Living mining history!
The Knappenwelt (Miners’ World) Gurgltal in Tarrenz tells the mining history of the Tyrolean uplands. About 500 years ago, the Gurgltal valley ranked among the most important mining districts in Tyrol. The people of Tyrol therefore had the means of earning their living. Some even reached a certain level of prosperity. The fascination of that time can be experienced first hand in the Knappenwelt Gurgltal. Eight authentically erected buildings and a mining tunnel tell of the life of miners who at that time mined the ore from the galleries and processed it in plants similar to those displayed in the Knappenwelt. The processed ore was then transported to large melting pots.
Knappenwelt Gurgltal is an interesting and exciting day-trip destination for families, children, schools and groups.