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 is the main attraction of the city, after getting on the train and walking 1 km. there is the entrance to the mines, you dress for the occasion, it is entertaining, slides and a train inside the...  more »
  • I think you should visit the mine when you are there. A little variety and fun with some informations too. You take the combi-ticket including the "Salzberg Railway", up and down the mountain, the...  more »
  • First off no children under 4 allowed with good reason, it's just not suitable, be prepared to walk what seems forever uphill, it's quite a steep incline and then a ton of steps. Once in the mine...  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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