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Salt Mine Hallein

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The Bishop´s salt and Salzburg´s beauty The Salzwelten will take you into two thousend five hundred years of salt mining tradition. The pit railway, the miners slides and a raft will convey you to mystical places in the depths of the mountain. There you will meet the Salt Prince Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau whose rise to power and fall from glory are both a moving story and closely connected to the history of salt mining. The salt of Bad Dürrrnberg once gave name to the land and city of Salzburg. Since 3rd April 2004, Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau himself has been guiding our visitors through the redesigned salt mine of Bad Dürrnberg. He tells about the white gold that already 2,500 years ago was mined by the Celtic people. The Prince Archbishop became a wealthy man and used the money he earned by mining salt to build one of Europes most beautiful cities. In order to mine larger quantities a new technologie had to be invented. Salt not only made him a rich and well known man but also was one of the reasons why he was sent to the dungeon of Salzburg´s fortress. There he stayed until his death and was not allowed to meet his lover Salome or one of his children. Enjoy - the long miners´ slides - the crossing over the underground salt lake - the trip on the miners train - the Celtic village Children are admitted to the mines from the age of 4 years

Salt Mine Hallein
Austria Mines & Caves

3 Ramsaustraße

Telephone: +43 6132 2002400
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SalzburgerLand CARD€16.80
Closedon EverydayFrom 12:00AM to 12:00AM
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