Things to see and do - Schwaz
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Industrial tourism and theme park
Alte Landstr. 3a
Schwaz was the biggest silver production centre in the world 500 years ago. This gives visitors the rare opportunity, not to be missed, of seeing a very old silver mine. A pit train takes them some 800 metres into the heart of the Sigmund gallery whe..
The pinnacle-fronted Parish Church stands at the end of Franz-Josef-Strasse. Its huge roof, covered with 15 000 copper plates, shelters a very large interior space, with four aisles and two parallel chancels. Its outstanding Gothic furnishings and sc..
This Gothic church was completed in 1515. In the strict layout of its three naves it was in accordance with the Franciscan rules of the time. It was "Baroquized" in 1736, but has retained its brightness and fine proportions. The beautiful R..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
This huge, imposing castle with a square keep, sitting on a ridge, dominates Schwaz and offers an impressive view of the Inn valley and the town. It was built by the Knights of Freundsberg in the early 12C, then sold three centuries later to Archduke..