Take the panorama funicular railway up the mountain at Hallstatt to discover the mysterious attraction of this mystical area. The path leads to the tunnel mouth and into a unique underground world first dug by hand more than 3000 years ago: many kilometres of tunnels lead deep into the rock interior. Beams of light from the torches sweep over the glistening rock face and briefly illuminate the places where hard-working miners laboured so very long ago.
Come and see the oldest wooden staircase in Europe at the new Bronze Age Cinema! Find out about the 7000-year old history of salt in an ancient salt mine!
Working in collaboration, the Museum of Natural History (NHM), Vienna and the team at Salinen Austria AG have developed a new entertainment concept for Hallstatt: the new Bronze Age Cinema, located 400 metres underground.
In 2002, the oldest wooden staircase in Europe was discovered in the prehistoric part of the Salt Mountain at Hallstatt. Following years of research, the new venue, which showcases the story of the ancient staircase, has now opened in 2015. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, a fictional story has been devised around the character of Udlo, a Bronze Age boy from Hallstatt. Now, in the new cinema, one day in the working world of the Bronze Age is brought to life. This is the first time that an animation has been projected directly onto an original archaeological object. Thousands of years of history meet hi-tech, and the latest research findings ensure this is an impressive experience for the visitor.
HIGHLIGHT : Prehistoric Expedition (each Friday from May until September)
Learn more about the fascinating story of salt mining within a small group. All details and dates here.
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Fast miners’ slides eventually take you to the subterranean salt lake in the heart of the mine, where a multimedial show presents the “white gold” that has been mined in Hallstatt from immemorial time. After a brief pause you take the miners’ railway back to daylight and the Hallstatt High Valley, which now appears in a whole new light.
A day trip to the Salt Mine Hallstatt is an unique experience for young and old. Find out more about the history and see the beautiful scenery from Austria. We look forward to welcome you at Hallstatt.