Salt isn’t just educational – it’s also lots of fun!
What is “the essence of life” exactly? What tools did people use 7000 years ago to dig for salt? What does brine taste like? And what is it exactly? Why does rock salt glisten an orangey red? And who will break the speed record on the miners’ slide? Questions upon questions, all of which will be answered on a class trip to one of the three Salzwelten locations in Salzburg, Hallstatt or Altaussee!
Going down, please! Into the subterranean classroom…
Boring class trips are old news! Nowadays, they are way more mystical, exciting and instructive!
But where exactly? At the three Salzwelten locations in Salzburg, Hallstatt and Altaussee.
Because that’s where we have moved the classroom underground! Deep inside the mountain, where people have been mining for “white gold” for roughly 7000 years, at first the Celts, later the prince-archbishops. An excursion inside the salt mine is an expedition into history, into a world of intriguing tales. With multiple opportunities to touch and participate, an experience the children will never forget. Two other benefits: A trip into the salt mine works just as well on hot days as it does in rainy weather. Meanwhile: Teachers don’t have to worry about organizing a thing – we will take care of it all! Our “subterranean classroom” is suitable for elementary school children (ages 6 to 10) as well as middle school pupils (ages 11 to 15). But here’s how it works:
Step 1: Select one of the three locations
Each location has its own particular theme focus: At Salzwelten Salzburg and the Kelten.Erlebnis.Berg., you will set out on an exciting journey through time spanning four eras of salt mining – in the process, learning everything there is to know about the “essence of life”. Including a visit to Austria’s only salt manufactory open to the general public. At Salzwelten Hallstatt, you will experience an unforgettable excursion into the depths of the world’s oldest salt mine and, on the Skywalk, float high in the sky above Hallstatt. At Salzwelten Altaussee, you will descend through historic mine galleries of orangey red rock salt and learn all about the spectacular story surrounding Hitler’s looted art works, hidden away in Austria’s biggest still-active salt mine.
The choice is yours! Which location would you like to take your trip to?
Step 2: Consider whether you would like to book an additional offer
Our “subterranean classroom” educational program at Salzwelten lasts, depending on location, between 70 and 90 minutes. That’s why, for those who are planning an all-day school trip, we have also put together exciting (also when it comes to pricing) combo packages that include other excursion destinations and sightseeing attractions in the surrounding area.
Details about the various packages can be found here:
Step 3: Reserve in advance by email or phone & save
Already know? If you reserve your school or youth group’s visit with us in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning +43 61 32 200 2400, we will be able to offer you a special price for early bookers. Also, you won’t have to stand in line at the ticket window when you get here!Reserve now!