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Bad Dürrnberg Salt Mine
On the Trail of "White Gold"
Fun, adventure and mystical moments await you in the ancient realm of "White Gold". Here, in the world's oldest mine to ever open its tunnels to the public, you will be setting out on a treasure hunt - for salt, of all things, once a very precious commodity - that will take you kilometers deep into the mountain. Things get underway with a ride on the old mine train. Then your guided tour takes you through the mine galleries and you will even cross the subterranean border between Austria and Germany. Films, small display stations and a multimedia show at the salt lake are highlights of the Salt Mine, providing fascinating insights into the arduous life of miners spent below ground. Slither down a traditional miners' slide into the depths below, then enjoy a raft ride across the briny water of the salt lake - accompanied by a beautiful play of color and gentle music.
You will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Celts who had been mining for salt here since 400 BC, and discover the mysterious world of the miners who dug kilometers upon kilometers of labyrinths into the mountains with their bare hands. Today, guests big and small are able to experience fun and adventure, and learn a lot in the process. Regardless of what the weather is doing outside - no matter whether heat or rain.
With the All-In-One Ticket, you get to visit the top sightseeing attractions in Hallein for just one flat price:
The two long miners' slides, a multimedia show & raft ride on a subterranean salt lake, a ride on the mine train and a visit to the Celtic Village - all part of an exciting and fascinating tour of the old mine complex.
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