© 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


Altaussee Salzwelten (Salt Mine)

Altaussee, Steiermark, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The “Mountain of Treasures”: the biggest active salt mine in Austria

The Altaussee salt mine looks back on a long and, above all, eventful history: all beginning in the year 1147. For it was in then – incidentally, also the year when the name Austria was used for the first time – that salt mining in Altaussee was first chronicled. But did you know that “white gold” continues to be mined here even today? And that Altaussee is the biggest active salt mine in Austria? You will collect your own personal treasure trove of memories during your tour of the salt mine: In passageways lined by pure, shimmering, orangey-red rock salt, you will walk deep into the heart of the mountain. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the Barbara Chapel, sculpted completely out of rock salt, by the legendary salt-leaching chambers, and by the smooth-as-glass salt lake.

Our tips in July & August:

  • Themend tour: “Bombing Michelangelo”: Every Wednesday at 5 p.m.; Reservation in advance required

Tip: adventurous expeditions underground

A little bit removed from the regular tour routes inside Salzwelten Altaussee, a selection of special guided tours are also offered. Particularly atmospheric: an evening tour through the “Mountain of Treasures” (every Wednesday, except November, 5 p.m.)

Graphic Novel Exhibition: Since March 22, 2024, the Graphic Novel Exhibition has been taking place in the Steinberghaus. During regular opening hours, you can visit this exhibition for free in the Salzwelten Altaussee. You can find more information here: Salzwelten

Childrens Tour available in German only.

Special Tour: "Bombs on Michelangelo"
How did the brave Altaussee miners manage to save the priceless art treasures from destruction and why did some of those treasures surface a little later in the backrooms of nearby inns – you will learn all about this in a special 90-minute tour (July & August, Wednesday, 5 p.m.)

Find more information, online tickets and opening hours on our website: https://www.salzwelten.at/en/altaussee

Suitable for:

Children are allowed to visit the mine from the age of 4 years.

For more information, prices & opening hours visit: https://www.salzwelten.at/en/altaussee/prices-opening-hour

  • Registration required

  • Parking area for disabled: 2
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Food and drink available
  • Shop
  • Guided tour
General price information

per person 22,- Euro
per child 11,- Euro
Children under 4 years are not allowed to visit the salt mine.

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Mobile and online
Klarna Logo Klarna
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    € 11,00
  • Families
    Children with accompanying perent: € 10,00
  • Groups
    Groups from 20 persons: € 20,00
    Schoolgroups: € 11,00
Discounts (Memberships)
  • ARBÖ member
  • ÖAMTC Member
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults Euro 16,00
    Additional Euro 2.00 discount on family tickets!
    Children from the age of 4 are welcome in the Salzwelten
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Adults € 16,00
    € 2,00 discount on family tickets!
    Children from the age of 4 are welcome in the Salzwelten
  • Family Card OÖ
Other discounts

Dachstein Sommercard, and other guest cards

  • 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

Please get in touch for more information.


Altaussee Salzwelten (Salt Mine)
Lichtersberg 25
8992 Altaussee

Phone +43 6132 200 - 2400
E-Mail info@salzwelten.at
Web www.salzwelten.at/de/altaussee
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Contact person

Salzwelten Altaussee
Lichtersberg 25
8992 Altaussee

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

Legal contact information

Salzwelten GmbH
Salzbergstraße 21
AT-4830 Lahn
UID: ATU36919108

We speak the following languages


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