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  • 1 Erzberg Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    . A - 8790 Eisenerz

    For two centuries, the "iron mountain" was defined by its open-cast mine, cut in layers ranging from 12m to 24m in height. Its summit has resultantly shrunk from 1 532m to 1 465m. Mining ceased in 1986, and the former workings are open to v..

  • 2 Lake Leopoldstein Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    . A - 8790 Eisenerz

    At the foot of the rockfaces of the Seemauer (part of the Hochschwab massif), this little lake with strikingly green water is sited in one of Styria's most beautiful locations.

  • 3 Polster Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    . A - 8790 Eisenerz

    Topped by a cross, the summit (1 910m) offers a view over the Erzberg, its reddish-brown mass rising from green pastureland and forestry. To the north there are rocky ridges (Griesmauer), an offshoot of the Hochschwab, above fresh little alpine valle..

  • 4 St. Oswald Interesting

    Religious buildings

    2 . Lindmuselstr. A - 8790 Eisenerz

    The largest fortified church in Styria, built from 1470 to 1518, is a major work of the Admont masons' guild. It was fortified by order of the Emperor in 1532, due to a direct threat of Turkish invasion, acquiring the encircling wall, towers and mass..

  • 5 Eisenerz Alps Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    . A - 8790 Eisenerz

    This mountain range includes the extraordinary "iron mountain" of Erzberg, the basis of imperial Austria's industrial power, and borders the limestone Ennstal Alps, with grandiose rockfaces rising along the Gesäuse defile. Over 1 200m up, t..

  • 6 Eisenerz's Town Museum

    Museums and art

    1 . Kammerhof - Bergmannplatz A - 8790 Eisenerz

    The Town Museum presents the art and culture of the mining world, as well as ore mining techniques.

  • 7 Geology Initiation Trail

    Museums and art

    . A - 8790 Eisenerz

    The 400m-long Geology Initiation Trail leads from the Erzberg valley cable-car station, along the Trofengbach, into the town. It graphically explains 200 million years of geological evolution.

  • 8 Schichtturm

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    . Schichtturmweg A - 8790 Eisenerz

    Local ironmasters built this Renaissance tower in 1581 on the southern slopes of the valley. It remains one the symbols of the town's mining history. Its bell, cast from the metal of Turkish cannons, summoned the miners to their shifts and was also u..

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