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Salt Mine Hallein

Ramsaustrasse 3, Hallein 5422, Austria
+43 6132 2008511
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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 perfect day trip for families, groups or school classes.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wooden slides” (29 reviews)
“boat ride” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ramsaustrasse 3, Hallein 5422, Austria
+43 6132 2008511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's worth the cost. You should buy an online ticket before visiting (if planned), because it is very famous for other people, and the queues can be long. Otherwise it is a good experience for getting to know the history of the State Salzburg. Warm...More

Thank jungeologe
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to Hallein on a very rainy day. You dress up in overalls, travel in on a small train and then take miners slides down - you get the chance to do two so you can go faster the second time! Not...More

Thank pmw44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice experience and well conducted tours. Like many other places you have options for English and German Tours... The tour is very informative and the tour guide kept us engaged through the one hour duration of the tour. The slides are fun especially with...More

Thank umurali
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the salty tunnels and taking a boat ride across the underground brine lake is fun -- and they say inhaling salt is good for you. The shop sells good salt, too.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour itself was wonderful experience. We had a train ride and then a boat ride. There were also 2 slides which one can skip if unable to go on it but it is an excellent experience. The guide gives us a proper history of...More

Thank iswarya2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. And very informative about the historical salt mines. Equally good for kids and grown ups. The complete salt mines tour is made interesting by including rides, slides and even boat ride on under ground lake! Must visit if you are...More

Thank Kajin88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Th salt mine was recommended by staff at our hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour took about 75min and you take a motorize trail like and 2 slides and a boat - really lots of fun and very informative.

Thank garner58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't worry about a thing, it's beautifully presented and easily accessible for anyone. Your helpful multilingual guide will make sure you're okay every inch of the way through a couple of kilometres of tunnels that include two rides on very steep wooden slides and a...More

1  Thank JamesFRICS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mines themsleves are not functionla of that great.. the tour through them is unique though.. you take two wooden slides nearly 30 meters each and a small boat ride and a wlk through a tunnel and a open train ride.. all this makes the...More

Thank prasanashah1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went to the Hallein side though there is an entrance in Berchtesgarden. We sit on a train going in and then on slides to go into the salt mine. be careful with young children they can easily fall off the train. It was interesting...More

Thank marienjnj
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Hi, I understand there are two salt mines open to the public for tours, I'm not sure which one to do? We would love to go on the slides and the train, and the one with the boat/raft ride on the lake with the amazing luminous colours. We are a family with a 4-yr-old, and going to catch train/bus from Salzburg. Thanks!
9 December 2016|
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Response from Frances V | Reviewed this property |
The one we did had both slides and boat ride. We travelled with our teens and they loved it!
Johnson L
Hi all, How can i take a bus from Hallein railway station to Salt Mine Hallein? I cannot find the bus station nearby the Salt Mine Hallein. Thanks!!
26 November 2015|
Response from Scott R |
Line 41 runs from several points near Hallein. Get off at the Bad Durrenberg/Salzbergwerk stop on this line. That stop is directly across from mine ticket office and parking lot. From Salzberg take bus 170 (160 goes there... More
karin a
Is there any danger with the slides? Is there bottom body support on the slide or are you needing strength in your legs to go over the rails,hold on and balance? It's hard to tell from the pictures. Is this okay for some who are age 60 or 70, mobile but perhaps not so strong? How fast do the slides go? Like rollercoaster scary?
27 August 2015|
Response from Stefano D | Reviewed this property |
Gli scivoli non sono pericolosi anche se uno dei 2 è abbastanza lungo. Non si va di certo alla velocità delle montagne russe ma sono circa come gli scivoli comuni. Per coloro che hanno difficoltà di movimento non è... More
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