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Tourism office & Incoming Travel
A-9821 Obervellach, Obervellach 21

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.00 to 12.30 hours and 14.00 to 17.30 hours

Tel. +43(0)4782-2510 | Fax: +43(0)4782-2505 | info@obervellach.at  | www.tiscover.at/obervellach
 


   

Säumerstation Reiterstüberl Obervellach

SÄUMERSTATION (sumpter station) & MUSEUM

Maria Pichler

A-9821 Obervellach, Untervocken 7
Tel. 04782-3165


Oberstbergmeisteramt

MINING ADMINSTRATION AND COIN MINTING

Emperor Maximilian reformed also the mining administration,
at the latest in 1494 he put the mines in the 'Lower Austria provinces' ( Upper- and Lower Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Krain) in charge of a chief mining official.

At first he was settled in the Tyrol, however, from 1509 Obervellach became the seat of this chief mining official. The office building of the chief mining official in Obervellach was built in first half of the 16th century as a mine proprietor's house.
 
In 1533 it was acquired by Archduke Ferdinand from the mining court juror Jörg Setzenstollen and expanded as seat of the chief mining official.

Several owners followed, until it became state property again
in 1854, among other things it served as a gendarmerie building, at last as District Court Obervellach. At present it is offered for sale.

The premises would be ideally suitable for a museum, where the subject of the mining administration couldn't find better a place in the region of the Via Aurea.