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Salzwelten Hallstatt, Hallstatt

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Learn about the history and the importance of the world's oldest seasoning at Salzwelten Hallstatt. 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 Hallstatt into our Hallstatt itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hallstatt.
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  • BORING. BORING FOR KIDS. BORING FOR ADULTS. BORING, i got out with 0 information..the tour guide speaks 2 languages and so u have to wait till he is done with the german and then moves to ENG... 
    BORING. BORING FOR KIDS. BORING FOR ADULTS. BORING, i got out with 0 information..the tour guide speaks 2 languages and so u have to wait till he is done with the german and then moves to ENG...  more »
  • It was a very interesting guided tour in the oldest salt mine of the world. Everybody has to wear a protective clothing which is given 10-15 minutes before the tour starts. There were so many great... 
    It was a very interesting guided tour in the oldest salt mine of the world. Everybody has to wear a protective clothing which is given 10-15 minutes before the tour starts. There were so many great...  more »
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  • We had very great experience at Saltmine Hallstatt, they have researched a lot on how Salt was trapped in the mountains before 7000 years how people found out and started digging the salt about 3000 years ago, how people were dressing, how was the tools that time, how was the life of the miners, the world's oldest man made staircase. All these details were explained very well also in English The most fun part was miners slide and train, that is real fun.
  • The salt mine in Hallstatt is a very interesting place to visit for families and couples. The tour guide speaks in German and English, but there is also an app that you can download which includes an audio guide in MANY languages including Hebrew. The whole experience starts with riding the cable car to the top of the hill/mountain and a small hike/walk with beautiful views of Hallstatt with audio guide until you get to the salt mine entrance. There are bathrooms in the entrance to the salt mines. They will give you pants and button down shirt to wear before you start the tour in your size. The tour has a variety of media and also two wooden slides which makes it fun and interesting between the explanations. There are displays of different kinds of salt from around the world, an explanation of how the salt it extracted from the mine, how the mine formed, and how it was discovered many years ago. During the tour you will see videos as well. At the end of the tour, you take a small ride on a kind of tram/train thing out of the mine. This place can also suit older people or pregnant women. The slides are not mandatory - there are stairs for people who prefer that. Overall, a really information and cool place to visit. The only down side is the price which is pretty high 71€ for two people.

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