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Sala Silvergruva

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We took a one hour tour down the mine and it was really interesting! I had no idea how hard mining... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
davidba2017
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Two-hour tour

The two-hour tour of the silver mine is excellent; the history is fascinating. Note it is... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2019
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We took a one hour tour down the mine and it was really interesting! I had no idea how hard mining used to be (or still is?). Our tour guide was so enthusiastic about everything and had a great sense of humour. I feel sorry for the visitors that came down last that may have
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The two-hour tour of the silver mine is excellent; the history is fascinating. Note it is surprisingly cold inside (2C in winter).
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Response from F0bbe, Marketing at Sala Silvergruva
Responded Dec 1, 2019
Thank you so much for your review, I understand you went on the Manager tour on the 155 meter level in the mine. A great choice, indeed! The story the guide tells on this tour is focusing on the mine in a more vast historical perspective. There are also many beautiful views and places to discover on this tour: the underground "lakes" formed by the ground water, the majestic caverns where silver ore once was excavated, the echo chamber, the Queen Christina shaft, to mention some of them. I hope we meet soon again at the Sala Silvermine. Welcome back! Regards, Fobbe, Sala Silvermine
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Tour guide was informative and the caves - somewhat creepy (read: cool). Hint - wear gloves, even in summer :)
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Response from F0bbe, Marketing at Sala Silvergruva
Responded Dec 1, 2019
Thank you so much for grading us with five out of five and for sharing the experience with us, I am happy you found the tour informative and that you were impressed by the huge cavities underground. The cavities are the remains of the ore bodies which were excavated during the centuries. Most of those visible on the tours were worked on in the 1700s. And I agree with you: it is cold downstairs in the mine: only +2°C. I understand from your review that you attended the two hour Manager Tour. Did you know we also have a shorter tour on the 155-meter level? The Pump Worker Tour is a one hour tour on the 155-meter level where you get to see and hear about the most important things you need to know about the Sala Silvermine and old times mining in general. Once again thanks for your review. Hope to see you here soon again. Maybe next summer already? We have a lot of news coming up which you will hear more about next year. Hope to see you then if not sooner. Welcome back! Regards, Fobbe, Sala Silvermine
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Hats off to Daniel, our tour guide, for delivering a four hr historical tour of the mine. I had read previous reviews with people complaining about the lack of English. Well, this was brilliant. He didn't go on and on in Swedish and then say just a bit in English. It was almost
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Response from silvergruva, Booking at Sala Silvergruva
Responded Oct 26, 2019
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you are more than welcome so visit us again! Our guides are very dedicated and they want to give you as much information as possible - not only in Swedish but in English as well of course. // Booking-team
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The visit to the Silvergruva of Sala is something we certainly recommend. The tour starts Over the ground with interesting explanations on the mine and the importance to Swedish history. The explanation is entertaining and available in English which is not always the case with
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Response from silvergruva, Booking at Sala Silvergruva
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! The mine is very beautiful and unique, indeed. It is a very special experience you won't see anywhere else. The tours are available in English and our guides are very dedicated when it comes to their knowledge about the mine and its history. Once again - Thank you! // Booking department
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