Team spirit below ground: Group tours of the salt mine

If you are planning an excursion for a whole group, there are a number of parameters that need to be just right: it should promote team spirit, you should be able to count on the weather, plus the overall experience should be enjoyable and exciting. That's why, here at the salt mine near Hallein, we are practically ideal for your group excursion. You can also feel confident giving us the responsibility for organizing all of the day's events.

Whether a company outing, club trip or team-building event: At Hallein Salt Mine, with different group offers to choose from, you can be certain of finding the one that's right for you! And before setting out, you'll never have to worry about the weather - inside our salt mine, the temperatures are essentially the same year-round. You won't even have to give a second thought to the organization either: Simply choose your preferred group package in advance. Then we will plan the full day's program on your behalf. All you have to take care of is arrangements for the trip to Hallein Salt Mine. With us, you save time and can always direct your questions or wishes to a single point of contact. Billing couldn't be any easier either. So, together with your group, relax and get ready to embark on a fascinating journey back in time, penetrating deeper and deeper into the heart of Hallein Salt Mine. And allow our outstandingly trained mine guides to accompany you through this mystical world of salt.

Feel the miners' shared team spirit

You'll quickly see for yourself: In the same place where the Ancient Celts were already working side-by-side deep inside the Dürrnberg all the way back in 400 BC, wresting the "white gold" they needed to survive from the Dürrnberg one arduous meter at a time, you can sense that same special "team spirit" to this very day. It was hard work below ground - hard and dangerous! In that kind of environment, it was essential for miners to be able to rely on the others and have complete trust in their buddies. That is how the bonds of camaraderie were forged across the span of centuries.

How Salzburg attained its immense prosperity

The journey through time continues. You will learn when it was that ever-diligent Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (1559 – 1617) led Salzburg to immense wealth and astonishing architecture. Due to a technical innovation known as "wet mining", from the time of that particular prince-archbishop it became possible to transport huge quantities of "white gold". And Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau exploited the resulting wealth to create something that continues to be famous around the globe: the magnificent baroque buildings of Salzburg City, which were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List back in 1997. 

Slithering down wooden slides, you will rapidly enter the very heart of this mountain of salt - where the fierce team spirit of the ancient miners was born. Welcome to a very special group experience. Welcome to Hallein Salt Mine!

The Salzwelten Audio Guide App

Before beginning the tour of the salt mine, we suggest downloading the “Salzwelten Audio Guide” app to your smartphone or tablet, which will enable you to enjoy the tour in your own native language – it’s quick, easy and, above all, FREE!

Available in these languages:
D / E / I / F / SLO / CZ / SK / H / RU / JAP / Mandarin / ES / AR / HEB

Thanks to our free Wi-Fi, you can also download the app once you are here.

Download App Store                        Download Google Play

Important Information

No need for your group to stand waiting in line: Make advance reservations for your group with the help of our Salt Mine Team here in Hallein, and never waste a precious second of time! A great way to get your group outing off to an absolutely relaxed start. Just the way it's supposed to be.  

Here you will find our current group excursion program for download.