Wächterhaus und Römerhöhle in Wagna | © Stefan Matic Wächterhaus und Römerhöhle in Wagna | © Stefan Matic

Wächterhaus und Römerhöhle

The Römerhöhle is an accessible mining gallery that houses a show exhibition on the 2000-year history of this oldest, still active mine in Austria. The focus is on the formation of the coral reef, the mine in Roman times and in the Middle Ages, the concentration camp of World War 2 and a peace tunnel. The guard house is also located in the immediate vicinity.

The quarry is located in southern Styria near Wagna, between Aflenz an der Sulm and Unterlupitscheni. The Aflenzer Stein (or Aflenzer Quader), a good building stone made of calcareous sandstone, is cultivated. Parts of the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, were built with Aflenzer stone.

The formation of the coral reef, the mine in Roman times and in the Middle Ages, the concentration camp of the Second World War and a peace tunnel are the focal points of the exhibition. Concerts and theater performances are also held in the gallery.

ATTENTION: Guided tours are possible with advance reservation in compliance with the 3G rule!

All year round 8° Celsius - warm clothing and sturdy shoes recommended. Guided tours are possible from one person and FREE for schools. Guided tours can be arranged under the following contact: +43 664 383 9874 or at walter.gluschitsch@aon.at

Contact

Wächterhaus und Römerhöhle
Retzneier Straße 11
8430 Wagna