Magnesite mine Tux

Description

On the trail of the mining history in the Tux Valley

Before the first tourists discovered the Tux Valley, Europe's highest mining and smelting operation was located here at 1,700 m. Until its closure in 1976, the mining of magnesite meant daily bread for up to 400 workers. A separate factory settlement with a elementary school, canteen, department store, cinema and ski-lift made the lives of the workers' families a little better. We will hike to the Barbara Chapel with its fresco by the Tyrolean painter Max Weiler and learn a lot about the history of this impressing company on the way to the former factory grounds. We will hear first-hand about the circumstances under which the rocks were extracted from the mountain and carried into the valley at that time. An interesting panoramic hike with fantastic views of the Tux and Zillertal Alps!

Good to know:

Character: moderately difficult tour with approx. 800 meters of altitude difference in the descent.

Duration: approx. 4 hrs; of which 2.5 hrs are pure walking time

Dates: 17.07, 31.07, 14.08, 28.08

Meeting point: 09.30 a.m. | cash desk of the Finkenberger Almbahnen

Costs: Adults € 10,00 - Guests of the nature park partner companies, as well as nature park members are free of charge.

General information:

Refreshment stops: Please bring a snack! Several inns in Vorderlanersbach (after the tour)

Number of participants: Maximum 9 | Registration absolutely necessary

Arrival (bus line 4104): Departure 09.10 a.m. Mayrhofen train station - Arrival 09.23 a.m. Finkenberger Almbahn

Return journey (bus line 4104): Departure 02.40 p.m. Vorderlanersbach Forelle - Arrival 03.05 p.m. Mayrhofen train station

On the trail of the mining history in the Tux Valley

Before the first tourists discovered the Tux Valley, Europe's highest mining and smelting operation was located here at 1,700 m. Until its closure in 1976, the mining of magnesite meant daily bread for up to 400 workers. A separate factory settlement with a elementary school, canteen, department store, cinema and ski-lift made the lives of the workers' families a little better. We will hike to the Barbara Chapel with its fresco by the Tyrolean painter Max Weiler and learn a lot about the history of this impressing company on the way to the former factory grounds. We will hear first-hand about the circumstances under which the rocks were extracted from the mountain and carried into the valley at that time. An interesting panoramic hike with fantastic views of the Tux and Zillertal Alps!

Good to know:

Character: moderately difficult tour with approx. 800 meters of altitude difference in the descent.

Duration: approx. 4 hrs; of which 2.5 hrs are pure walking time

Dates: 17.07, 31.07, 14.08, 28.08

Meeting point: 09.30 a.m. | cash desk of the Finkenberger Almbahnen

Costs: Adults € 10,00 - Guests of the nature park partner companies, as well as nature park members are free of charge.

General information:

Refreshment stops: Please bring a snack! Several inns in Vorderlanersbach (after the tour)

Number of participants: Maximum 9 | Registration absolutely necessary

Arrival (bus line 4104): Departure 09.10 a.m. Mayrhofen train station - Arrival 09.23 a.m. Finkenberger Almbahn

Return journey (bus line 4104): Departure 02.40 p.m. Vorderlanersbach Forelle - Arrival 03.05 p.m. Mayrhofen train station

Duration

People usually spend 4 hours here.
Location