Salzwelten Hallein near Salzburg
A true adventure, not only during holiday season. Awaiting visitors close to Salzburg are mysterious mine tunnels. With its subterranean salt lake, exciting miners’ slide and a ride on the mine train, this salt mine has been enthralling guests from Austria and around the world for over 400 years. Our tours are a wonderful experience for the whole family, especially on the weekend!
Salt from Austria and Bavaria brought the archbishops of Salzburg enormous wealth and made the magnificent architecture of the historic district possible. That said, even the ancient Celts exploited the seemingly inexhaustible abundance of salt in Hallein.
A genuine sightseeing attraction is SALINA Celtic Village right next to the salt mine itself. Together with archaeologists, numerous huts were built with an eye to every detail, providing realistic insights into the world of the Celts.
Inside the newly bult Salt Manufacture at the Celtic Village, children and adults learn all kinds of fascinating information about salt production, including how salt is extracted from the brine pumped out of the ground. A perfect family outing whether rain or shine. Summer and winter, the temperature in our salt mine is a constant 8 degrees Celsius! Also ideal for group visits or company trips, with free bus parking included.