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Altaussee Salzwelten (Salt Mine)

Altaussee, Steiermark, Österreich

An exciting experience for the whole family.

The largest salt mine in Austria will enchant the visitor
through the pure presence of salt. The only mine where the gangways lead through pure salt stone. Via two long miners’ slides, the visitors delve deep into the enchanted world down under.

During the Second World War, the tunnels of this mine were used to store invaluable works of art, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Dürer, Rubens and Vermeer. A prize-winning multimedia exhibition documents the courage and commitment of the miners to save these art treasures in April 1945.

"Bombs on Michelangelo"  or how the Altausse miners rescued Europe`s art treasures. Come and visit the original site of the dramatic recovery! Themed guided tours every Wednesday in July and August at 5:00pm.

During your subterranean tour, you will pass by mystical St. Barbara’s Chapel. The play of color here is impressive – the chapel shimmers in reds, yellows and oranges, and is made out of pure rock salt. Standing at an altar that was built by the miners back in 1935, to this day bridal couples continue to “tie the knot” – some 700 meters below ground. Two miners’ slides lead you into the depths of the mountain, to the shores of a salt lake. This spectacularly illuminated lake feels like a different world. As you have probably realized: In Altaussee Salt Mine, you are greeted by beauty in many different forms, wherever you look. 

International cartoon exhibition
With cartoons by Regina Vetter (CH), Dorthe Landschulz (FR, DE), Wolfgang
Menschhorn (AT) and a group of member artists from the Upper Austrian Illustrators Guild (AT) Curator: Michaela Maria Fuchs (
The exhibition is open daily during regular opening hours until 26.10.2020 (free admission!).

Important information:
The salt mines are a great experience for everyone! However, the law restricts admission to the salt mines to children ages 4 and up. Nonetheless, there is plenty for younger children to experience above ground as well!
Audio Guides available in these languages: D / E / I / F / SLO / CZ / H / RU / ES / HEB / LIT / SK
Special offers for groups. Free parking!

Find more infos, online tickets and events under

01.07. - 13.09.2020
09:00 am - 04:00* pm hourly

14.09. - 30.09.2020 + 24.10. - 01.11.2020
Guided tours at: 09:00 am / 11:00 am / 01:00 pm / 03:00 pm

1.10. - 03.12.2020

25.12.2020 - 06.01.2021 
daily guided tour at 5:00 p.m 
(31.12.2020 closed)

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  • Parking area for disabled: 2
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
General price information

per person € 19,00
per child € 9,50
Children under 4 years are not allowed to visit the salt mine.

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Mobile and online
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • Students
  • Seniors
  • Civil and military servants
  • Families
  • Groups
Discounts (Memberships)
  • ARBÖ member
  • ÖAMTC Member
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults Euro 16,00
    Additional Euro 2.00 discount on family tickets!
    Children from the age of 4 are welcome in the Salzwelten
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Adults € 15,50
    € 2,00 discount on family tickets!
  • Family Card OÖ
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (4 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Altaussee Salzwelten (Salt Mine)
Lichtersberg 25
8992 Altaussee

+43 6132 200 - 2400
+43 6132 200 - 4400…

Contact person
Mrs Helga Pucher
Lichtersberg 25
8992 Altaussee

+43 6132 200 - 2400
+43 6132 200 - 4400

Legal contact information

Salzwelten GmbH
Salzbergstraße 21
AT-4830 Lahn
UID: ATU36919108

We speak the following languages


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