Salzwelten Salzburg

Salzwelten Salzburg, Hallein: Hours, Address, Salzwelten Salzburg Reviews: 4.5/5

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Salzwelten Salzburg

Salzwelten Salzburg
4.5
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The Salzburg Salt Mine 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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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo, CA1,001 contributions
Outbreak Risks!
Oct 2021
Interesting tour. A little overpriced. But the biggest concern was the risk to COVID!

First of all, they cramp you with tons of other people. I mean you are literally seating between a stranger's legs and someone is in between your legs. Then they show you this fountain and tell everyone to put some on their finger and taste it. OMG! This is after everyone has touched common railings, etc. And they have people from all over the world clumped together. Yes, everyone is masked, but you can't touch common areas and then lick your finger. This place is causing local outbreaks!

Otherwise, it was mildly entertaining. Sliding down the miners slides was fun. The best park was hiking back to town. Great trail!
Written 25 October 2021
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Dear Backpacker_0905, thank you very much for your message and your feedback! We can ensure, that we take all the covid regulations seriously. Our staff is clearly instructed to make sure, that our visitors are tested or vaccinated. The staircase railings and other surfaces are getting disinfected every day. About our “salt well” I can ensure, that the brine comes directly fresh out of the mountain and it’s just used once. Stay healthy and enjoy your trip. Best regards, Harald & the Salzwelten-Team
Written 3 November 2021
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DCoester
Springdale, AR25 contributions
Great family adventure and you might learn something
Oct 2021 • Solo
Wonderful trip and adventure to center of a large and ancient salt mine. Tour was both in German and English and took us through a journey on the history of salt mining tracing roots back 2,600 years. Fun with the cart train ride into the mountain with two slides bringing us lower and lower. We crossed border from Australia to Germany and back with deepest point at 210 meters below the surface. Loved it
Written 13 October 2021
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Dear DCoester, thank you for rating! We are happy that you had a great time visiting the Salt Mine in Salzburg. Best regards, Viktoria & the Salzwelten-Team
Written 19 October 2021
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Hirlsa
Munich, Germany3,283 contributions
High ticket fee but also helps to keep maintained/safe. Modernized...
Oct 2021 • Couples
A great few hours. We really enjoyed this salt mine tour. It's presentations were clear . The exhibits were clear and understandable. Not like in the 'salt mine Berchtesgaden'. The films were informative. Easy to understand. The boat crossing was not a light and sound show but a film about the salt mine from beginning to end. Cool slides!

P.S. tour guide 👌
Written 4 October 2021
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Dear @troopermini1, thank you for your great review! We are happy that you liked and enjoyed the visit in the Salt Mine Salzburg. Best regards, Viktoria & the Salzwelten-Team
Written 5 October 2021
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Heather L
Toronto, Canada52 contributions
Worth it
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very informative and interesting.
Starts with a video - then you put on some outer clothing. It is a bit colder underground. Head to a sort of train - where you straddle the seat. For some reason the train only went so far - then we walked - make sure you wear sturdy comfortable shoes. It was dark in some parts of the walk.
The visual effects were great. The guide was very good and spoke in both German and English- although he spoke a lot longer in German - so unsure of what we missed. The slides are fun.
You end up walking across the German - Austria border a couple times underground which is cool.

Well worth it for a couple hours
Written 9 September 2021
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Dear Heather, thank you for your great rating & review! Best regards, Viktoria & the Salzwelten-Team
Written 13 September 2021
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Koen & Myriam
The Hague, The Netherlands150 contributions
Amazing what people did in the old times
Aug 2021
Absolutely one of the highlights of our Salzurg visit. Don't be scared by the high entry price of €30 (there are discounts for families), it is worth every penny. Guided tour (the only way to get in) is well organised. Tickets with time slot can be booked online. Temperature inside the mine is 10 deg, so put on long trousers and a vest. Reserve 2,5 hours in total for the visit, including the visit to the celtic village, which is not so interesting, except for a demonstration of the salt extraction.
We combined the mine visit with a visit to the Liechtensteinklamm, 45 mins further south.
Written 6 August 2021
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Dear @koenb137, thank you very much for your positive review! Best regards, Viktoria & the Salzwelten-Management
Written 17 August 2021
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Annie S
16 contributions
Awesome!
Jul 2020 • Family
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!
Written 16 July 2020
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Dear E4175MNannies, thank you very much for your feedback! We're happy that everything turned out well and you enjoyed the tour through the salt mine! Best regards Magdalena & the Salzwetlen-Team
Written 12 August 2020
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KJain
New Delhi, India1,130 contributions
So much fun!
Oct 2019
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 makes the place totally worth a visit. And of course a souvenir shop and a coffee shop to relax.
Written 26 May 2020
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Hello @GlobeTrotterrrrrrr, thank you for your feedback! We're happy to hear, that everything was fine during your visit at the Hallein salt mine! Best regards Magdalena & the Salzwelten-Management
Written 12 August 2020
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Bama Bev
Buford, GA37 contributions
Such a fun excursion
Mar 2020 • Family
Slides- trains and information- the kids enjoyed it and the adults loved it. They do a great job incorporating education and fun! It’s a “must do” in my book!
Written 1 March 2020
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Dear bamabev95, thanks a lot for your positive feedback! We're happy that your whole family enjoyed the adventurous trip trough the salt mine in Hallein near Salzburg! Glück Auf! Magdalena & the Salzwelten-Management
Written 12 August 2020
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Celie
1 contribution
Something other than seeing castles
Nov 2019
Lots of salty tales about mining over the years. Train, slides and sample salt upon exit. Good for all ages, although there is also walking involved- if you have issues with that- be aware. If you are claustrophobic- maybe not for you.
No border patrol at the underground German/Austria border to get your passport stamped :/)
Something different to do- with some history thrown in for good luck.
Written 20 February 2020
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Dmitry Borodin
Moscow, Russia1,034 contributions
Very interesting experience!
Dec 2019
It was one of the most memorable experiences in Salzburg. Located in approximately 30-minutes drive from historical center of Salzburg, it provides very interesting tour in salt mines with 15-minutes lecture about its history and technology, and 40 minutes foot excursion inside the mountain. Lecture was given in English, German and Italian. During the tour you can experience 10-minutes drive on the little railway carriage and 2 short but amazing slide descents on wooden chutes.
The price was about 25$
I definitely recommend this interesting place!
Written 14 January 2020
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Dear DmitryB727, we want to thank your for your visit at our salt mine in Hallein near Salzburg and of course also for your positive and kind feedback! It is a honor for us, that the mine visit was the memorablest experience of your Salzburg visit. We hope to see you again during your next visit in Austria! Best regards Your Salzwelten-Team
Written 7 February 2020
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