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School of Salt!

We whet your pupils’ taste for salt starting in the classroom


A class trip to the salt mine sparks all kinds of questions, even long before the children explore the mine tunnels for themselves. Our excursion program provides added support to teachers ahead of the trip in the form of teaching materials that give pupils an integrated approach to the theme of salt. In this way, the interdisciplinary “Subterranean Classroom” actually begins right there in the real classroom!

Hände voll Salz Perkufe Fuder | © Bergauer

Salt: essential for life. Nutrional knowledge: essential for a lifetime!

Why is salt white? What do we need it for and how much of it should we have? Why is salt often referred to as a “history fridge”? And how did it get into the mountain in the first place? These, along with many other thoughtful questions, are on the tips of the children’s tongues whenever they first set foot inside the salt mines in Salzburg, Hallstatt or Altaussee.

So that school classes enter our mine galleries prepared to the best extent possible, as we supply you with all the necessary knowledge, well before the actual fieldtrip begins. If pupils focus on the theme for an extended period of time, they benefit long after the visit is over: salt serves as the "spice of life" that carries each and every one of us. Too much of it can have adverse health consequences – and too little may well prevent our physiological processes from functioning correctly. 

Kinder Salzwelten Altaussee Salz | © Bergauer

Teaching materials about much more than a mineral

Sea salt, rock salt, evaporated salt or even Himalayan salt – what is your preference? The vast array of salt varieties is just one of the many food choices we face in daily life. No wonder that school children are sometimes overwhelmed and often mislead in their decision-making by trends and marketing. Never before have the choices been so many and varied – and never before have nutrition knowledge and consumer competence been as important as they are today. After all, over half of over-fifteen-year-olds are overweight and therefore in danger of developing lifestyle disorders such as cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Equipped with expertise for the long term

With our five unit program, pupils have access to expert knowledge about salt even before they arrive at Salzwelten. They dive into the history of salt, various types of salt as well as their respective pros and cons, find out where salt is used, and ultimately develop an understanding for the role it plays in society as a whole. The practical component is not neglected either: Within the framework of an experimental unit entitled “Salt Detectives”, our young sleuths conduct various experiments that examine flotation, colors and coins. They even get to grow salt crystals of their very own.

Kinder Holzzug Keltendorf  | © Bergauer

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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.