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Salzwelten, Hallstatt

Learn about the history and the importance of the world's oldest seasoning at Salzwelten. Take a guided tour through the largest active salt mine in Austria. Embark on a mysterious journey through earth's history. Walk through endless tunnels along the shimmering walls of colored rock salt. Stop at the Chamber of Inner Light and the Chapel of St. Barbara. You can slide down into the heart of the mountain on two miners' slides directly to the underground salt lake. Experience the widely used mineral with all your senses. Remember to wear sturdy shoes and dress warmly. Put Salzwelten into our Hallstatt itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hallstatt.
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  • The tour is well structured and organized. After check-in, mine clothes are handed out. Afterwards, we pass a small exhibition to a large waiting room, where one of the tour guides receives. In the goose march it goes into the mountain. The tour is divided into individual stations from various film screenings in a meaningful lyrised and illustrative way. Highlights are the two mine slides and the exit with the mine train from the mountain. The whole tour is very synthetic. Salt in mining form hardly meets you. The direct reference is lost. Children do not have the possibility to solve or find their own "salt chunks". Especially in an active mine, there would be more possibilities in this regard to present the working methods of the time and today in a clear and practical way. At the exit, instead of a salt chunk, a mini salt shaker is issued. (Family card 83€)
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  • In my childhood I visited the salt mines of Hallein with my parents. The reminder of the white coats and the long wooden slides with men who with ropes determined the tempo down had always existed. When I stayed with my family in Salzburg, I once again visited this salt mine. The white coats and brown trousers were still there. This also applies to the wooden slides (two pieces), but the ropes and inhibitors were no longer there (since 1974). The tour was well organized. The guide led us around and gave explanations in German and English. On the way we got to see some videos that told the story of the mine. Interesting. All in all, the tour took about 70 minutes. The kids loved the little train and the slides great. Again a great experience. We did not visit the Celts village.
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