Hallstatt Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

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

Due to the enormously high volume of traffic, we strongly advise you to travel by public transport!


An Unforgettable Trip to the Oldest Salt Mine in the World
The wind gently brushes your face. Far below, the Hallstättersee sparkles. The houses along the shore are brightly lined up. You feel the vastness, squint into the sun, enjoy the warmth... and think about how you recently explored the tunnels deep within the mountain. You slid down wooden miner slides and walked in the footsteps of millennia-old history – in the Salzwelten Hallstatt, the oldest salt mine in the world!

Before you can explore the tunnels of the world's oldest salt mine, you first take the funicular steeply uphill. In just a few minutes, it takes you 360 meters up to the Hallstatt high valley. Did you know that people were mining salt here 7,000 years ago? This makes Hallstatt the oldest salt mine in the world! Evidence of this long-past era is the burial ground in the Hallstatt high valley. At several stations – such as the walk-in show grave – you can learn a lot about the prehistoric settlers and the world-famous place that gave an entire epoch its name.

Underground: Miner Slides, Bronze Age Cinema & Co.

After a short walk through the Hallstatt high valley, the Salzwelten Hallstatt greets you with a hearty "Glück Auf!" In the Knappenhaus, your exciting journey into the mountain begins: First, you walk into the mountain on foot, where you and a Salzwelten guide roam through the tunnels, slide down the miner slide, and learn exciting stories and facts about salt mining. There is also a record in the world's oldest salt mine: The oldest wooden staircase in Europe was found in the prehistoric Hallstatt tunnels – built 2,800 years ago! Today, the staircase is the star of the "Bronze Age Cinema" 400 meters underground. This is probably the deepest cinema in the world. A rapid ride on the mine train brings you back to daylight.

After exploring the depths of the mountain, another highlight awaits you – in the truest sense of the word: the Hallstatt Skywalk! A twelve-meter-long platform that juts out into nothing! Do you dare to go all the way to the tip? If you do, an unforgettable view awaits you, including an adrenaline kick – over the world-famous Hallstättersee, the UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstatt, and the surrounding mountain landscape!

Aktuelle Öffnungszeiten:
23.3.2024 - 26.10.2024: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
27.10.2024 - 6.1.2025**: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
*last exit 30 minutes before the start
**24.12 and 31.12 closed

Exact opening hours & prices can be found at: www.salzwelten.at
Children are allowed to visit the Salzwelten from 4 years on!
We recommend sturdy shoes and warm clothing (8° in the mine)

  • Registration required


855 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:

Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Hallstatt
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Aussee, turn onto Koppen street via Obertraun to Hallstatt
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Hallstatt
by train
Attnang-Puchheim – Stainach-Irdning lines
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt

by bus
bus 542/543
arriving at bus stop “Hallstatt Lahn”
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

Parking fees

P1/P2/P3/P4 Short term tariffs 15 minutes free 1 hour: 4.00 Euro 2 hours: 7.00 Euro 3-4 hours: 9.00 Euro 5-6 hours: 9.50 Euro 7-12 hours 10.00 Euro From the 13th hour: daily tariff 15.00 Euro Lost ticket: € 30 Bus fee: € 80.00 per day For buses: Please contact Hallstatt PEB GmbH - www.peb-hallstatt.com

Shuttle service

Bus shuttle to the hotel in the centre

Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
Food and drink available

Cafe, restaurant, kiosk

  • Shop
Guided tour

Guided Tours:
The temperature in the mine is around 8°C, so warm clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended. The visit to the Salzwelten is WEATHER-INDEPENDENT, eliminating any planning uncertainties!

Duration of the underground tour: approximately 90 minutes
For your travel planning, please allow at least 3 hours for your stay!
Maximum group size: 70 people per tour

INFO for bus groups: If you are arriving in Hallstatt by coach, it is essential to book a bus slot at www.hallstatt-parking.com. Unfortunately, without a bus slot, it is not possible to travel to Hallstatt.

For more information, visit us at www.salzwelten.at

General price information

Adults: € 40,00
Children (4-15 years): € 20,00

Children are allowed to visit the mine from the age of 4 years.
(The cable car is already included in the price)

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Diners Club
Mobile and online
Apple Pay
Klarna Logo Klarna
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    4-15 years: € 20,00
  • Student groups with school class
    € 20,00 per person
  • Families
    Children with accompanying parent: € 18,00
  • Groups
    from 20 persons: € 38,00 per person
Other discounts

Salzkammergut Card, SalzburgLand Card, other guest cards

Discounts (Memberships)
  • 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.


Hallstatt Salt Mine
Salzbergstraße 21
4830 Hallstatt

Phone +43 6132 200 - 2400
E-Mail info@salzwelten.at
Web www.salzwelten.at/
Web www.salzwelten.at/de/hallstatt/berg…

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Contact person

Salzwelten Hallstatt
Salzbergstrasse 21
4830 Hallstatt

Phone +43 6132 200 - 2400
E-Mail info@salzwelten.at
Web www.salzwelten.at

Legal contact information

Salzwelten GmbH
Salzbergstraße 21
AT-4830 Hallstatt
UID: ATU 36919108

We speak the following languages

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

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