Adnet – the world-famous "Marble Village" in Tennengau
Holidays on the trail of this exquisite rock
Adnet owes its worldwide fame to a particular natural feature: Adnet Marble. This typical, reddish-colored rock has shaped this community for millennia. During your holiday in Adnet, you will be able to retrace its fascinating history first-hand.
DISCOVER HISTORY AT THE Adnet MARBLE MUSEUM
Since 1992, the Marble Museum has told the story, with occasional surprise twists, of the creation, mining and use of Adnet marble. The museum offers visitors some 100 square meters filled with experiences and information about this valuable stone. In a lovingly designed museum garden, you will also be able to marvel at marble sculptures created by contemporary artists.
Adnet marble is a rock with countless fossil inclusions. It began to form from corral reefs about 200 million years ago. Over the course of many centuries, countless secular and ecclesiastical princes have used it for their magnificent buildings. In this museum you have a unique opportunity to gaze upon archaeological finds, original Roman marble works as well as traditional rock-cutting tools.
We are especially proud that the Adnet Marble Museum was awarded the Austrian Museum Seal of Quality in October 2014.
JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ALONG THE MARBLE PATH IN Tennengau
The fascinating Marble Path is an ideal complement to any visit to the museum. It leads you along safe pathways from Adnet through the marble quarries. Info boards along the path describe the different types of Adnet marble. In addition, the museum at the quarry smithy is also an intriguing place to visit.
The Marble Path is pram-friendly and barrier-free. It takes about two hours to complete. Guided tours of the Marble Museum as well as along the Marble Path are possible by arrangement. And hungry visitors are encouraged to stop in to enjoy regional dishes served at Gasthaus zum Steinbruch.
Opening hours at Adnet Marble Museum:
from 1. november 2016 until 31. march 2017: saturday 14.00 bis 16.30 p.m. (and by appointment)
from 1. april 2017 until 31. oktober 2017:
- thursday 16.00 until 18.30 p.m
- friday 16.00 until 18.30 p.m.
- saturday 16.00 bis 18.30 p.m (and by appointment)
On public holidays as well as 1.1.2017 and 4.6.2017, the Marble Museum is closed.
More information is available directly from the Marble Museum or from Adnet Tourist Office at +43 6245/80625.
Fit and moved by Adnet's marble quarries
Adnet is called Marmordorf, so this particular stone should always be recalled to people's memory. The forest and the stone are one of the best combinations for health promotion.
The already existing route through the Adnet marble quarries was made interesting and attractive for all residents and guests. All age groups are to be motivated to migrate, to go through, or to use this path for mental training. For children, there are exciting stations such as climbing, temple hopping, cave exploring, building of stone - sculptures and much more. If the solution word is found, the young visitors, accompanied by their parents, are allowed to collect a reward from the participating companies.
The route is also to be a point of attraction for sports enthusiasts and people with a passion for movement. For those interested people, a fitness park with some outdoor equipment was built. The fitness park attracts not only with sports equipment but also with the heart of the way, the Stoneman Toni, which is presented here in life size. This accompanies the visitor as a logo all the way.
The already faded health breakthrough was renewed by a Kneipp facility integrated into the nature. The adjoining pavilion invites you to linger and relax. More information www.fitundbewegt.at
MARBLE CINEMA – THE SUMMER HIGHLIGHT IN THE QUARRY
In summer, holidaymakers in Adnet can look forward to experiencing a very special spectacle: the Marble Cinema in the big Langmoosbruch quarry. The open-air cinema can be reached via a floodlit pathway through the forest. Visitors are guaranteed an unforgettable cinema experience amid an impressive setting.