Abandoned mining shafts, blast furnaces, tunnels, large areas of former mines and smelters...all these are industrial monuments that testify to the progress and innovation of the region in the past. It was not for nothing that Gemer was nicknamed "the iron heart of Hungary". Together with Spiš region, it was one of the industrial centers of the monarchy in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Even though mining has ended, some objects have remained here to this day and help us uncover the forgotten stories of our region.
Blast furnace in Červeňany
The blast furnace in Červeňany is a perfect example of advanced metallurgical technology in Gemer in the 19th century. One of the most important mining monuments in the region and part of the European railway route.
Mining exposition in the Rákošská Baňa
In the exposition, you can see various mining tools and tools from the end of the nineteenth century, interesting minerals, period documents and photographs depicting the active life and importance of the location. All this with expert interpretation by members of the Rákošská cächa association
Rožňava Mining Museum
If you want to see what it looks like in a mine, a real mining train, the 3rd oldest steam cylinder in the world, or beautiful works of art, the expositions of the Mining Museum are the right places to go when visiting Rožňava.
Blast furnace Huta Karol
The Karol blast furnace in Vlachovo is among the technical monuments that are considered rare on a global scale. The building from 1870 documents the historical technology of producing pig iron on charcoal.