Even today, salt deposits can be found in the mines near Dürrnberg in Hallein, just a few kilometers from Grödig. Here you can visit the labyrinth of tunnels which today make up the visitor’s portion of the mines. Dressed in the traditional garb of the local miners, visitors travel down deep into the mines. Here you will learn about how salt was mined and why working in the mines was so dangerous.
Already some 2500 years ago, the Celts searched after this salt. One sight not to be missed is the ride on the mine’s subterranean salt lake. Slide along the polished miner’s slide made of wood into the realm of this world of salt. Not to worry, though, you’ll see daylight again at the end of the tunnel.