Prettau Copper Mine

Prettau Copper Mine
With the railway into the mine
The heyday of the Prettau mine was 600 years ago, when the extraordinary malleability of Prettau copper was in great demand.
The galleries, once driven inch by inch into the rock using only hand tools, are masterpieces of mining skill.
Even in the 20th century, Prettau was the third largest copper supplier in Italy. Today a railway leads into the heart of the mine, while in the climate galleries, where the air is so pure, people can once more breathe freely.

Opening times
LOW SEASON: 16 april - 30 june and 10 september - 3 november
Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 16.30 (last entrance: 15.00)
HIGH SEASON: 1 july - 9 september
Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 17.30 (last entrance: 16.00)

Closed Mondays (unless Monday coincides with a public holiday).
Open daily in August.

For exact opening hours, further information and prices visit:

Landesmuseum Bergbau
Stadelgasse 8b
39042 Brixen/Bressanone
Tel. no. location Prettau/Predoi: +39 0474 654298
Email location Prettau/Predoi:

Landesmuseum Bergbau
Florian Wenter
Sepp Hackhofer

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