Zentrum am Berg

Underground research, development, training and education on a 1:1 scale

With the Zentrum am Berg at Erzberg in Styria, the University of Leoben operates an independent research infrastructure for the construction and operation of underground facilities that is unique in Europe.

Research institutions, companies and organizations have the opportunity to carry out research, tests and exercises under real conditions for operators and users of road and rail infrastructures as well as on aerodynamic issues, safety in underground construction and operation and material developments.

The underground facility consists of a two-tube road tunnel and two parallel rail tunnel tubes as well as a test gallery, enabling research, development, education and training under real underground conditions.