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. Planning Golling an der Salzach trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • If you have kids the fun is guaranteed. You enter in the caves with a train on which sit astride. Then there are the famous wooden slides (2). Then crossing the underground lake by boat. For children is all well and good, x adults a pleasant trip. The guide speaks English, German, Italian. Minimum age 4 years
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  • There is both a historical and a geological approach, it is exciting to see how to work in the mines in the old days, it is impressively put together. definitely worth a visit also roller ride a must
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  • We had a nice tour there although the man at the ticket office was arrogant because I asked if it was possible to take stairs instead of a slide because of a foot problem, he said it was the nicest at...  more »
  • Fun experience! Love the train going in and out of the mine and especially the two slides. I could go on those again and again. The videos are a little hokey and are less effective to keep the group's attention but I would definitely do this again. It's a refreshing change of pace from the typical museums/sites touristy stuff.
  • Interesting tour. Rather crowded. Long wait. Tour itself is both in German and sort of English, but not easy to understand.
  • Great experience for the whole family! Worth every cent you spend for the entrance fee.
  • 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.

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