Iron Mill 4

Iron Mill 4


Is definitely the most interesting historical site along the iron street, it houses the only full functional charcoal smelter in Austria. Tourists and experts from all over the world visit this silent pig iron production mill and are fascinated by the raw technology of past ages

Iron mills (Radwerke) are also called blast furnaces; here a water wheel is used to pump air into a bellows to keep the furnace burning.

At one time Vordernberg was home to 14 such furnaces build along the banks of the stream

Guided Tours

Pre arranged guided tours are possible at all times; it is advisable to wear warm clothing in the winter months when visiting the museum

You can find the visitors program and entry prices under in our website