Let’s start the “Erzberg-Adventure”: Modern surface-mining in Eisenerz
The “Erzberg adventure” guarantees visitors of all age groups a fascinating journey into the world of modern technology, impressive size and interesting history. Visiting the “Styrian Pyramide” is one of the most popular activities for company outings. The Erzberg is the biggest surface mining area in Central Europe and only a short drive from Leoben.
Experience the “Erzberg”-feeling by participating in one of the famous Hauly-rides. Watch the blasting of up to 80.000 tons of rock on Thursdays. Immerse yourself in the narrow expanse of the show mine. Or learn about mining history in the exhibition “Oswaldirücken”.
Activities around “Erzberg”:
The following things can be experienced around Erzberg:
- Hauly ride and show mine
Take a ride with the biggest taxi in the world and also gain insights into mining at the show mine. This “classic” tour is our favorite and a clear recommendation of our team.
Duration: ca. 3 hours
Ride the Hauly, with its 1.217 h.p., and experience the mining operation up and close. Watch the ore mining and gain insights into the daily-routine at Erzberg.
Duration: ca. 55 minutes
- Show mine
What is the story behind the aquarius? How has the Erzberg come into existence? And what happens during blastings at the Erzberg?
You will learn all that and more in the guided tour around the show mine.
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
- “Radwerk IV” combi-tour
The furnace museum “Radwerk IV” in Vordernberg shows the only completely-preserved charcoal furnace in the world. The museum visit is combined with a Hauly ride and a tour around the show mine, which offers you insights into ore-mining in the past and present age.
Duration: ca. 4 hours
- Hauly ride with live-blast
Experience the blasting of up to 80.000 tons of rock live.
Duration: ca. 75 minutes
- Open air exhibition at “Oswaldirücken”
This open air exhibition presents you with numerous exhibits of the past, present and future of mining.
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Top recommendation by Hotel Kongress Leoben: Experience “Industrial romance”
Combine your trips to the world of ore-mining with a stay in our theme room “Industrial romance”. This room makes steel production become palpable.
The Erzberg - Event arena and visitor attraction
The Erzberg is not only famous for its mining, but is also a one-of-a-kind location that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. At the “Erzberg Rodeo” or during the “Adventure Days” participants try to conquer the mountain’s harsh conditions and their weaker self.
At Hotel Kongress this effort is being rewarded! All participants who dare to face the challenges of the Erzberg get offered attractive special conditions. Because we know that a good night’s sleep and a proper breakfast can enhance athletic performance.
The place to be – Top Events at Erzberg
Krone Erzberg Adventure Days
Once a year the Erzberg turns into a venue for running events of all kinds.
6.000 adventurers come together in this special outdoor arena, surrounded by active mining, to challenge their bodies and minds. They have to conquer the mountain and its challenges in four competitions.
- Erzberg Dirtrun
Participants not only have to conquer the mountain itself, but also 60 obstacles, which are integrated in the beautiful nature.
- AT&S Vertical Iron Sprint
The legendary “Water pipeline” - what an unassuming name for the hardest section at Erzberg. 92 meters in altitude on a length of only 180 meters require the use of all physical strength. The all-time record? Incredible 102 seconds!
- Erzberg Run
Flat is boring! 13 kilometers, 758 meters in altitude.
The finish line? The top of the “Styrian pyramid”.
The route? Following the mining-floors.
The reward? A panoramic view and a runner’s high.
- Erzberg Nordic Walk
Also for walkers the distance of 1.400 meters up the mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Nordic Walk offers movement and athletic challenges for all age groups and fitness levels.