Erzberg Mine and Grüner See

Sat, 2016-10-29 08:00 - 18:00

Join us on  a trip to Upper Styria, where mining influenced the people and the landscape for almost 1000 years around the town of Eisenerz and the Erzberg.

Grüner See

Our first stop will be the famous Grüner See with its crystal-clear water. The bus ride will take about 1.5 hours. Once we are there, you can walk around and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. Coming from a snowmelt of the Karst Mountains, the water has a temperature of 6 – 7°C. In 2014, Grüner See and the area around it won the 9 Plätze, 9 Schätze Award, which means that it was voted the most beautiful place in Austria.

Note: Because of the spike in tourist visits that has occurred and the expected damage of this sensitive environment, the use of this lake is prohibited since 1st of January, 2016

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Erzberg and Erzberg Mine

The second stop of our trip will be the Erzberg mine. Upon arrival, we will be equipped with helmets and other necessary gear and ride about 1.5km into the inside of the mountain on a former workers train. We will experience how tons of ore – mainly for the steel industry – are mined here every year. Afterwards we will explore the Erzberg from the outside – with a Hauly, a vehicle of 860 PS and with a tire diameter of 2,6m. These machines normally transport about 77 tons of rocks away from the mines – but two of them were converted for visitors. This will certainly be a unique experience.


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When: on the Saturday 29th October (from 8:00 – till 18:00)

Meeting point: Franz Graf Allee (next to Opera House Graz) at 8:00

Costs: 30 € with ESN card / 40 € without ESN card

Sign up: During our office hours, from  Tuesday 18 of October to Wednesday 26 of October 2016

Important: Please bring some warm clothes and solid shoes for the mine! Also, consider taking a snack with you, as we will stay there almost the whole day and not go to a restaurant during in between.



PLEASE NOTE: When you take part in one of our trips or events, you do so at your own risk! We do not take any responsibility! Make sure that you have an appropriate insurance!