Salz Welten, Hallstatt

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. Put Salz Welten into our Hallstatt itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hallstatt.
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  • 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 »
  • + 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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  • 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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In Hallstatt, a tiny village built creatively around a lake, staying somewhere with a view of the fairy-tale waters is a must. Look for a room high up on the hill to appreciate a view of the lake and valley. Despite its small size, the village boasts various accommodation options, from guesthouses and small inns to exquisite resorts. Before tourism boomed here, visitors used to pay the wealthy families in town to stay in their castles. Today many families have continued this tradition by running cozy bed and breakfasts.
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