Salz Welten, Hallstatt

4.3
#1 of 31 in Historic Sites in Upper Austria
Learn about the history and the importance of the world's oldest seasoning at Salz Welten. 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. Plan to visit Salz Welten and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hallstatt attractions using our Hallstatt trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visited the Salt Mines with my grandson and we both enjoyed it, although the walk from the venicular to the mine is quite a climb!  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    + The small slides that make the mines a little more fun... Possibility to buy a photo of your descent at the end + train out mines... + free audio guide Application but not at all full... - the first "mini movie" the start does not work. The guide comments saying that this happens regularly and makes us another room...? -Visit in German & English but somewhat understandable...
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  • August 16, 2017
    Awesome place and visit the cave. If with children is a must do. I don't think there are guides in Italian. It remains a purely scientific activity, to respond to the minimum necessary. Painful notes: the signs in English are not maximum clarity. Car parking for the time necessary to visit cost us €8 and deposit of the backpacks the beauty of €12! The family ticket €63. Two photos (non-mandatory) €10, plus a souvenir €6.90: total for about three hours 99.9 €, it seems tað. ...
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