A vein of gold amidst the quarry

The Children’s Mine in Fiss on the Schönjoch

“Good luck and have fun!” up on the Schönjoch at 2,436 metres above sea level. An abandoned quarry and a legend surrounding a man with a golden heart. Like the Seven Dwarfs, the little miners can get to work at the Children’s Mine in hopes of finding a treasure … 

Impressions Children's Mine

Children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Christian Waldegger
Children's mine at the Schönjoch in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Christian Waldegger
Slackline at the children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Christian Waldegger
Seesaw at the children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
Wonderful view from the children's mine to the Panoramic Restaurant BergDiamant in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
The climbing net at the children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
Kids are playing at the children's mine at their summer holidays in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
Kids are playing in the children's mine at their holidays in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
Children are playing at the children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol | © Andreas Kirschner
Children's mine in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol Austria | © Andreas Kirschner

The story about a climbing giant and greedy little gnomes

Once upon a time, a powerful giant known as the “Golden Man” stroke terror into people’s hearts. After several years, he retired from causing mischief and grew together with the Fiss mountains. Thus, also his golden heart. But legend had it that deep down in the ground, the heart could be found – so, night after night, a number of greedy little gnomes kept fervently looking for it. 

To put an end to the workings of these shrewd little beings, the shepherds of Fiss joined forces against them. Gnomes and shepherds started fighting each other. It was only when the Golden Man came to the shepherds’ aid and turned the gnomes to stone with his breath that the gold treasure was saved. That’s how the quarry became a play paradise for kids.

Impressions Children's Mine at Schönjoch

Play paradise Children’s Mine

In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, kids can look forward to a special attraction now. Alongside exercises in skill, balancing units, numerous climbing stations, slides and swings, the little adventurers can go on a hunt for the gold treasure. In the adventure cave tunnel of the mine, a labyrinth with sparkling stones is waiting to be discovered. 

What’s more … Right at the Children’s Mine, the Golden Man Trail starts. Eleven stations – some with interactive elements for smartphone users – take hikers on a quest to put a stop to the greedy gnomes’ workings! 

You want to know more about the themed family trails of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis? Click here!

Opening hours

Daily from 15 June until 13 October 2019
8.30am to 4.30pm

Entrance free of charge.

Contact

Fisser Bergbahnen GmbH
Seilbahnstraße 44
6533 Fiss
Austria