Salzwelten Salzburg, Hallein

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Learn about the history and the importance of "white gold" at Salzwelten Salzburg, 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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • We were a little bit late but the customer service rep ushered us along with another group. We had the BEST tour guide! Really a great experience!  more »
  • Trains, slides, body suits to go inside the salt mines, the boat, the tunnel (Austria / Germany border in the middle), a lot of history. All of that put together along with a knowledgeable guide...  more »
  • 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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