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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Erzberg

Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Eisenerz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The place was on our route and we were fortunate that same day we were passing by we could join both the Hauly tour and ïnside the mountain" tour (underground mining abandoned). Both tours interesting - the Hauly especially impressive for kids. Definitely to make reservations: Hauly fully booked - and if time / interest allows there is a tour where they do the weekly blast (thursday) .
Somewhere in the same region is another, older underground copper mine. We prefered this combination as we had very limited time.

Visited August 2012
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Truckee, California
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“A fun and unique tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is the largest open pit mine in Western Europe. The drive to get there is beautiful. If you have ever dreamed of what California/Oregon looked like before major settlements took hold, visit this part of the country. The air is crisp and clean. When you first see the mine, you will note that it looks like an Aztec Pyramid. I bought a postcard in the main office that had an ariel view of the site. Be sure to ride the Hauly tour. I believe it may be the only way to see the mine. Be aware that school is still in session in June - even late June - and this is a popular end of the year tour event. Local school children will be taking their field trips there. You will need to wear a yellow rain slicker, hard hat, and I recommend sunglasses. Our tour was a late morning tour and we did need our jackets in June! The Hauly stops to allow for pictures and views. If you do not speak or understand much German, download a podcast or read up on this place ahead of time. The tour is in German. There is a pamphlet in English, but you miss a lot of the anecdotes and extras that the tour guide offers. I was with German speaking friends, so I got to hear the little extras. There is no minimum age limit for the tour. It is bumpy, bouncy, and loud. It is a working mine, so there are trucks padding by blowing up dust etc. There is also a second tour that you can take where you ride in a rail car and go into a closed mine. We didn't take that tour - problems with tight spaces!

Visited June 2012
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