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Salzwelten Hallstatt, Hallstatt

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Learn about the history and the importance of the world's oldest seasoning at Salzwelten Hallstatt. Take a guided tour through the largest active salt mine in Austria. Embark on a mysterious journey through earth's history. Walk through endless tunnels along the shimmering walls of colored rock salt. Stop at the Chamber of Inner Light and the Chapel of St. Barbara. You can slide down into the heart of the mountain on two miners' slides directly to the underground salt lake. Experience the widely used mineral with all your senses. Remember to wear sturdy shoes and dress warmly. Put Salzwelten Hallstatt into our Hallstatt itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hallstatt.
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  • It was a very interesting guided tour in the oldest salt mine of the world. Everybody has to wear a protective clothing which is given 10-15 minutes before the tour starts. There were so many great...  more »
  • Tour was given in German, with very little explanation in English. Overall boring, with the highlight being going down slides. Skip this, save your money and spend your time outdoors with the...  more »
  • We only found out at the entrance that kids under 4 years are not allowed in the mine. No one told us when we bought the ticket and the website is also unclear about this point. It only says kids pay....  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I decided to walk from town up to the salt mine on a whim. I had no idea there would be slides inside. SO MUCH FUN! I absolutely loved it. Great experience.
  • The mine visit is not so enjoying and the tour organization is pretty bad, the waiting times might sumarize almout 1 hour. The view from the mine towards the town Hallstatt and the lake with the same name is quite nice.
  • Beautiful highlight in Salzburgerland, unfortunately due to mass tourism the place lost a bit of it's beauty.. also no special parking for handicapped persons. Wich was cumbersome..
  • If you are an adult DO NOT GO! If you have little kids it might be ok for them but still nothing special. It is 34 euros for 90 minutes of boring guided tour. The price is high for what you get as neither the artefacts nor the tour is very exciting. I would highly recommend not to go.
  • We didn’t do the salt mines tour but, having missed out on the 5fingers viewpoint because of the weather, we stopped at Hallstatt on the way back and used the funicular to get to their viewpoint. Great views over Hallstatt and Obertraun, and lake and the surroundings look amazing. This trip was well worth the effort and is highly recommended.

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