PODZEMLJE PECE TOURIST MINE AND MUSEUM

The Mežica Lead and Zinc Mine is one of the oldest mines in this part of Europe. The mine between Mt. Peca and the Uršlja Gora Mountain was in operation for over 330 years. In those years, over 1,000 kilometres of tunnels were constructed by miners. The generations of today have therefore been left with a rich technical, natural, and cultural heritage, attracting and appealing to the visitors of the mine.

The adventurous ride in mining wagons, which were used for taking miners to work underground, takes you through the 3.5 kilometre-long Glančnik Tunnel right to the centre of Mt. Peca. In the guided tour, you can learn about the history of mining from the mine's opening until its closing. A venue for occasional concerts and other cultural events is also arranged underground.

In front of the entrance to the mine, at the former mine administration house in Glančnik, built as a commercial and residential building in 1928, a rich collection of rocks, minerals, mining photographs and objects are on display, as well as a miner's lodging from the period between World War I and World War II.

Mine Cycling or Kayak Tour

Visitors can go on a cycling or kayak tour through the mine and experience an unforgettable mining-like adventure.

The Maks Kunc Natural History Collection

Visitors of the museum can have a look at the natural-history photographic collection of Maks Kunc (1930–1996), the exceptional nature photographer whose astonishing close-up shots, predominantly of vegetation, will rather surprise you.

The Mežica Lead and Zinc mine is part of the Geopark Karavanke, a cross-border geopark, and as such a member of the European Geoparks Network (EGN) as well as the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), assisted by UNESCO.