At first glance, the sight of the Austrian Erzberg mine is reminiscent of Machu Picchu. It is a popular tourist attraction where you can learn more about mining. The mine still operates today, producing approximately 2,153,000 tons of iron annually. It is one of the largest and most modern mines in Europe. Nowadays, 230 people work for the company operating here.

The Erzberg Rodeo enduro competitions are held here annually.

Map - Where is Erzberg mine located?

The mine is located in Styria, Austria. It is within the Alps, 80 km from Graz (the province's seat). Erzberg belongs to the town of Eisenerz.

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  • Address: 8790 Eisenerz, Austria
  • Distance from Grüner See: 45 km / 1 hour
  • Distance from Graz: 80 km / 1.5 hours
  • Distance from Vienna: 200 km / 2.5 hours
Erzberg mine map - Graz distance

Visiting the mine

You can see the mine as part of a guided tour. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, during which you can see the history of the mine, modern ore mining and the daily work of a miner. There is an underground site and an open-air part which you can visit.

  • Book your ticket in advance: +43 3848 3200 or
Tip: it is cold in the mine even during the biggest heat wave, so you should be prepared with a hoodie and warm clothes! The temperature is 6-8°C inside the mine.


  • Adult tickets: 20 euros
  • Child tickets: 10 euros

(Prices might slightly increase every year!)

Season and Opening hours

The mine is open every day during the season. The season starts at the beginning of May and lasts until October.

  • Season: May - October
  • Opening hours: Every day, between 8:30 - 15:00

Enduro race

If you like motorcycling shows, you should visit the mine during the Enduro competition held here annually.

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