Note for visitors: Please read
As mountain railways in Austria are considered public transport and FFP2 masks are compulsory on buses and trains, this also applies to the funicular railway up the Salzberg in Hallstatt. Please keep this in mind during your visit to the Hallstatt Salzwelten. In addition, the operators of the exhibition mine and the Skywalk recommend that you wear an appropriate mask in closed areas such as the shops, the valley and mountain stations and the “Knappenhaus “ (miners' house). Thank you for your understanding. Your editorial team
On top of Hallstatt
The historic Rudolfsturm Tower once was a fortification to defend the mining area against invaders and served as the home of the director of the mines. The tower still offers a gorgeous view over the village of Hallstatt and its lake, while the restaurant provides a variety of delicious local dishes as well as a cup of good coffee and a piece of home-made cake.
Those looking for a bit of excitement and want to enjoy the breath-taking Alpine panorama of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, then the impressive viewing platform on the Salzberg is just right. The so called ‘World Heritage View’ hovers 350 meters above the roofs of Hallstatt and offers a unique panoramic view over Lake Hallstatt and the impressive mountain scenery. The new visitor attraction is located directly below the former defence tower on the Hallstatt Salzberg (salt mountain).
---The Bronze Age Explorer Map
Under the motto "Come with us into the world of Eri and Udlo", the Salt Worlds in Hallstatt are offering a free additional offer for all families during the Austrian summer holidays, i.e. from the beginning of July to 11th September 2022. Mum, dad and the kids can join Eri and Udlo on their way to the entrance of the oldest salt mine in the world to search for six chests. Whoever finds all six will receive a salty reward in the Salzwelten shop! You can also get more information about this family offer when you buy your ticket at the ticket office in the valley station. Just ask for it. Have fun!
Tue, May. 24, 2022
Salt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt,
Jul. 4 - Aug. 5, 2022
10:00 — 16:00
Tue, Jul. 5, 2022
13:00 — 17:00
Salzberg , Hallstatt
Tue, May. 24, 2022 Salt mine (Salzwelten) Hallstatt, Hallstatt
Jul. 4 - Aug. 5, 2022 10:00 — 16:00 Salzberg , Hallstatt
Tue, Jul. 5, 2022 13:00 — 17:00 Salzberg , Hallstatt
More from Mount Salzberg in Hallstatt
Fairytale landscapes high above Hallstatt. With thrills on the Skywalk and culinary delights in the Rudolfsturm. For all those looking for short excursion routes. A "must" during your wintry Hallstatt visit.
Hallstatt | Rudolfsturm: Standing at the entrance to the Salzberg high valley above Hallstatt, the original structure of the Rudolf’s Tower was a medieval defence tower dating back to the ate 13th century.
The flagship store at the cable statiom in Hallstatt offers year-round a wide assortment of souvenirs and salt products such as the natural salt line of the Salinen Austria "Spirit of Salt".
Hallstatt | Salzberg: Everyone needs a bit of excitement! 350 meters above the rooftops of Hallstatt: The spectacular viewing platform "World Heritage View" on the Salzberg (salt mountain). A must to be experienced!
Hallstatt | Echern Valley: The brand new via ferrata in Hallstatt is certain to be an exciting challenge for keen rock climbers. Attention! "Echerntalwand" via ferrata in Hallstatt is closed due to a forest fire.
Sweet tooths will find everything their heart desires high above the old salt mining town. Double pleasure at a historical place ...
The year is 1846, when the salt mine manager Johann Georg Ramsauer discovered the Hallstatt burial ground on the Salzberg high valley.
Hallstatt | Salzberg: Prehistoric necropolis situated at the elevated plain over Hallstatt, object of scientific research with over 4,000 graves that are still to be uncovered.
Bronze Age Cinema - 400 metres underground
Come and see the oldest wooden staircase in Europe at the new Bronze Age Cinema! Find out about the 7000-year old history of salt in an ancient salt mine! Working in collaboration, the Museum of Natural History (NHM), Vienna and the team at Salinen Austria AG have developed a new entertainment concept for Hallstatt: the new Bronze Age Cinema, located 400 metres underground. In 2002, the oldest wooden staircase in Europe was discovered in the prehistoric part of the Salt Mountain at Hallstatt. Following years of research, the new venue, which showcases the story of the ancient staircase, has now opened in 2015. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, a fictional story has been devised around the character of Udlo, a Bronze Age boy from Hallstatt. Now, in the new cinema, one day in the working world of the Bronze Age is brought to life. This is the first time that an animation has been projected directly onto an original archaeological object. Thousands of years of history meet hi-tech, and the latest research findings ensure this is an impressive experience for the visitor.
Active Vacations around Lake Hallstatt
With its world of breathtaking mountains around Lake Hallstatt, the area around also offers everything for a unique and unforgettable active vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Whether families, children or young adults, singles, groups or active vacationers – here everyone finds just what they've been looking for. The breadth of opportunities for your sports holiday in Hallstatt in Austria, combined with famous spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl, makes designing an active and regenerating vacation child's play.