Salt mines Salzburg

Salt mine at Mount Durrnberg near Hallein

Salt Mine near Salzburg
Mount Durrnberg Salt Mine near Hallein

A visit to the oldest salt mine in Europe

is a special experience.

Here on the Durrnberg you can step through the same tunnels that the Celts used to mine salt over 2,500 years ago. From the days of the Celts to the Salzburg Archbishops, salt brought riches and prosperity.

A visit to the salt mine on the Durrnberg is a journey back in time to when salt was still called "White Gold".

A mystical experience with a sense of history

Plunge into a mysterious underground world, thunder through tunnels far below the surface in the miners' trolley, plummet into the heart of the mountain on speedy parallel slides.

Observe the world's first salt gallery, the Celtic dioramas and the Celtic grave.

Glide across the subterranean salt lake on a mystical mist of sound, and hear the fascinating story of the "Man in Salt".

In addition, we take you to a Celtic village, one of the archaeological highlights of Salzburg Province.

getting there
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