© Panoramic view of the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
Panoramic view of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)

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Hallstatt Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich

  Due to the third lockdown, the cable car will NOT open from 25 December to 10 January 2021.

Further information under: +43 6132 2002400 or info@salzwelten.at

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

Because of the enormous volume of traffic, we advise you to travel by public transport!

Salt mine Hallstatt:
Salt has been mined here, in the world's oldest salt mine, for 7000 years.
Stroll through the famous burial ground to the place where the legendary "Man in the Salt" was unearthed, and experience an incredible journey through time. This is an amazing experience for all, regardless of the weather.

The oldest salt mine in the world, Europe’s oldest wooden staircase and the free-floating Skywalk with its “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above the ground: Hallstatt Salt Mine is a mine of superlatives. Come with us on a journey of discovery, back to the very beginnings of salt mining some 7000 years ago, and experience the history of Bronze Age mining, recounted today in spectacular fashion thanks to state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including a Bronze Age Cinema 400 meters below ground. Here, you will experience up-close the very breath of history. Welcome to Hallstatt Salt Mine!

The Hallstatt High Valley
Here, 360 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt, time briefly seems to stand completely still. When you step out onto this imposing viewing platform, walk the 12 meters out to its tapered point, rest your hands on the railing and gaze out on the untamed natural beauty before you – that’s when you will understand exactly what we mean.
It looks breathtakingly beautiful, seemingly jutting out into nothingness: The “World Heritage View” lookout platform was officially dedicated in 2013 and has been a magnet for visitors from every corner of the globe ever since. No wonder: When you stand on the “Skywalk”, Hallstatt lies right there at your feet. You look down on the world-famous World Heritage town, the cradle of the Hallstatt Period. Sparkling mystically, Hallstätter See nestles up against the medieval town like a fjord, flanked wonderfully by the spectacular panoramas of the Dachstein.

Because of the enormous volume of traffic, we advise you to travel by public transport!

If you have to deal with the enormous volume of traffic, we advise you to travel by public transport!

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From June 4, the Salzwelten are open daily again.
09:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed from 2.11.2020 until indefinitely!

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)

Accessibility / arrival

- by car: parking area on P1, P2 and P3
- by train: arriving in Hallstatt you take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 15 minutes
- by bus: you arrive directly on the busterminal, from there it is a walk about 5 minutes

Parking fees

From € 3,50 per hour Fee for coach: € 40,00 per day (the saltmines refund the parking fee)

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
General price information

Adults € 36,00
Children (4-15 years) € 18,00

Children from four years up are welcome in the Salt Mines.

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Mobile and online
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • Student groups with school class
  • Students
  • Seniors
  • Handicapped
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Discounts for tour operators / travel agents
Discounts (Memberships)
  • ARBÖ member
  • ÖAMTC Member
  • OÖ Nachrichten (news)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 31,00
    € 2.00 dicount per family ticket
  • Family Card OÖ

  • 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.

The man in salt

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Hallstatt Salt Mine
Salzbergstraße 21
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6132 200 - 2400
+43 6132 200 - 4400

Contact person

Salzwelten Hallstatt
Salzbergstrasse 21
4830 Hallstatt

+43 6132 200 - 2400

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

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