A story begging to be filmed: Salt Mine and "Bombing Michelangelo"

It’s not by chance that the Sandling is also nicknamed the “Mountain of Treasures”. Stored away in the tunnels of the Altaussee Salt Mine at the end of the Second World War were art treasures from across Europe, with an estimated total value of around 3.5 billion US dollars.

Precisely how those artworks got here and, above all, how they were able to be pulled from the destructive clutches of the National Socialists, is something you will learn during this fascinating special tour. Here, at the original location, we tell the story of the dramatic rescue of Hitler’s plundered art, immortalized by actor George Clooney in his Hollywood production “The Monuments Men”. Join us on a 90-minute journey through time and this “Mountain of Treasures”, take a look into the tunnels where, not so very long ago, the works of Michelangelo, Dürer and many others were hidden. A prize-winning multimedia show documents the rescue of these treasures in especially impressive and compelling fashion.

Important Information

Please register for this special tour by contacting the Salt Mine Team. You can reach us by email to info@salzwelten.at or phone us direct at +43 6132 200 2400. We look forward to hearing from you!