Museum Viamala

Mining museum Innerferrera

Bergbaumuseum Innerferrera
Bergbaumuseum Innerferrera
The mining museum imparts impressions from the days when the mines were in operation. Information is given about ore mining, transportation and former iron, copper, lead and silver smelting and about the smelting plants.


In the Schamsertal, in the areas of Ferrera, Schams and in the front Rheinwald, raw materials are stored, which helped the valleys to a certain prosperity for centuries. The first documentary mention of ore mining dates back to 1605. However, it can be assumed that people used the ore deposits much earlier.

The association Erzminen Hinterrhein has been in existence since 13 December 2009 and has set itself the goal of preserving the existing and suspected historical witnesses to ore mining, making them accessible to the interested public and coordinating the research, preservation and maintenance of the historical facilities.

Photographs from the old days
Visit the exhibition on the ground floor of the Mining Museum in Innerferrera. The municipality of Ferrera shows pictures of the years 1900-1950. Opening hours analogous to the Mining Museum.

Guided tours

Mining history in Val Ferrera - Visit Museum and contemporary witnesses

On request, guided mining excursions take place. There is a guided tour through the mining museum in Innerferrera and to the contemporary witnesses in the Schmelzi near Ausserferrera.

Excursion to the silver mines Alp Taspegn
Every Wednesday from July to mid-September there is a guided visit to and into the former ore and silver mines. Drive by jeep to Alp Taspegn, then a short hike to the entrance of the mine. For more information, see the Viamala Event Calendar.

Mining hike to the ore tunnels on Ursera
On request, you can walk steeply from the Schmelzi near Ausserferrera to the disused ore tunnels on Ursera. Good footwear and sure-footedness are required for this demanding tour.

Detailed information about the guided tours can be found in our event calendar! Registration is required for all guided tours (limited number of places). For groups, individual guided tours on all weekdays are possible on request, to the silver mines also full-day tours.


Free entry - collection.

Opening hours

April - October daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Public Transport

Innerferrera can be reached by PostBus. Further information on the timetable can be found on the SBB website:


Accessibility of private transport

- on the A13 / E43, exit «Rofla / Avers-Juf / Ferrera», no. 26

Plan your journey with the Google route planner.


Free parking is available at the southern end of Innerferrera.


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