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Salt Mine Dürrnberg, Hallein
(4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history and the importance of "white gold" at Salt Mine Dürrnberg, the world's oldest salt mine. The mine dates back at least 7,000 years to the time of the Celtic tribes. It has served as a museum since World War I. Take part in a treasure hunt by following the mysterious, ancient miners' tunnels into the mystical mountain. Take a 400 m (1,300 ft) electric train ride to reach two sets of 42 m (138 ft) wooden slides. Slide down to the lower level of the mine on a wooden rail. Take a boat trip across an underground lake before exiting the mine. Put Salt Mine Dürrnberg into our Bad Durrnberg travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bad Durrnberg.
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  • Kids guaranteed experience, may be two slide to slide, the train is super hajókázásból, unfortunately I do not see much. An hour of driving, which is quite fast, in several places we would have to stop, look around, lack of time, this was not possible. Backpack, jackets in the cloakroom. + 10 degrees is within. In November, have, no need to buy a ticket in advance. 45 minutes of guided tours!
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  • We wanted to make a nice family trip with our daughter, 3y salt mine. Many had this idea on this day. The traffic just before the mine is jammed already up the mountain. (13: 00) No parking more available. A banksman sent us in the next village, as a shuttle would be set up. I thought super action... Half an hour later a bus was actually. This was then of course also packed. I could get a call from the bus driver..." You definitely wait 3 hours and then you get eh no longer!" I said to my wife, did you hear that!" Hundreds of people arrived at the salt mine parking lot stood. Then also good that we had hired us. After even after 30 min nothing noticeably changed my wife to the entrance went to see how long the people snake is actually. Many people came to meet deep upset and badmouthing us. It was then impossible based on the opening time to get even a portion of the people in the mine. After an hour and ca 10 m space gain when the snake, we have canceled the whole thing. (We got up to the final height of the souvenir shop above the just). It was interesting that the bus drove still persons to the mine. We ran back to the bus which drove us then at least back to the parking lot. I found interesting here... apparently the reviews is that real a problem of the flow and the organization. We would go over there not even once. Fair would have been, and then I would have also not negative complained that if a sign be placed would be with: "wait time from here... Minutes - last admission... Watch) thus could anyone even end divorced whether he wants to or not adjust.
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  • Outing with family, excited, you go down with a fast train toward the center of the galleries, on use of fast slides, there is also a ferry that crosses an underground lake, and then you go and you find an interesting play Celtic village.
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  • The deep underground tour in the Salt Mine Dürrnberg, one of the oldest salt mines in the world, was interesting. A small train ride that took us deep into the mountain and then a ride down long, polished, wooden slides (great fun) lead to where the salt was mined. Long back the Celts were mining this "White Gold". It was very damp, and the tunnel walls werre slick with moisture. Was wondering how the miners worked there in the olden days. The boat ride in the underground lake, was fascinating. The exhibits along the way were informative.
  • Really fantastic experience for all ages. We loved the slides and train ride. Could be a bit better organised on the number call and the shop is decent. Also there are things to do there while waiting for your tour number to be called.
  • Awesome underground tour! You get to see the ancient salt mines, learn the stories behind the mining and cross the Austria- Germany border
  • Unique tour of the mine includes brine lake boat ride and huge slides. Very memorable.
  • Great place to visit