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Salt Mine Dürrnberg, Hallein

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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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  • If you are in the neighborhood on a rainy day, you might not want to miss this. It's fun when you don't know much about the tour so we won't reveal any details. If you are interested in Austrian and G...  more »
  • A visit to 1 hour / 1 hour and a half inside the mine with a small train of tobogganing descents and traversing an underground lake on a barge with a sound and light here for activities. Down we meet in combination with pants bottom reinforced (for the slide) the visit is decorated with video telling the story of the salt mines which were successful in the region... a very interesting and very fun visit.
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  • Meta must predict whether you want to spend a few days in Salzburg. Hallein is about 25-30 minutes on the Highway heading south. Easy to find wonderful to visit. Price of admission would say absolutely convenient considering the duration of the tour and the unusual structure.
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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