Houses made of stone and clay, with wooden beam gables and embers glowing in the fireplaces. The knocking of stone on stone booms out of the separation chamber. The men are wearing miners' clothes and bringing the ore from the tunnels to the village, where it is separated from the waste rock by the women in the separation chamber. A quick buck and the special status granted by the mayor attract new miners to the Gurgltal Valley every day. But many ultimately pay for the hard work with their lives.
Knappenwelt Miners' World
Mining Open Air Museum
Knappenwelt in Tarrenz
You get closer to the past than ever before at Knappenwelt Miners' World in the Gurgltal Valley. Immerse yourself in a life long before our time for a few hours!
The Healer from Gurgltal Valley: Mystical myths and legends surround the exhibition of the enigmatic 'Healer of Gurgltal Valley', whose existence about 400 years ago still raises questions today.
Plan approx. 1.5 hours for a visit to Knappenwelt.