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Sights of UNESCO

Anthony’s Shaft – tourist mine

Visiting the second largest mercury mine in the world surely is a unique and pleasant experience. Get to know the mysterious underground world in Anthony’s Shaft – you might run into Prekmandlc, the pit dwarf, himself! He used to tease the miners, sometimes show them the way to rich ore ...

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Magazin - the mine granary

This stupendous Theresian building was used for storing and giving out grain to miners till 1912. It is now a monument of national significance.

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Idrija Miner’s House

Idrija miner’s house was built in the second half of the 18th century. It’s nestled on the slope facing the town below.

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‘Kamšt’ water wheel

Idrija ‘kamšt’ is a water pump with a wooden water-driven wheel with a diameter of 13.6 metres. It is known to be the biggest still preserved wooden water wheel of this type in Europe.

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‘Rake’ water channel

Pit water constantly disturbed the mining, so pumping systems had to be constructed to enable pumping the pit water out.

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Gewerkenegg Castle

The castle was built in the first half of the 16th century as the administrative building of the Idrija Mercury Mine – the second largest mercury mine in the world. 

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Šelštev - entrance into Anthony’s Shaft

At the side of the Trg sv. Ahacija Square there is a mighty building, known as Šelštev with the entrance into Anthony’s Shaft,  the tourist mine.

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Francis’ Shaft

In authentic mining environment – in the Francis’ Shaft entrance building there is a collection of 29 specimens of machines and devices representing the valuable memorials of technical heritage of Idrija Mercury Mine.

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Contact

TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2

+386 (0)5 37 43 916
tic@visit-idrija.si

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