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Mining & Coal theme trail

Medium

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2:00 h

743 m

180 m

5.1 km

Type:

Hiking

Start:

Church square Bad Häring

End:

Mining Museum

Tour description

Bad Häring is not only known far beyond the borders of Tyrol as the first health resort - the town, situated on a plateau, can also look back on a past rich in tradition in mining and miners.

Along the theme trail, the focus is on historical sites that were once of great importance to Tyrol. Coal mining and the first Portland cement production in Austria-Hungary meant that mining was continuous for 250 years, 200 of them underground.

Station 1: Church Square
We invite you to a circular walk on the traces of mining, back to the time when Bad Häring was characterized by mining.

Station 2: Maximiliantunnel 
The Maximilianstollen was built in 1882 to extract marl.

Station 3: Franziskistollen  
The Franziskistollen was opened in 1784. The coal seam here lies between 300 and 400 meters below ground.

Station 4: Pölven limestone quarry
In the quarries, marl from the Paisslberg and lime from the Pölven are still being blasted for cement production.

Station 5: Concrete seals
The most severe fire broke out in the Franziski quarry in 1836 and is still smoldering until recent times. Until recent times, concrete seals had to be used to seal the fire area. 

Station 6: Gstettner Bridge
The coal seam at Pölven drops steeply into the depths and can therefore only be accessed in the upper part via adits. 

Station 7: Theresiastollen
The Theresiastollen, built in 1858, was used to extract marl for cement production.

Station 8: Thaller quarry
The galleries in the Lengerer Graben were backfilled with backfill to prevent caving. The worthless material was extracted from the Thaller quarry.

Station 9: Conveyor belt system 
The 3.5 km long, largely underground conveyor belt system transports limestone and marl from the quarries at Pölven and Paisselberg to Kirchbichl for rail loading. 

Station 10: Egger-Lüthi Adit
Originally, this gallery was called Ag-Stollen. Today it is called the Egger-Lüthie gallery, after the entrepreneurs Michael Egger and Joachim Lüthi, who used it for quarrying raw stone in 1881. 

Station 11: From the life of the miners
The mining history of Häring has had a lasting influence on life in the mountain village.
 
Station 12: Franciscan bath
Already in the 18th century a small bath with sulfuric and ferrous water was established here.

Station 14: Mining Museum
Visitors enter a coal cellar and discover all sorts of things while rummaging around. An old miner tells the visitors about his life.

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  • Path, asphalt, gravel
  • Outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather (good footwear, rain protection, breathable clothing...)
    Snacks (e.g. fruit, muesli bars, wholemeal breads) and drinks (allow for sufficient liquid)
    Mobile phone with full battery
    Hiking map and guide literature
    Sun protection (sunscreen and glasses, cap)
  • From Kirchbichl via the B171 turn off onto the L208/ From Schwoich via the L208 to the centre of Bad Wanderparkplatz near the primary school/ church.
  • Hiker's car park at the primary schools / at the church

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