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Ridnaun Valley

South Tyrol Mining Museum

The Mine of Ridnaun used to be one oft he highest ones in Europe. In a thousand years of history lots of miners brought to light silver, lead and zinc. The mine has been permanently closed in 1985 and nowadays, as a museum, offers interesting notes and information about minerals from the past to present days. The mining zone is located at the end of the Ridnaun Valley and it is still possible to see some intact buildings. There is also an interesting route that goes through the miners’ houses. Our guest can reach the Museum by a few minutes walk to enter this unique world. The Mining World of Ridnaun – Schneeberg.

Opening times

  • From April to November
  • Tuesday- Sunday  9.30 - 16.30 hours,
  • closed on Mondays.
  • Guided tours at 9.30, 11.15, 13.30, 15.15 hours
  • On holidays and in August opened on Mondays as well!


10,00 €



  7,00 €


Seniors (65+.) and groups from 15 pers.

  4,00 €


Children of age 7 to 14 and disabled people

  4,00 €


School classes, students

20,00 €


Family card (2 adults + children up to years)

  3,00 €


Only museum visit, without guided tour

Schneeberg Adventure

Let’s experience the miners’s working day! The tour starts at 9:30 am (unless otherwise arranged) like the “Schneeberg Compact” guided tour. After a short lunch break, you will be outfitted with complete mining gear (boots, cape, safety helmet with cap lamps) and taken by bus to the “Poschhaus” tunnel. From there, at an altitude of 2000 m, you will travel through a 3,5 km tunnel by the old mine train: an adventurous tour through tunnels, shafts, water courses, narrow passageways and crevices. You can also mine ore yourselves with bits and hammers. Return by train and bus.
The tour takes place whatever the weather conditions are. Mainly on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Booking essential! Minimum number of participants required: 10 persons. This tour is not suitable for those who suffer from claustrophobia or mould allergy.

Adults: 25,00 €
Seniors and disabled people: 15,00 €
Children up to 14 years, schools and students 15,00 €

Schneeberg Junior

An adventurous tour for children and young ones!
The tour lasts: 2 – 3 h (the tour is suitable for children up 5 years). IMPORTANT: the tour takes place mainly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 13:30 hours. The tour is also suitable for disabled persons.
Going to research of precious minerals in a mine wagon, comparing finds, learning all about the hidden treasures of the Alpine underground and listening to exciting stories about ore haulage and dressing, old and modern working conditions and like in the Alpine regions.

  • Outfitted with complete mining equipment, you will have a lot of fun mining ore yourselves with bits and hammers in the deposit, water basins and tunnels, and then seeing it crushed and sieved.
  • You will learn about dressing techniquesand, if you like, you can punch your own coin.
  • The tour ends with an exciting descent on our “arschleder” (special leather outfit for sledding!) For schools we offer advanced courses (mainly realized by several activities and practical experiments.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you are interested in didactical materials. Tour time: 2-3 h.
Booking essential! Minimum number of participants required 10 persons.

Children, schoolchildren, students: 7,00 €
Adults: 10,00 €