Salt used to be described as “White Gold” and it is true that the deposits created millions of years ago in the Dürrnberg, near Hallein have provided the region with its treasure chamber. More than 2500 years ago, the Celts were already mining this precious mountain resource, as is evident from the traces they left behind.
In Hallein, the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, everyone from the age of four up can take part in a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient miners’ tunnels for many kilometres into the mystical mountain.
The Salzwelten offer fun and excitement for young and old all year round. The temperature in the mine is a constant 10° Celsius, therefore warm clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended in summer!
For all those who must remain outside for safety reasons (children are only admitted to the mine from the age of four), there is still much to discover above ground: at the Celtic Village (right next to the Salzwelten) there is a fantastic playground, the Salzwelten Bistro offers nourishment and warmth, and time seems to fly by in the Salzwelten Shop.
- Hold tight: the pit railway takes you into the mine – and out again!
- Keep your eyes peeled: the tour through the fascinating salt mine lasts 75 minutes.
- Rush along: speed measurement on two long miners’ slides!
- Ship ahoy: with a raft we float over the newly designed salt lake.
The ticket also includes additional services free of charge:
- Visit to the Celtic Village SALINA on the Dürrnberg
- Admission to the Celtic Museum in the town of Hallein
- The history of the famous Christmas song at the Silent Night Museum in Hallein