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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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  • Th salt mine was recommended by staff at our hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour took about 75min and you take a motorize trail like and 2 slides and a boat - really lots of fun and very info...  more »
  • Don't worry about a thing, it's beautifully presented and easily accessible for anyone. Your helpful multilingual guide will make sure you're okay every inch of the way through a couple of kilometres ...  more »
  • The mines themsleves are not functionla of that great.. the tour through them is unique though.. you take two wooden slides nearly 30 meters each and a small boat ride and a wlk through a tunnel and a...  more »
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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.
  • Great fun! Absolutely must do if you're in the area. Adventurous!
  • 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
  • Amazing experience, awesome shop on the exit