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Salz Welten

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Address: Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
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+43 6132 2002400
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Take the panorama funicular railway up the mountain at Hallstatt to...

Take the panorama funicular railway up the mountain at Hallstatt to discover the mysterious attraction of this mystical area. The path leads to the tunnel mouth and into a unique underground world first dug by hand more than 3000 years ago: many kilometres of tunnels lead deep into the rock interior. Enjoy a day full of fun and information at the Salt Mine Hallstatt for the hole family.

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Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg
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Oh what a ride!!!

(2011) It was so interesting to learn about the salt mine and take this walk through time and history. The best part was the slide at the end of the tour!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jon K
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

(2011) It was so interesting to learn about the salt mine and take this walk through time and history. The best part was the slide at the end of the tour!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun activity for any age! A tiny-bit claustrophobic at some spots, but fun definitely takes over and you forget about anything else! Requires some walking to get to the salt mine tour entrance from the lift (about half-mile). Beautiful view from the top!

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Thank Marina K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of Hallstatt. It was such a fun experience, froin going up the mountain, dressing up, going into the mine, sliding down... You should definetly do this!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salz Welten is an underground salt mine and is located in the hills directly above the town of Hallstatt, Austria. This mine advertises that it is the first and oldest salt mine in the world but I am not sure if that is true (it looks old though). Hallstatt is located on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt about 50... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide, was lovely to look through the old salt mine, very informative and the views from up there and breathtaking.

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Thank Alisha B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved the history and definitely the slides. There are hidden shows as well. And the final train ride out of the mines. Really worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

At first I read that the mines were shut in November but they extended the opening months but bear in mind the last guided tour of the mines is at 2:30pm. The tour lasts about an hour and includes a cable car up the mountain. The tour had a great mix of history, geography, seeing things, tasting things and fun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

After a beautiful drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt, we were ready to tour the salt mine. We were initially put off by the unfriendliness of the guy operating the funicular but he was the only unpleasant person we encountered. It was quite a hot day, and it's a steep walk to where the tour begins after you get off the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I would say, never ever miss this tour while in Austria.It's worth every penny you pay for and is a lifetime experience especially for people coming from the east.You have to experience it rather than reading this to understand why I give a 5 rating for this place. Yes you get to see the old salt mine in detail, walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was a really well done tour. The tour takes account all members of the family when going round with exciting slides and rides for children (and grown ups).

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