SALT IST THE “ESSENCE OF LIFE,” AND ITS HISTORY IS DEEPLY INTERTWINED WITH THE ROOTS OF SALZBURG. EXPERIENCE A THRILLING JOURNEY THROUGH TIME IN FOUR EPOCHS AT SALZWELTEN SALZBURG. VENTURE INTO THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN VIA THE MINERS’ TRAIN, WOODEN MINERS’ SLIDES, AND THE MYSTERIOUS TUNNELS OF SALT. ENJOY THE ADVENTURE OF THE CELTIC VILLAGE, MODERN SALT MANUFACTURING, AND ENRICH YOUR VISIT WITH OUR AR APP, COMPLETE WITH A TREASURE HUNT TO TRULY EXPERIENCE THE KELTEN.ERLEBNISS.BERG (CELTIC MOUNTAIN).
Ride the miners‘ train deep into the Dürrnberg and begin thrilling time-traveling adventure through the history of this ancient mine. Starting with the modern mining and salt production, journey back into the glamorous Baroque era, then into the murky Middle Ages, all the way back to time of the Celtic miners of the Iron Age. The mountain offers plenty of action too, with high-speed miners’ slides and its maze-like tunnels. A raft ride across the mystical salt lake transports you to the iridescent world of Baroque Salzburg.
During the tour, you will cross the only subterranean border between Austria and Germany, ride the mine train, and glide down two miners’ slides deep into the mountain.
The Celtic Mountain – A Family Adventure
Directly beside the mines, discover a mountain full of historical adventure for children and adults alike!
Stroll through the authentically reconstructed SALINA Celtic village and see the mountain through the eyes of the ancient Celts as you wander from hut to hut. Our newly designed info center opens a window into the history of human settlements on the Dürrnberg, providing intriguing insights into the work conducted here by archaeologists. If you’d like to explore this Celtic history further, you can marvel at the actual original artifacts discovered here at the Hallein Celtic Museum in the city of Hallein.
In our BAD ISCHLER Salt Manufactory, the only publicly accessible saltworks in Austria, visitors can watch live as our unique pyramid-shaped salt crystals grow and are hand scooped. Learn about the process and gain an inside perspective into the daily routine of the salt masters creating our one of a kind products.
The fun continues with our themed playground. Complete with salt tunnel tubes and a miniature miners’ train to bring the mining experience to even our youngest guests. In the meantime, older guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Salzach valley, and the majestic sweeping sights of the surrounding countryside.
Enrich your visit even more with an interactive treasure hunt and virtual reality enhanced selfies with the famous beaked jug of the Dürrnberg. The Salzwelten App offers playful fun for explorers of all ages who are curious to discover the world of the ancient Celts and the history of salt.
Helpful tip: Entrance to the Celtic Mountain is included with no extra charge with your Salzwelten tickets.
5 .2. - 31. 3. 2022
10:00 - 15:00*
1. 4. - 2. 11. 2022
9:00 - 17:00*
3. 11. 2022 - 8. 1. 2023
9:00 - 15:00*
*Start of last guided tour