The old Salt Mine in Altaussee

Date: Thu, Jan. 4, 2018
Time: 19:00
Location:  Salzwelten Altaussee, Lichtersberg 25, 8992 Altaussee

© Salzwelten Altaussee

Deep inside the Altausee salt mine, in the Styrian Salzkammergut, 20 minutes away from Hallstatt, is a world waiting to be explored. A world that reflects the diversity of the events surrounding salt, its history and its importance in a fascinating way.

Seemingly endlessly long tunnels lead into the depths, pure rock salt shimmers in impressive colours on the walls and is seen in repeatedly new forms. Amazed visitors at the largest active salt mine in Austria are led past the “Chamber of Inner Light” and the “Chapel of St Barbara” before sliding down into the heart of the mountain on two miners’ slides: directly to the subterranean salt lake, which with its unique musical- and visual presentation is an unforgettable experience for the entire family. The diversity of the Altaussee Salt Mine fascinates young and old with a stimulating mixture of fun, excitement, wonder and knowledge. The Altaussee Salt Mine is now also open in the winter months for young (from the age of four) and old visitors. We strongly recommend visitors to wear stout footwear and warm clothing.

Enjoy a gentle tour

The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!

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Information at a glance

  • Opening times: Christmas holiday 
    From 25th of December 2017 to 6th of January 2018 daly guided tours 17:00 & 19:00 hrs. New Years Eve (31th of December 2017) ckosed.
  • Contact
    Salinen Tourismus GmbH
    Salzbergstraße 21
    A-4830 Hallstatt
    Phone.: +43 (0) 6132 200 24 00
    Registration for the guding tours in the evening with the bus shuttle: +43 (0) 6134 82 08 (Tourist office Hallstatt)
    Fax: +43 (0) 6132 200 44 00
  • Our advice: Conveniently download prices, opening times and other information for your holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, as a PDF on your tablet or smartphone. So you are always well informed and have all important information at hand.
    2017: Tariffs and Opening hours (PDF 600kB)

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