Hallein Salt Mine near Salzburg
On a treasure hunt during your Salzburg holiday
Dive into the mysterious world of the "white gold”. Glide on the Grubenhunt through the deep tunnels and swish on dashing parallel slides to the heart of the mountain. Pure adventure awaits you at the Hallein Salt Mine.
Tourist salt mine in Hallein
Visit the world's first salt gallery on Dürrnberg near Hallein and see the old Celtic dioramas with real Celtic graves. Experience a raft trip over the underground salt lake, accompanied by a mystic sound cloud, and listen to the fascinating story about the "Man in the Salt”.
But let's start at the beginning:
Once arrived at the Hallein Salt Mine the mine train will take you deep into the mountain to the underground salt lake, where a multimedia show will introduce you to the fascinating mining world.
From here follow the historic traces of the Celts, who mined salt in Hallein already 400 BC. The tunnel labyrinths are several kilometres long and were made by hand by the miners in the past. Here various attractions and adventures await you.
What to expect:
- Two long miners slides
- Multimedia show on the underground lake
- Mine train
- Raft trip over the underground lake
- Celtic village
- Audio guides in 10 languages
- Hallein, which is always worth a visit
Note: Children have to be 4 years or older to visit the mine. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are recommended. Salzburg Card holders enjoy a 20% discount on tickets. Find opening times, prices, etc. on the Salt Mine's official website at www.salzwelten.at.
Things to see in Hallein
Combine your visit in the Salt Mine with other sights near Hallein. The following attractions are free with your Salt Mine ticket:
- Celtic village on Dürrnberg
- Celtic museum in Hallein
- Silent Night Museum Hallein
Location & arrival
Conveniently get to Hallein by train from Salzburg main station, by express train or by post bus. From Hallein main station take the bus to Bad Dürrnberg Salzbergwerk. From here it is only a 2-minute walk to the Hallein Salt Mine.
If you take your own car it will only take you about 25 minutes via the motorways A1 and A10 – find free parking spaces at the mine's entrance.
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