Hall Mining Museum: The city of Hall acquired great wealth from centuries of salt mining. A tunnel still leads from the centre of the beautiful old town into the underground mines, giving visitors an idea of the incredibly harsh working conditions back then. Tours take around 45 minutes and are a great experience for the whole family, especially as the City of Hall has many more attractions to offer families.
Hainzenberg Gold Mine: Not the “white gold” of salt, but real gold was mined in Hainzenberg in the Zillertal Valley. The fact that this precious metal was not always a blessing for the region is clearly demonstrated in the mine. Tours take around two hours and end with a ride on the Zillertal Gold Express and a visit to the wildlife park.
Schwaz Silver Mine: Kitted out with a construction helmet and protective jacket, visitors hop on the mining railroad, a small underground railway, and ride 800 metres deep into the mountain. From there, you can follow in the footsteps of the miners along an adventurous path and find out lots of interesting facts about working underground. History also features strongly, with information on Europe’s social and economic development and living in a time when the world was considered flat graphically displayed.
Lehenlahn Mine: Families can look forward to a special highlight in Thierbach in Wildschönau. The site of a former copper mine is now home to a permanent exhibition of numerous Tirolean (semi) precious stones: rock crystals, garnets, malachite, azurite and other treasures are showcased in an underground display. Children will find the fairy-tale tunnel and fairy-tale mountain particularly delightful.
Hall Mint: Franzl, a coinage officer from days gone by accompanies children through the exciting history of coins via audio guide. During a tour of the premises, they will see impressive embossing machines, interesting coins and find out where the dollar originates from. Those who manage to solve the coin puzzle will be appointed as Junior Mint Master of Hall Mint.
Bell Foundry: Grassmayr Bell Museum, the deserved winner of the “Austrian Museum Prize”, is an exciting combination of foundry, museum and sound space. Children especially love the impressive bells and playing with the different tones. Bells are cast every Friday and visitors are invited to observe the whole process at close hand.
Audioversum: Visitors of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in a 1,000m² “World of Sound” in all its aspects at the Audioversum in Innsbruck. The exhibition showcases exciting displays that invite you to join in, listen, understand and be amazed. Using innovative technology, “listening” becomes tangible in the Audiversum. A family tour takes place every Sunday at 15.00 hrs!
Zeiss Plantarium: „Planets at your Fingertips“, „The Little Moon Bear“ and „Holidays under the Stars“ – are just some of the names of the special children’s programmes offered by the Zeiss Planetarium in Schwaz. Suitable for children from the age of four, they are whisked on a journey through the universe and its origins – adults too enjoy a varied programme.