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Address: Klammweg 10, Radenthein 9545, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 4246 29135
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Granatium - on the Garnet Trail! Garnet Exhibition & Garnet Mine At our...

Granatium - on the Garnet Trail! Garnet Exhibition & Garnet Mine At our garnet exhibition you will have the opportunity to not only see garnets mined from our local region, but from all over the world. There is also an annually changing theme room and our unique Garnet Chamber, where you are surrounded by the energy of the stone of "love and passion". The history of garnet is an adventurous journey that goes back many thousands of years. In the exhibition your guide shows you the garnet in all its shapes and colours, you can feel the cool surface of modern garnet sculptures, see ancient Germanic broaches made of garnet set in gold. HIGHLIGHT: Digging for garnets Our mining grounds is the highlight in our garnet world. With tools supplied by us you can mine the precious stones directly from the rock face and then wash, sort and process them using original historically used equipment Garnet Shop Elegantly polished garnets, modern and traditional garnet jewellery, garnet decoration including other precious minerals, informative literature, over 100 different types of tumble-polished gemstones plus lots more can be found in our indoor garnet shop. You are sure to find a beautiful present for your loved ones or a lasting reminder of your trip to the Granatium. Garnet Gorge Our natural gorge can be accessed free of charge. The picnic area with its very own freshwater fountain guarantees relaxation and refreshment. Here you can sit and enjoy the lovely surroundings while the children play.

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Worth it for the fun of excavating your garnets

This attraction consists of s small museum, explaining how garnets are found and with examples of other semi-precious stones as well, a short walk through old garnet mines, and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Helen P
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This attraction consists of s small museum, explaining how garnets are found and with examples of other semi-precious stones as well, a short walk through old garnet mines, and then an opportunity to excavate your own garnets. My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed it. The museum has some nice things but the problem is that you can't go round... More 

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Granatium, Manager at Granatium, responded to this review

Dear Helen, thank you very much for yr visit, we are glad that you enjoyed yr visit with us. I guess you must have visited us on a rainy, that means very very busy day, only on these days visitor entrance is at fixed times and with a tour, otherwise we have no control on the amount of people and... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We arrived here at afternoon - around 2pm -, so finding a parking place was quite difficult. Because the weather wasn't so good there were many visitors too, so we had to wait for three-quarter of an hour until our guided tour started. It wasn't a big problem for us, we looked around the shop and watched the short documentary... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

You can mine for your own garnet stones there. The staff was very helpful and the whole experience was informative and fun.

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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

On Decembre the stone carving was not open. As we were explained because the cold stones are difficult to extract. We could visit the museum for 20+ euro from a family, but decided that gazing over the stones in their shop is much similar and for free.

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Granatium, Manager at Granatium, responded to this review

Dear Michael, thank you very much for yr visit in Granatium. Actually we do not understand this rating when you did not even visit our Museum. Upon yr arrival we gave you all the necessary Information and we did not tell you!! that the stones "are too cold". After we informed you about the entrance fee it was completly your... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Beautifully located in the lake district of Carinthia, this is a really great place to spend half a day. Better to go in nice weather, because it's mostly an outdoor activity and the setting is so pretty that you will want to wander about. First you tour the museum with an exhibit of minerals and primary focus on different colors... More 

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