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Seegrotte Hinterbruhl

Hinterbruhl, Grutschgasse 2A, Salzburg 2371, Austria
02235/26364
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Ranked #54 of 95 Attractions in Salzburg
Type: Geologic Formations
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Seegrotte involves an entirely different experience of going deep inside a gypsum mine to the promised boat ride on the “largest subterranean lake in Europe.” What’s not mentioned in promos about the lake is that to get there, you need to walk in the original miners’ steps down a long and narrow, cold tunnel, a compelling recognition of the dismal... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

and Europe's largest underground lake (boat ride included in tour) 3000 year old gypsum mine. during the war, planes were built there to avoid our bombing raids.. the Nazis then shipped them to wr. neustadt to install the engines, and that's where we destroyed them.

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A long walk down a damp and slippery underground hallway where they cheerfully tell you how they blinded horses that were used to work the gypsum mine and kept them in the mine for 20 years without coming up. Follow that with a description of the Nazi jet engine reseach conducted there without a mention of the slave labor used... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we felt that the entry price was a bit high for the tour. You walk through a long entry tunnel and then through several different large halls. The history is actually really fascinating and it would have helped if the exhibits were improved or updated with better explanations. Our guide spoke too quickly throughout the tour and often it was... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Really cool place but take note that the entrance tunnel is quite long and snug and any claustrophobics will probably take a pass at the front door. Don't worry though there's a nice cafe right next door. The history of the old mine is quite interesting, the caverns are really photogenic and the tour guide was quite knowledgeable and even... More

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Trinidad
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84 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The lake is awesome. It is the largest underground lake in Europe. The water is clear and even of drinking quality. The boat ride is short but still very enjoyable. It was an interesting experience.

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Costa Brava L'estartit
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Don't do it. In the 60/70s this tour would have been rated as great, but not today. Give it a miss and concentrate on Vienna or a walking tour, the Danube or a hire a taxi, rent a car and go where you wish to see the vienese country and hills.

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Budapest, Hungary
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hinterbrühlt was a simple mine with short guide. Europe largest underground lake is so clear and nice. In the cave, the "Three Musketeers" (by Disney) movie was filmed, so you can see original film sets. I think if you at the neighborhood go and see it, but this mine is not the most beautiful attraction in Burgenland :)

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Ivanka pri Dunaji, Slovakia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

the lake below is fantastic, bright and clear....but tour itself very short. worth a visit, but don't expect too much.

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Rome, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Visitors can tour the mine and take a boat ride across the underground lake, that is interesting and unusual. During WW2 here was produced a plane that was one of the secret weapons of the german Luftwaffe. I liked this place it but I cannot say this is a touristic attraction of the first order.

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