Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

Date: Mon, Mar. 12, 2018
Location:  Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstraße 1, 4830 Hallstatt
Info: Daily open from 3rd of March to 9th of December 2018.

The world’s oldest Salt Mine

Whether as an alternative to hot summer days, an outing for rainy weather, or simply for any reason at all, a fantastic trip through the world’s oldest salt mine, the Salzwelten (saltmine) in Hallstatt, is a wonderful excursion for all types of weather and occasions. The tour is a must-see and one of the top tourist attractions during a vacation in Hallstatt.

Since more than 7.000 years the high mountain valley of Hallstatt has determined – due to the vital importance of salt – the destinies, privations and achievements of the local people. Encounter the legends at every turn from the dark past and the glowing power of the “White Gold”. Doubtless there are only a few places in this world where one feels the historical significance to such an extent as in this small valley – in fact a whole epoch of mankind became known worldwide as “The Hallstatt Era” (800 until 400 BC).

On the traces of the »Man Preserved in Salt«

Deep in the mountain, in the fascinating world of the underground, where humans have been mining salt since thousands of years has nowadays become a world of undreamt-of impressions, fun and adventure: a miner’s slide, a subterranean salt lake and an exciting trip with the mining railroad are the highlights of the Salzwelten Hallstatt.

Daily tours

From the middle of April to the beginning of November, the daily tours of the Hallstatt Salzwelten invite visitors to tread the mine’s secretive paths and explore unique treasures of mankind. As you journey through geological history, not only will you gain intriguing knowledge, but all your senses will be engaged in a world of spectacular fantasy and captivating imagination.

Our tip: During your visit to the Salzwelten in Hallstatt, we would greatly recommend a detour to the Hallstatt Sky Walk. This spectacular viewing platform sits high above Hallstatt and offers an idyllic panoramic view of Lake Hallstatt and the breathtaking alpine landscape ranging from the Sarstein to the Plassen mountains.

Please take note that depending on the season, the operating times for the funicular to the Salzberg (salt mountain) and the visiting times for the Salzwelten vary. Exact information can be found under “Information at a glance”. We hope that you have an unforgettable experience during your visit to the Salzwelten of Hallstatt.


Date: Fri, May. 4, 2018 , 13:00 — 17:00
Ort:  Salzberg , 4830 Hallstatt
Ever Friday from May to September 2018. Duration of tour: approx. 4 hours. Reservations required


© Salzwelten AG | 'Prähistorische Expedition' durch die  Salzwelten Hallstatt

Hallstatt - Small village with a great history

The picturesque village on the lake with the same name owes its existence to the rich salt deposit of salt in the mountain of Hallstatt. 7000 years ago, as the prehistoric humans from Hallstatt began to take the salt from the salt mine who would of guessed, that this little village would give its name to a period in history – the Hallstatt period (800-400 BC). Rich findings in Hallstatt and the upper valley of Hallstatt gave this village international recognition; even today discoveries are still made in the salt mountain of Hallstatt.  Among the most beautiful places of interest are the oldest salt mine in the world and the ossuary in Hallstatt, a romantic boat ride on Lake Hallstatt, a trip to the breathtaking cave world in Obertraun and a visit to the Lake Gosau with the mighty Dachstein glacier. Additionally, Bad Goisern is popular in the summer with hikers and bikers. In winter guests are lured in by the ski areas of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Ski and Freeride Arena in neighboring Obertraun with perfect slope conditions. We wish you an unforgettable holiday in Hallstatt!

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Information at a glance

  • Opening hours
    Salzberg cable car 2018
    03.02. to 25.03.
    Frist ascent: 9.00 hrs.
    Last descent: 16.30 hrs.
    26.03. to 30.09.
    Frist ascent: 9.00 hrs.
    Last descent: 16.00 hrs.
    01.10. to 09.12.
    Frist ascent: 9.00 hrs.
    Duration of the ascent: about 3 minutes
  • Opening hours
    Salt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt

    Closed from 27th November 2017 until 2nd of March 2018
    3 March to 25 March 2018: 9.30 to 14:30 hrs.*
    26 March to 30 Sep. 2018: 9.30 to 16:30 hrs.*
    1 Oct. to 9 Dec. 2018: 9.30 to 14:30 hrs.*
    *Start of the last tour,
    last ascent 14:00 hrs. (until 25 March)
    or 16:00 hrs. (from 26 March)
    or 14:00 hrs. (from 1 Oct.).
  • Prives 2018
    Salzwelten Hallstatt

    Cable car & entrance salt mine
    Adults: 30.- Euro
    Children (4-15 years): 15.- Euro
    Family ticket (example 2 adults + 1 child): 63.- Euro
    Single ticket (example 1 adult + 1 child): 10.- Euro
    Additional children (only family- or single tickets): 12.- Euro
    Further prives DF Download.
  • Time Manager
    Salzwelten (Salt mine) Hallstatt
    for the salt mine and the “Welterbeblick” viewing platform
    Ascent and descent with a visit to the ‘Salzwelten’ - the oldest salt mine in the world and the “Welterbeblick“ (World Heritage view) viewing platform about 3 hour.
    Ascent and descent with a visit to the viewing platform “Welterbeblick“ viewing platform about 1 hour.
    Walking time on the salt mountain of between 50 minutes and 1 hour.
    Please note that the ascent and descents depend on the number of visitors
  • Your contact to the
    Salzwelten Hallstatt:(Salt Mine)
    Salzbergstraße 1
    4830 Hallstatt / Austria
    Phone: 0043 (0) 6132 200 24 00