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Salt Mine at Bex (Mine du Sel)

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Address: Bex, Bex, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)24 463 03 30
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This mine is working since the 15th century and it is still producing salt today. The part, where there is no production can be visited. First the visitors get an overview (video... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Goldau, Switzerland
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Goldau, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This mine is working since the 15th century and it is still producing salt today. The part, where there is no production can be visited. First the visitors get an overview (video show) about how salt was and is produced in these mines. This show takes place in a big hall, made by men. A little train (which transports also... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Its a non-operational mine. Worth a visit. More than 230 years old but still well preserved. Gives us an idea how rock salt is taken out. Good for kids to learn.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Allow 2 hours for your visit. They recommend to book in advance as there are timed tours, but we visited last week and had no problem. We did take an audio guide, as even my wife, who is French, couldn't clearly understand the French spoken by the tour guide, who was obviously not French. The tour was very interesting, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a really well run and interesting. They have multilingual guides but for 4fr get an electronic guide. Would add that it is not for anyone slightly concerned with small spaces, the train takes you 1600m into the mountain and you are sitting down with inches above your head. Very interesting.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the salt mines at Bex. It is a fascinating place (still a working mine) and the whole tour is pretty well organized. The highlight is definitely the 1.5 km journey on the special train deep into the mountain. Our guide gave all his explanations in French (they go by the majority of the people... More 

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Beringen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a rainy day in August, we decided to go and visit the Salt Mine at Bex and we were surprised in a very pleasant way. The place was busy but the guide was very good, friendly and professional. With a small train they take you into the mine and the guide explains what you see inside. You get a... More 

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Porrentruy, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really interesting two hour guided visit accessible for all ages (except those in wheelchairs). The visit is surprisingly popular, so don't forget to reserve either on their website or by phone!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

we visited the mine as it looked like the only thing to do in the rain and really enjoyed it. The guide spoke french but there were a couple of films with english, german and itaian subtitles. I never expected a salt mine to be so interesting! Not for claustrophobics however...the little train that takes you into the mine is... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

One not that nice day, we decided to go visit the Bex salt mine. We didn't have a reservation but we got in with a group at a time that wasn't even announced on the website. The tour is almost 3 hours long (could be shorter with better logistics) and very informative. I had visited a salt mine before but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Bex salt mines looked like a good day out with the weather set to be wet. You can only enter the mine as part of an organised tour. As this day was busy we had to wait for 90 minutes. Confusingly there was nothing on our ticket (Chf 20 each) to say what tour we were booked on. It... More 

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Address: Bex, Bex, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)24 463 03 30
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Bex

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