The Show mine Sunnpau in St. Veit

Experience with us 4000 years of mining

51,27 km from Salzburg Residence Palace

Experience 4000 years of mining with us! From the prehistoric beginnings with stone mallets, wooden wedges and fire setting to ore mining with mallets and iron to the use of black powder. Probably the beginning of mining goes back to the Neolithic Age. This makes the Sunnpau show mine one of the oldest mines in Salzburg.

We invite children and parents to discover an almost forgotten world with us. How was the valuable ore mined over 4000 years ago? Who were the bones and grave goods found in the mine? And why is copper no longer mined in St. Veit today?
The Sunnpau show mine is part of the UNESCO Ore of the Alps Geopark and offers insights into the development of mining from the Bronze Age to modern times. Unique in Central Europe is the wide penetration into the hard dolomite with fire settlement alone. Continuous guided tours in German and English are offered during opening hours.


  • Outside opening hours, special guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more by appointment.
  • Admission for children only from 4 years.
  • For the hearing impaired and non-German or non-English speakers, we offer a written version of the tour in German, English, Spanish, Catalan, Polish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch and Italian.
  • Unfortunately, the tour of the tunnel is not possible for people with walking disabilities. However, our colleagues at the Seelacken Museum will be happy to tell you all about mining and the history of our town and guide you through the accessible parts of the museum. You can also drive directly to the museum by car.
  • Unfortunately, a visit to the mine is rather unsuitable for blind people. However, if you are interested in mining and the history of the place, you can take part in a guided tour of the Seelacken Museum. Carrying a guide dog and cane and touching selected exhibits is allowed.

Mai bis Oktober: Mittwoch, Sonntag, Feiertag 10:00-16:00 Uhr

Erwachsene: 12,00 €
Kinder: 6,00 €

Gruppentarif ab 8 Erwachsenen: 10,00 €
Schulklassen v. 6-15 Jahren: 5,00 €
Jugendgruppen ab 15 Jahren: 7,00 €

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Schaubergwerk Sunnpau
Stein 36
5621 St. Veit

T.: +43 664 203 17 16
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