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:
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.)
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.)
Art on the Steinberg: Cartoon exhibition (on the first floor of Salzwelten Altaussee; open daily during the summer opening hours; Free entrance) Find more information, online tickets and opening hours on our website: https://www.salzwelten.at/en/altaussee
For more information, prices & opening hours visit: https://www.salzwelten.at/en/altaussee/prices-opening-hours
12.01.2022 to 06.04.2022: Evening tours every Wednesday at 17:00
Semester-holidays: 29.01.2022 to 27.02.2022: Childrens' Sally-tour every Wednesday at 15:00
01.04.2022 to 02.11.2022: daily tours at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, & 16:00,as well as year-round (excluding November) evening tours every Wednesday starting at 17:00
per person 20,- Europer child 10,- EuroChildren under 4 years are not allowed to visit the salt mine.