Grillenberg show mine


The gateway to the ore!

The Grillenberg Exhibition Mine mine in Payerbach is a historically preserved ironstone mine and, along with the Hinterbrühl lake grotto, one of two show mines in Lower Austria.
The mine is entered through the Herlindestollen. The path leads between the rails, along colorful stalactites, into the mountain. At the filling place one meets the mighty iron-bearing strata. Here the tunnels also branch out. One of them leads to a submerged mine, through which the ore was once extracted from a depth of 120 meters.

Why a visit to the show mine is worthwhile:

  • Excitement and adventure for all ages: guides take visitors ages 4 and up underground on an adventurous journey back to the ironstone mining history of the Upper Black Valley
  • Discover the underground fauna: cave locusts, fire salamanders and a variety of bat species, including the endangered Great Court Ice Noses, live in the show mine.
  • Perfect excursion in any weather: whether the sun is shining, heat or rain - in the mine it is constantly 8°. With appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes, a visit is a weather-independent highlight.
  • Rock nature trail on the way to the mine: Along the old ore trail to the Grillenberg and on the Haldenkopf you will learn interesting facts about typical Austrian rock types and get a fantastic view of the Rax and Schwarzatal.
  • Individually guided tours: from 5 persons individual guided tours are offered to the age and knowledge level of the visitors.

Guided tours can be arranged from May to October by calling the following numbers:
Weekdays: 0 2666 52423-12, weekends only: 0680/122 1437.

Helmets are provided, boots can be borrowed.

Location and how to get there