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“Fun for Kids”
Review of Salt Mine Hallein

Salt Mine Hallein
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Ice Caves, Waterfalls, and Salt Mines Private Tour from Salzburg
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Hallein
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In Hallein, the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, everyone from the age of four up can take part in a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient miners’ tunnels for many kilometres into the mystical mountain. The perfect day trip for families, groups or school classes.
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

A train takes you down app 200 metres and 1,2 km into the mine. You walk through a narrow cave and you will see some facilities and a three part film about the history. It is fun for kids, the level of know how provided is near zero. But using the slide and crossing a small lake with light show helps to fight a rainy afternoon. There is only one cashier, so you might have some waiting time, but there are tours every app. 20 min.

2  Thank Bobby1802
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

This place is combining fun and information. We went by train into the mine, slide down deeper and sail on boat. Sliding down is really funny. We can recommend this place for families with children, couples and friends too.

Thank VioletGr
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This tour was great fun. We took Bus 170 and bus 41 (about 30 minutes total and partially paid for by the Salzburg Card) and were delivered to the Hallien entrance! With the Salzburg Card, our admission was discounted. You begin by putting jacket and pants over your clothes. Being a cold snowy day, adding another layer of clothing made us bulkier. The pants are huge and come with a drawstring tie at the waist. Despite my best efforts to hike them up, the crotch fell at my knees. although possibly fashional to some observers, the saggy pants made walking difficult. There are two slides and two photo ops (pictures available for purchase at end of tour). Several dioramas with voice recordings in German line the path. There is a lot of walking through dimly lit tunnels where the trains once ran. Dark, damp, rr tracks. I nearly slipped and fell more than once. At the end of the tour, you remove your cover-ups and retrieve your backpacks and other valuables which you had to check earlier. Their systen for the storage of valuables was, IMHO, not secure. I immediately inventoried the contents to see if everything was there. It was. Photos of your "Whee" facial expression mid-slide are on sale here.

5  Thank d102macc
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Recommended if you like special experience. The whole tour is more than one hour.
If you go there by yourself, you better check the bus schedule first. Otherwise you may have to wait an hour for bus going to Salt Mine from Hallein train station. Join tour to go there maybe a easy way.

Thank oandp12
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Located near Salzburg, Austria, the Hallein Salt mine is a very interesting and educational attraction. One must be aware however that there's a great deal of walking and the mines also offers a relatively tight atmosphere so those with difficulty walking or having a problem with enclosed places need to take note..The mine has been worked for over 7,000 years since the time of the Celtic tribes and earlier and since WWI, serves as a mining museum. It helped ensure nearby Salzburg would become a powerful trading community. It's known for its long wooden slides between levels.There is a 90 minute guided tour which covers 1 kilometer. Visitors put on white coveralls to protect their clothes inside the mine. There is a 400 metres (1,300 ft) electric train ride into the mine which leads to two sets of 42 metres (138 ft) wooden slides. Visitors straddle two wooden rails and slide quickly down to the lower level of the mine. There is a boat trip across an underground lake before exiting the mine.

3  Thank Scotty4454
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