Salt Mine Hallein, Hallein

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Learn about the history and the importance of "white gold" at Salt Mine Hallein, 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 Hallein trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Tickets can be purchased at the Central station, including ticket return and salt mines ticket, the whole experience of the process is amazing connection, go to the deep walk is really super fun to slide, if because of the age factor worry will be too exciting side also have ladder can go straight down, hallein salt mines Winter also open OH.
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  • We came over from Munich for a day trip. For those doing the same, taking the train to Hallein is pretty straight forward. You would then need to take bus 41 which is right outside the bus station to ...  more »
  • Lots of fun and history as well. You get to ride on a miners train, slide down miners Bannister and float in a salt lake. Great fund for all ages. Not recommended for anyone who has claustrophobia!.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Fantastic combination of history and technology

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