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“Hallstatt Salt Mine”
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Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Hallstatt
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Hallstatt Salt Mine”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Fantastic and worth every pennt. The slides and train ride were fun and worth the death defying trip up the mountainside!

Visited October 2012
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“Exciting and interesting and not to be missed”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a brilliant trip. I returned to experience it after forty-two years. (I was very very young when I first visited!!!!!!!) Allow plenty of time - approx two and a half hours. Take the funicluar up to the 'dusembarking level'. Then allow approx 15-20 minutes to walk upto the Mine - there is much information en route. It is a vrey steep climb however. The views are fantastic - have your camera at the ready. When you reaCH the Mine, then make sure you change into the protective clothing - believe me, you will need it. The actual tour of the Salt Mines takes approx one hour and thirty minutes. The Guide we had was brilliant - she gave an Explanation in German at every stop, and then (albeit a little shorter) in English. BE WARNED!! There are two slides to whizz down. Two strips of polished wood. You sit, legs splayed over them, leaning backwards. You are warned not to touch them with your bare hands - or they will burn. As I am in my 60s I was a little unnerved - thought I would tip off. However, when you have done it, it is a case of 'Great! Glad I did it) The Underground lake and the light and sound show are both superb. You are finally taken back by a 'train'. You are presented with a small phial of salt. The shop is full of wonderful salts. Great experience. BUT WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES!!! Enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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“Don´t miss!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The visit is sensational for both adults and children. It starts with the view of Halstatt and the lake. The visit is guided, and the explanation is in English and German. There is a very interesting audio visual about the formation of the salt mine and the prehistory. The slides and the train that are used to move around in the mine are very entertaining. A Must See!
Be sure to bring warm clothes because the temperature is around 10 ° C

Visited September 2012
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My advise is to take the funicular early to have time not only to take the tour into the salt mine , but also to enjoy the 15 min walk up to the mine or to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and town .
The tour is fun and educative and I am sure the kids will love it especially for the two slides.

Visited September 2012
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“Wow, do not miss”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Visit it the salt mine and learn the history of the ancient that how they did it in the time before history.

Visited October 2012
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