment and the transport. During the guided visits, the facilities are put in train for demonstration. In the Location Ridanna - "Standort Ridnaun" in German, "Sede di Ridanna" in Italian - you can visit the permanent exhibition as well as a 200 metres long show mine, or walk along the Obere Erzstrasse Path, following the longest ore conveyor system above ground.

You can choose between several tours. And how to reach it? The facility is located in Masseria in the Val Ridanna valley, approx. 16 km away from Vipiteno, and offers a parking space. Also bus line no. 312 (Vipiteno - Val Ridanna valley) stops there. By foot, however, you can reach the Ridanna Mine along the Obere Erzstrasse Path, starting in Mareta (3.5 hours).

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Opening times

  • Tue 27 Feb closed
  • Wed 28 Feb closed
  • Thu 29 Feb closed
  • Fri 01 Mar closed
  • Sat 02 Mar closed
  • Sun 03 Mar closed
  • Mon 04 Mar closed

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Spring 2024 (16/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (11/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

museum grounds and exhibition (without guide):
€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 2.50 students and apprentices (under 27 years)
€ 2.50 people with disabilities

€ 10.00 family ticket (adults with children under 16 years)

Ridanna Compact (guided tour to the show mine, museum grounds):
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 seniors 65+
€ 8.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 4.00 students and apprentices (under 27 years)
€ 4.00 people with disabilities

€ 20.00 family ticket (adults with children under 16 years)

guided children's tour "Mining for Juniors":
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 children

More information

The guided tour "Ridanna Compact" is offered several times a day, last tour at 3.15 pm (reservation needed). Warm clothes and sturdy footwear are recommended, rain coats and helmets will be provided by the museum. The temperature inside the gallery is a constant 8 degrees C.

Further tours "Adventure Shift" and "Mining Experience" (full-day tour) on request.

The Mining Museum - Location Ridanna stays open every year from April to early November, closed on Mondays (except on public holidays). Season start 2024 on April 16.

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