Tux Magnesite Mine
|Dates|| 17.07.2022 |
Category: Excursions / trips / tours
Guided hike in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park to the former magnesite mine in Tux.
On the trail of the Tux Valley mining history - guided hiking tour with the Zillertal alps nature park
Before the first tourists discovered the Tux Valley, the highest mining and metallurgical plant in Europe was located there at 1,700 m above sea level. Until its closure in 1976, magnesite mining provided gainful employment for up to 400 workers. A special company-owned housing estate with elementary school, canteen, department store, cinema and ski lift sweetened the lives of working-class families. We will walk to the Barbara Chapel with its beautiful frescoes by Tyrolean painter, Max Weiler, and learn interesting details on the history of this impressive company as we walk to the former factory premises. We will also hear at first-hand how the rock was transported from the mountain down to the valley. An interesting panoramic hike with fantastic views of the Tux and Zillertal Alps.
Meeting point: 10.00 a.m. - Ticket office of the Finkenberger Almbahnen
Duration: approx. 4 hrs, 2,5 hrs. of which spent walking
Characteristics: moderate hike with 800 metres altitude difference in descent
Cost: € 10,00 (free for guests of Nature park partner businesses) excl. costs for the Finkenberger cable car
Refreshments: Please bring a snack and drinks! Several guest houses in Tux-Vorderlanersbach (after the tour)
Maximum 9 participants / advanced registration is required
- in the summer program under www.naturpark-zillertal.at, or with your host
until 8.00 p.m. on the day before the tour.
- At the Nature park or Tourist offices of Tux-Finkenberg until 5.00 p.m. on the day
before the hike.
- Directly in the MyZillertal App or at www.myzillertal.app/naturpark
Further informationHochgebirgs-Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen: https://www.naturpark-zillertal.at/
Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401
Plan your route online:
The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.