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The treasure of Schneeberg generated great suffering and at the same time, great wealth! Schneeberg mines is one of the highest in Europe in the … Read More
The treasure of Schneeberg generated great suffering and at the same time, great wealth! Schneeberg mines is one of the highest in Europe in the thick of the Ridanna and Passeiertal in South Tyrol, lies between 2000 and 2650 m. For nearly a millennium, armies of miners extracted precious minerals such as silver, lead and zinc in extreme weather conditions and working. They dug a maze of tunnels and shafts of a full length of 130 to 150 km. The extreme position of isolation of the mine led to the construction of the rail to open the world's largest. Kings, bishops and powerful families through the mine reached great fame and wealth, while there were many miners who perished early. Nevertheless, the miners were always very proud of their work and their social position. The local population is still linked to the old mining tradition. The mine finally closed its doors in 1985. Read Less
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