Begin with a Ceremony Traditional Miners' Welcome


There's always a hint of excitement in the air as you wait at the entrance to the mine, anxious to enter the mysterious domain of salt. And it's precisely there, right at the gateway to that subterranean world, that we offer you a traditional Miners' Welcome. In a short ceremony, everyone is handed bread, salt and schnapps. Bread and salt are the symbols of hospitality. And the schnapps is drunk immediately after, just before the gate opens and the realm of "white gold" is revealed. Now fortified with the "Miners' Welcome" in your tummy, you will begin your journey into the depths of the Salzberg. Into the world of the "Man in Salt" and fascinating stories that span 7,000 years of salt-mining history. Welcome to Hallstatt Salt Mine - we look forward to seeing you here!


Important Information

Would you like to go ahead and reserve the traditional "Miners' Greeting" for your group? Feel free! Simply contact our Salt Mine Team. You can make your reservations either by email to or phone us at +43 6132 200 2400.