Other excursion destinations

Still have some time to spare after your visit with us at the salt mine and want to see even more of the region? If so, we recommend the following excursion destinations close to our salt mines in Hallein, Hallstatt und Altaussee.

12er Horn gondola lift

The Zwölferhorn in St. Gilgen. A scenic, family-friendly mountain for active outdoors fans, recreation seekers, hikers, paragliders and pure enjoyment.

Important information: The Zwölferhorn gondola will continue to be in service until 31 December 2019!

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Sonnenmoor World

Discover the SonnenMoor company’s fascinating world of herbs and natural products as you enjoy a unique tour, during which we reveal many of Mother Nature’s secrets for your personal well-being. Accompany us on a short journey back in time through the almost 50-year history of SonnenMoor, also picking up fascinating facts about valuable natural resources including mud and herbs.

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Katrin Gondola

The Katrin Gondola in Bad Ischl takes you on a 15-minute ride in charming 4-passenger cabins up to sunny, fog-free elevations.

At the Katrinalm at over 1400 m above sea level, you are greeted by wintry peace & quiet, pristine nature, sun loungers and even a small sledding hill for children. In summer, it serves as the base for the 7 Lakes Hike, for walks to viewing platforms, along with a fixed-cable climb. Your hosts at Berggasthof & Almhütte Katrin promise a delicious culinary selection for you to enjoy out on their sunny terraces.

Sail across Lake Hallstatt on a traditional salt barge

Experience Hallstatt from its most beautiful perspective.

Your 60-minute cruise casts off from the “Polreich” boat landing on Seestrasse (5-min walk from the salt mine). You will sail past the “Kreuz”, Schloss Grub, the Engländer Villa and the town of Hallstatt itself before returning to the dock. You alone (max. 11 people) exclusively with the skipper, who is certain to have lots of intriguing information to share with you. If you wish, you are also welcome to take the rudder of this traditional vessel and put your own “seafaring” talents to the test!

Glockendorf Tirol

In Waidring, bell casting looks back on a long tradition. At “Bell World” and on a bell theme path (as of summer 2020), you will be given intriguing insights into the role which bells once played in the Alpine world, the folk traditions which developed as a result, and why Waidring is home to two of the three bell foundries still located in Tyrol.

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From the mine into Casino-Keller Bad Ischl

On an exciting journey back in time, discover the over 500-year-old, 380m² cellar carved out of solid rock. It once served as a natural refrigerator for the Bad Ischl brewery and is for the most part preserved in its original form. In front of that, the Kellerhaus was home to a legendary dance bar and painters’ studio for decades.

Guided tours

  • in July and August 2020
  • Thursday to Sunday at 10:30 AM and 4 PM 
  • Tours last 50 minutes 
  • Dress warmly since the cellar remains at a constant 12°C