Copper mine Predoi

by ElHefe

Glück auf! – traditional miners’ greeting

Map of copper and tunnels


The copper of Predoi was considered the best in Europe and mainly exported into other countries

If tools are crossed at the entrance, mine is open

St. Ignaz tunnel is more than 1000m long

After 500 years the Predoi mine finally closed down in 1893, when it was in the hands of the Enzenberg family

It was reopened for a short period of time in 1957 and finally closed again in 1971

Collapsed tunnel

Oxidized copper