Salt Mine Hallein, Hallein

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Learn about the history and the importance of "white gold" at Salt Mine Hallein, the world's oldest salt mine. The mine dates back at least 7,000 years to the time of the Celtic tribes. It has served as a museum since World War I. Take part in a treasure hunt by following the mysterious, ancient miners' tunnels into the mystical mountain. Take a 400 m (1,300 ft) electric train ride to reach two sets of 42 m (138 ft) wooden slides. Slide down to the lower level of the mine on a wooden rail. Take a boat trip across an underground lake before exiting the mine. Planning Hallein trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • It was one of the most memorable experiences in Salzburg. Located in approximately 30-minutes drive from historical center of Salzburg, it provides very interesting tour in salt mines with 15-minutes....  more »
  • Definately a full place to ho with you kids. The say kids below 4 can not enter but really they don't check just be aware, that even with the fun duck (which only speaks german) the little one can.....  more »
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  • Great experience - especially when traveling with kids (note - age 4 and above) as the train and the slides are very nice. But even when traveling without kids this is a must-see. The salt mining history in the Salzburg area and mechanics behind mining in within the mountains are fascinating.
  • About a 2 hour drive from Munich we visited on a Sunday. It’s advisable to precook your tour time then you can skip the queues and go straight through to the changing area. Your given boiler suits to protect your clothes and keep you warm! The tour takes around an hour and your provided with a small audio unit to listen to facts about the mine. The highlight of the tour for us was the wooden slides!
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