In the late Middle Ages, the Inn Valley was gripped by a silver rush. Thousands and thousands moved to Schwaz, attracted by the largest silver deposits in the world at that time. Soon the small village was rich. The silver blessing prompted Archduke Sigmund to move his mint from Merano to Hall in Tyrol and introduce a new type of silver coin currency system that had a decisive influence on the economy of Europe. The documentary "Der Silberberg" (The Silver Mountain) paints a picture of an era in which the world's first modern financial center was established in the Tyrolean Inn Valley. The focus is on the lives of the miners, who experienced many technical, cultural and social upheavals at the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times. To stage this historically unique development, more than 100 performers were employed in Tyrol. Many of them came from regional theatre groups, but numerous amateurs also participated.
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