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Beneath the glittering lakes and snow-dusted mountains of Austria’s Lake District, the subterranean world of the Salzburg salt mines (Salzbergwerk) spreads out in a network of underground mines and tunnels. Used to mine “white gold” since the Bronze Age, the historic salt mines at Hallstatt and Berchtesgaden are now popular attractions.
- Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt, 4830
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Learn all about the life and work of salt miners! Mascot Salzi accompanies you throughout the tours of Berchtesgaden salt mine, an exciting journey back in time to a fascinating world of salt hidden deep within the mountain.
White gold has been mined at the Berchtesgaden salt mine without interruption since 1517. Since 2007, it has offered innovative visitor experiences unlike any other mine in the world! Visitors are taken on an adventurous guided tour into the very depths of the Salzberg mountain. Before entering the mine, you will be outfitted in functional overalls for good reason, since the temperatures inside the mine are a constant +12° C.
During the tour, which lasts about one hour, the train covers a distance of some 1400 meters. The main attractions of the salt mine include
On a total area of 6,000 m², you will encounter impressive multimedia installations. An unforgettable adventure for big and small!
Above ground, too, the Berchtesgaden salt mine promises intriguing experiences for explorers and interested visitors. Beginning at the salt mine itself, a saltwater pipeline leads down a 150-meter tunnel to the town center of Berchtesgaden. Where many other attractions await!
- Bergwerkstraße 83, Berchtesgaden, 83471
- 08652 60020
Sep 08, 2010 · Beneath the glittering lakes and snow-dusted mountains of Austria’s Lake District, the subterranean world of the Salzburg salt mines (Salzbergwerk) spreads out in a network of underground mines and tunnels. Used to mine “white gold” since the Bronze Age, the historic salt mines at Hallstatt and Berchtesgaden are now popular attractions.
Salzwelten Salzburg: Discover a new interactive world of salt experiences! “Everything’s new!” is the apt motto on the Dürrnberg. Aside from the new reception area, you are now greeted by an interactive journey through time and the entire salt cycle: Allow us to introduce you to the world of modern salt production.
- Salzbergstraße 21, Hallstatt, 4830
- 06132 2002400
According to Rick Steves' 2007 Germany & Austria book, there's a salt mine 9 miles above Salzburg above the town of Hallein (www.salzwelten.at). You can get a "Salz Erlebnis" ticket at the Salzburg train station that covers admission, train, & shuttle bus tickets (round trip for 21 euros). Steves' says this one is better than Hallstatt.
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