© 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)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


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!

The experience before the experience

Fascinating, exciting, thrilling! - Your journey into the Hallstatt period begins with the ascent to the Hallstatt high valley on the panoramic Salzberg cable car. There, from the free-floating skywalk, you risk a view of historic Hallstatt 350 meters below and of the World Heritage region. Immediately afterwards, you will be immersed in an epoch of mankind far in the past.

The path through the ages

Your path through the ages crosses the Hallstatt high valley, where approx. 1,500 graves with valuable burial objects have been uncovered to date. You will encounter a walk-through display tomb, which, together with audio guide information, will give you fascinating access to 7,000 years of Hallstatt culture and salt production.

Meet and greet with the man in the salt

From the miner's house, you walk through the mysterious tunnels into the mighty heart of the salt mountain. Here you will learn a lot about the legendary "Man in the Salt", who was found almost completely preserved almost 300 years ago. Like the miners once did, you will glide down two miners' slides into the depths, where a mystical salt lake awaits you.

Movie Time in the "Bronze Age Cinema

In the Bronze Age Cinema you will meet some great stars. For example, the oldest wooden staircase in Europe. An absolute highlight, which offers a perfect stage for the cinema. Or on Udlo and his clan. Around the hard everyday life in the Bronze Age, also revolves the film, which you will see in 4K quality more than 400 meters underground. A small mine train will take you back above ground.

Expedition into prehistory

If you want to delve even deeper into the mysterious history of salt production and Hallstatt culture, then book the prehistoric expedition. Equipped with a protective suit and helmet, you will explore the site of the man in the salt and many other treasures from the past with an archaeologist from the Natural History Museum in Vienna. The guided tour lasts about 4 hours and takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 13:00 in July and August. Do not forget to register!

What else you should know:

The Hallstatt Salt Mine is open daily from February through January for explorers ages 4 to 99. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing. For detailed tour times, prices and events, please visit our homepage: www.salzwelten.at/hallstatt.

Online ticket service

You have the choice: either buy tickets online (at home) and print them out or have them sent directly to your cell phone via SMS. Your advantage: no long queues! Everything else on www.salzwelten.at/ticket

Season ticket for the Salzwelten funicular: The 2023 season ticket can still be used until January 7, 2023, provided the Salzberg funicular is in operation as planned. Maintenance work will then be carried out. 

From February 3, 2024, the funicular will be in operation again, but only for a short time, namely until February 11. From February 12 to 17, the funicular will be out of service. 

Normal operations will resume from February 18. From February 3, 2024, "Salzwelten GmbH" will again offer locals the opportunity to buy a season ticket for the funicular. 

The prices, € 80 for adults and € 55 for children, will remain the same.

Experience a 360° panorama tour over Lake Hallstatt…

Aktuelle Öffnungszeiten:
2.11.2023 - 7.1.2024**: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
3.2.2024 - 22.3.2024: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
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
  • Shop
  • Guided tour
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.

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
  • Student groups with school class
    € 20,00 per person
  • Families
    Children with accompanying parent: € 18,00
  • Groups
    from 20 persons: € 38,00 per person
Discounts (Memberships)
  • ARBÖ member
  • ÖAMTC Member
  • OÖ Nachrichten (news)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 31,00
    € 2.00 dicount per family ticket
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Normal price / Special price
    Adults incl. ascent & descent EUR 40,00 / EUR 36,50
  • 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

Phone +43 6132 200 - 2400
Fax machine +43 6132 200 - 4400
E-Mail info@salzwelten.at
Web www.salzwelten.at/
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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

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

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