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Hallstatt Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Hallstatt Salzwelten: Welcome to the oldest Salt Mine in the world!

  • Risk a "World Heritage View" from the Skywalk 
  • Travel 7000 years in time!
  • Enjoy a cinema experience 400 meters below!
  • Join a pre-historic exhibition!
  • Visitor Center & Salzwelten-Shop at the valley station of the Salzbergbahn

Salt has been mined here, in the world's oldest salt mine, for 7000 years.
Stroll through the famous burial ground to the place where the legendary "Man in the Salt" was unearthed, and experience an incredible journey through time. This is an amazing experience for all, regardless of the weather.

In 1734 the fully preserved body of a prehistoric miner was found in the Hallstatt Salt Mine, known today as the "Man in Salt". Join an escorted tour of the Hallstatt Salt Worlds and examine the most sensational location of finds in the Alps – the place where the "Man in Salt" was found over 300 years ago.
The true story of the "Man in the Salt" begins in the "Miners' House". Throughout the tour you will discover fascinating facts about the history of the salt mines. Two long miners' slides take you deep undeground to the mystic salt lake. A mine train returns you safely and comfortably back into the daylight. Sturdy footwear and warm clothing are essential.

The Hallstatt Higher Valley
The Hallstatt miners used to live in this Higher Valley which can be reached today by mine train in just a few minutes. The new "Panorama Lift" and the viewing bridge allow you to enjoy the famous "World Heritage View" towards Hallstatt, the lake and surrounding mountains. There is a special theme trail through the burial ground, 2 exhibitions as well as a "show grave". For those who wish to learn more, an audio guide is available to hire in 10 languages and costs 2 Euros. This is available from the salt mine train ticket counter.
A visit to the beautiful sun terrace at the "Rudolfsturm" restaurant for refreshments is highly recommended.

Opening Hours
Open daily from February 2nd to September 27th, 2020

The salt mine tour is available to children aged 4 and over!

We advise you to bring sturdy footwear and warm clothing (7°C inside the mine)

Accessibility / arrival

- by car: parking area on P1, P2 and P3
- by train: arriving in Hallstatt you take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 15 minutes
- by bus: you arrive directly on the busterminal, from there it is a walk about 5 minutes

Parking fees

From € 3,50 per hour Fee for coach: € 40,00 per day (the saltmines refund the parking fee)

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
General price information

Adults € 34,00
Children (4-15 years) € 17,00

Children from four years up are welcome in the Salt Mines.

Payment methods
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Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • Student groups with school class
  • Students
  • Seniors
  • Handicapped
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Discounts for tour operators / travel agents
Discounts (Memberships)
  • ARBÖ member
  • ÖAMTC Member
  • OÖ Nachrichten (news)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 29.00
    € 2.00 dicount per family ticket
  • Family Card OÖ
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Other special suitabilities

Families, seniors, children 4 years

Please get in touch for more information.

The man in salt

Hear more about this topic! Also in english available!


Hallstatt Salt Mine
Salzbergstraße 21
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6132 200 - 2400
+43 6132 200 - 4400

Contact person

Salzwelten Hallstatt
Salzbergstrasse 21
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6132 200 - 2400

We speak the following languages

  • Other foreign languages: Audio Guides: French, Italian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish

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