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Bad Gastein

 
Kur- und Fremdenverkehrsverband Bad Gastein
A-5640 Bad Gastein, Kaiser Franz Josef Strasse 27

Tel. +43-(0) 6434/2531  |   E-mail: info@badgastein.at  |  www.badgastein.at
 


   

Verein Montandenkmal Altböckstein

SOCIETY MINING MONUMENT ALTBÖCKSTEIN

The mining settlement Alt Böckstein represents a unique ensemble of different buildings, consisting of different operational facilities of the dressing plants as well as administration, residential and stable buildings.

The complete building complex dates from the middle of the 18th century and presents itself only slightly changed in structure. Therefore, it is of greatest importance from the
point of view of preservation, economics and social history.

Opening hours: 15.5. to 15.10. (Tuesday till Sunday) from
10.00 -12.00 and 15.30 to 18.00 hours.    Tel. 06434-2447

www.boeckstein.at


Gasteiner Museum

GASTEINER MUSEUM

Main fields:
Mountain maps, historical measuring instruments

Opening hours and guided tours:
Daily from 10.30 to 12.00 hours and from 15.30 to 18.00 hours

Tel. 06434-3488


Alt-Böckstein

ALT-BÖCKSTEIN

The picture shows the situation of Altböckstein round the year 1840. The church, which was built by Wolfgang Hagenauer within the years 1764 to 1766, is to be regarded as an essential completion of the original plan of 1741.

The power of the church should be enthroned above everything, that corresponded to the baroque intellect as well as the dominant central position of the administrator house as a symbol of the temporal power.


Bockhartrevier

BOCKHART AREA

The picture illustrates the situation of the south facing slope.
The big ore millstone was found at the place on the lower
edge, which is inscribed as crushing and washing mill.


Bergbau am Kniebeiss

MINING AT THE KNIEBEISS

The mining industry established since the 16th century at
the Kniebeiß experienced a small renaissance in the 19th century. For the miners new accommodation was set up.

Although this mining was still situated in the wooden area ,
one reckoned with the possibility of a big snow slide. For this reason the roof was drawn almost in an arche-shaped way.


Schneekragen am Bockhart

SCHNEEKRAGEN (SNOW COLLARS) AT THE BOCKHART

The so-called "snow collars" are a typical feature of the high alpine mining in the High Tauern. They were dug or built
walking (sometimes creeping) passages, covered with wood
and had a double function.

On the one hand, they offered a certain protection against avalanches in winter, on the other hand they saved snow removal, since these snow collars mostly led directly from
a mountain house to the nearest gallery entrance.


Auslagertürme am Radhausberg

STORE TOWERS AT THE RADHAUSBERG

The Radhausberg had been the most important gold supplier of the High Tauern throughout half a century. Its name dates back to a 'Radhaus' (wheel house) in the 14th century. By that is meant a "Kolm", where an ore mill was operated by means of a wheel.

In the 19th century another "wheel house" was built, however, it had a totally different method of construction and purpose.
The ruin of the 'Radhaus' is known under the name "end store towers" today.

It was a giant waterwheel, which was needed to turn a big spooling drum.


Gasteiner Bad

BATH OF GASTEIN

The Gastein bathing area, which is represented here on a historically arranged card with bathing scene, was
connected to mining in two ways.

On the one hand, the miners regarded the Nicholas church as "their" church, on the other hand they frequented as a matter of course the baths , which had all been community baths in earlier times.

The bathing of both men and women together was - inclusive
of erotic contacts - a common affair until 1622. With the foundation of the vicariate in 1622 it was forbidden and men and women had separate community baths.