Eisenerz

Eisenerz

Explore Austria

The Erzbach Valley town of Eisenerz is the key stop of the European Route of Industrial Heritage in Austria. Most come here just to visit the Erzberg mine, closed in 1986 but once the hub of the country’s iron-ore mining industry. The town’s fortunes were closely entwined with that of the mine – even the bells in St. Oswald’s Church were used to signal the changing shifts – but it is seeing a renaissance as a tourist destination. For a contrast to exploring the mine itself, nearby attractions include hiking and biking trails surrounding the stunning emerald-green mountain lake, Leopoldsteinersee.

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