Silver & other hidden treasures
Join us on a journey through the silver town of Schwaz. During our walking tour you will discover the most important sights, but also the lesser-known and hidden places.
Duration: 1.5 hours
From the former wealth...
In the late Middle Ages, Schwaz developed into the second largest municipality in Austria and the largest mining metropolis in the world, thanks to the flourishing silver and copper mines.
The city is still referred to as the “silver town”.
Starting from our meeting point, we reach the beautiful old town of Schwaz after only a few minutes. In Franz-Josef-Street - it has borne this name since the elevation of Schwaz to a city in 1899 by Emperor Franz Joseph - the imposing facade of the parish Church of the Assumption of Mary immediately attracts your attention. As the largest Gothic hall church in Tyrol, it still bears witness to the former wealth of the market town.
A special highlight and hidden treasure on this tour, is the Franciscan monastery founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1507. The cloister of the monastery holds a jewel of art and cultural history with the scenes from the Passion of Christ painted around 1520.
• The town hall
• The Enzenberg Palace
• The city park with its arcades
• The new bell tower
• The courthouse and the Fugger House
You will be enchanted by the flair of this former mining town!
A visit to the Schwaz silver mine – referred to as "The mother of all mines", considered as the largest silver mine from the late Middle Ages.
All information at a glance:
Meeting point: Bus terminal Wopfnerstraße 13-15, A-6130 Schwaz
Tour duration: 1,5 hours
Admission fees for attractions and museums are not included in our guide rates.
Number of participants: for individual guests and groups
A second guide is recommended for groups of 35 or more participants.