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Salt mines

Salt mines

Ramsaustraße 3, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg, Austria

Phone 0043 6132 200 8511
Fax 0043 6132 200 8518
On a treasure hunt in the Salzwelten Hallein

Salt was earlier described as “White Gold” and it is a fact that the deposits created the treasure chamber of the region, millions of years ago in the Dürrnberg, near Hallein. More than about 2,500 years ago the Celts were already mining this precious gift of the mountain, which is proved by the impressive traces they have left behind.

In the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, both large and small, from the age of four take part in a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient miners’ tunnels for many kilometers into the mystic mountain.