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Großkirchheim

 
Tourismusinformation Großkirchheim
A-9843 Großkirchheim, Döllach 47

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30 to 12.00 hours and 13.00 to 16.30 hours

Tel. +43-(0) 4825-521 21            Fax: +43-(0) 4825-522      
grosskirchheim@ktn.gde.at         www.grosskirchheim.at
     
 


   

Säumerstation - Schlosswirt

SÄUMERSTATION (sumpter station)

Schlosswirt - Anton Sauper
Döllach 100, A-9843 Großkirchheim

Tel. 04825-411, Fax. 04825-411 165

schlosswirt@eunet.at   |   www.tiscover.com/schlosswirt


Goldbergbaumuseum

GOLD MINING MUSEUM

miner families, genealogy, life, regional and international interconnections, sumpter museum

Museum Schloss Großkirchheim:

Gabriela Lindsberger guided tours on request:
Tel. 04825-226


Grosse Zirknitz

GROSSE ZIRKNITZ

In the highest regions of the big Zirknitz Valley there was a number of important areas: Parzissel, Brettsee, Grasleiten, Trömmern, Christi Leiden, Freudental and Modereck.

In the prime period of the mining industry, especially in the early 16th century, the big area of the Modereck was undoubtedly by far the most important one. (The name is out
of use today and replaced by 'Eckkopf' 'corner head'.)

The Modereck mining industry had to fight against big problems from the very beginning, that is to say with the flat lying tunnels, which were most easily reached and accessible by shafts.


Säumerei

ANIMAL PACKING

Animal packing across the mountain passes of the Tauern is certainly very old, even though the earliest concrete and really conclusive note in literature dates only from the year 1350.
Generally speaking, one has to point out that animal packing was not only usual for the crossing of mountain ranges, but also on normal secondary roads until early modern times.

For the Via Aurea, of course, there are two mountain passes of particular importance: the Bluter Tauern = (Heiligenbluter Tauern=Hochtor) and the Nassfelder Tauern (Hagener Hütte).
Across these passes mainly wine but also tropical fruit were imported from Görz, Friaul and Krain and salt exported to the south.

Animal packing was generally a rural extra business, however, there were also same 'transport businesses', which, like that of the Straubingers in Bad Gastein, employed a large number of ''sumpter farm-labourers'.


Stockmühlen

THE APRIACH STICKMILLS

The mill technique has a long tradition in the Tauern.
The "stick mill" is regarded as the oldest type, as it is maintained for the purpose of grinding grains until today.
This is a Floder-mill, whose production needed approximately only a sixth of the time needed for a wheel mill.

These mills were also in use as ore mills in the mining industry. They are typical of the gold mining in the 14th century.
At that time the thing was to solve the free gold with the help
of the mills from the mother stone (often quartz), so that it could be separated by washing from the not noble parts.