Hallstatt, Altaussee, Hallein: salt worlds in the Salzkammergut

The salt worlds in the Salzkammergut are considered particularly deserving of protection and once made the region rich. Home to the oldest salt mine in the world, Hallstatt was one of the most important settlements in Roman times due to natural salt deposits. Hallstatt salt world therefore looks back on a history of more than 3,000 years.

When visiting Hallstatt salt worlds, you take part in a journey through time and learn about the legendary “man in the salt”. The wonderful view of the lake village of Hallstatt, Hallstättersee and the natural salt mountains are further reasons for visiting Hallstatt salt worlds.

Salt worlds in Hallstatt; Altaussee, Salzkammergut

Salt worlds in Altaussee and Hallein

Altaussee salt mine is still one of the largest active salt mining sites in the world. As at the Dürrnberg salt mine near Hallein, which was the first salt mine to open its doors to the public, you follow the impressive trails of salt – a decisive product for the wealth of the whole region.


Opening hours of the salt worlds in the Salzkammergut

Hallstatt salt worlds:
29. May 2020 to 27. September 2020 daily from 9:30 to 16:30
28. September 2020 to 30. December 2020 daily from 9:30 to 14:30
24.12. and 31.12. closed

thematic tour: Prehistoric expedition between July and August,
every Tuesday and Thursday from 13:00

Altaussee salt worlds:
1. July 2020 to 14. September 2020 daily from 10:00 to 16:00
guided evening tours every Wednesday from 5 am

additionally between July and August every Monday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday from 15:00  Childern's tour with Sally

Hallein salt worlds:
4. to 21. June 2020 daily from 11:00 to 16:00
25. June 2020 to 13. September 2020 daily from 9:00 to 17:00

additionally between July and August every Tuesday and Saturday from 15.30
and on Sunday from 11.30 Childern's tour with Sally


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