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Opening hours:

Altaussee: Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. guided eveningtour.
Salzburg & Hallstatt: Closed until 4th February due to revision. Start of the new season: 5th February!

You can find the exact opening times for our salt mines here:

Salzburg          Hallstatt          Altaussee


Important information: The number of participants is limited to 25 people per tour.
Reservation in advance required by phone +43 (0) 6132 200 2400 or online ticket purchase possible at any time: Go to the Ticket shop

See you soon & Glück Auf!
Your Salzwelten-Team

Current Corona Safety Measures


Due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, effective immediately and until further notice, visitors to all Salzwelten locations are subject to statutory behavioral and hygiene regulations. In this regard, we have taken this opportunity to provide answers to some of your most important questions. (Subject to change).

What safety regulations must we comply with while we visit the salt mines? 

  • Compulsory presentation of a  vaccination certificate or confirmation of a Covid disease (For children up to 12 years of age, the test result of the parents or a legal guardian applies, from the age of 12 children need their own certificate.)
  • Wear a FFP-2 mask (Children from the age of 6 years must wear a face mask, from the age of 14  a FFP-2 mask.)
  • Keep distance
  • Disinfect your hands

Do I have to wear a FFP-2 mask during the entire visit? 
The mask requirement applies to all indoor areas of all Salzwelten locations as well as outdoors if the 2 m distance cannot be maintained.

Who has to wear a face mask?
All guests ages six and up must wear a face mask.

Where can I disinfect my hands? 
Disinfectant dispensers have been installed in the entrance area of all locations for the use of our visitors.

Discover worlds of salt! The perfect family outing – in rainy weather or sunshine!

Salzwelten Salzburg: Discover a new interactive world of salt experiences!

“Everything’s new!” is the apt motto on the Dürrnberg. Aside from the new reception area, you are now greeted by an interactive journey through time and the entire salt cycle: Allow us to introduce you to the world of modern salt production. After a swift ride underground on the mine train, the gates to four epochs of salt mining will be opened to you – from mining as it is done today, you will then pass through the golden Baroque age and the murky Middle Ages, finally arriving in Celtic times. Want to learn more about the “Essence of Life”? Then be sure to explore the Celtic Mountain including SALINA Celtic Village, the Salt Manufactory and the playground. The cool & clever companion for all explorers big and small: the new AR Explorer App.

Weitere Infos zum Ausflugsziel in Salzburg

Salzwelten Hallstatt: Explore the world’s oldest salt mine!

The people here in Hallstatt are well-grounded. Some might even say we are quite “deep”. Be that as it may, even we resort to superlatives from time to time. In this case, proudly able to claim that this is indeed the oldest salt mine in the world. Not to mention the oldest wooden staircase in Europe. Crowned by the most breathtaking views imaginable across UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt – from the 360 meters-high Skywalk. Incidentally: The Salzbergbahn funicular carries you quickly and comfortably all the way to the top. Inside the mountain itself, state-of-the-art media technology brings history to life: Inside ancient tunnels, embark on a journey of discovery to the beginnings of salt mining 7000 years ago – to the very roots of an entire epoch. An adventure for the whole family!

Dein Ausflug ins Salzbergwerk Hallstatt

Salzwelten Altaussee: Experience the biggest active salt mine in Austria!

An exciting mix awaits you at Salzwelten Altaussee in the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut region: Here, the biggest currently active salt mine in Austria meets a Hollywood-worthy story of looted art stolen by the Nazis. Where pure orange-and-red rock salt shimmers inside dark tunnels and a mystical chapel – it was there that the courageous miners of Altaussee once saved some of Europe’s greatest artworks from destruction by the Nazi regime.

More about this exciting story on the blog: The history of Altaussee salt mine: Of the Middle Ages, “Monuments Men” and 1.47 million m³ of brine

Entdecke das Altausseer Salzbergwerk

Salzwelten Shop in Bad Ischl: Taste the salt from Austria’s mountains!

If you used to think that salt was just salt, the Salzwelten Shop in Bad Ischl will definitely open your eyes to a whole new world. You see, the selection of BAD ISCHLER products is so diverse that it is able to offer the right salt for every taste and every occasion: mild, hand-drawn salt pyramids for gourmets and foodies. Flavorful organic-grade seasoning salts that lend that extra-special something to any dish. And those classic natural salts – a must in every kitchen. Even if you are hunting for a perfect palate-pleasing gift, you will also find just what you had in mind: a gift basket filled with regional salt products,  rare salts from around the world, aromatic wellness products or tasteful décor – when you give salt, you give a pinch of pure happiness!


Salzwelten Destination Guide & Audio Guide

Hier können Sie sich Ihren Audioguide für die Salzwelten herunterladen. Es sind die Standorte Hallein, Hallstatt und Altaussee auf dieser App zusammengefasst.