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Special Tours Hallstatt

Prehistoric Expedition 7.000 Years of Salt excavation in the world's oldest salt mine

For adventurers: prehistoric expedition into the heart of the mountain

If you are really interested in the history of salt as well as of Hallstatt, Hallstatt Salt Mine has a quite extraordinary highlight to offer. By advance registration, you can book a prehistoric expedition that takes you together with archaeologists to places most visitors don’t normally get to see. The oldest wooden staircase in Europe, an original rope from the Bronze Age, thousands of burnt-out kindling torches and the story of the "Man in Salt" bring history to live. A new exhibition space even invites you to feel what it’s like to swing a Bronze Age ax. All visitors are certain to be left with lasting impressions! A yearning for adventure, good physical condition and no fear of dark tunnels are essential for what is sure to be a fantastic experience. We look forward to seeing you here!

July & August 2023 - every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

prehistoric Expedition 
(July & August, Tue & thu 10:00 A.m., Registration required***)

Adults € 80,--
Children (10-15 years)
(Children from the age of 10 years are able to attend at the Prehisthoric Expedition)
€ 40,--

*** This tour takes several hours and leads you away from the regular tour route. Good physical conditions and no fear of nerrow tunnels are essential for the tour. Funicular ride included in the price.

The oldest fully preserved wooden staircase in Europe deserves its own blog. In the "Staircase Blog" operated by Archaeological Research Hallstatt, you can read when and where the staircase was found, what purpose it fulfilled, plus lots of other fascinating details. Follow the following link to the STAIRCASE BLOG of the Vienna Museum of Natural History.

Salzwelten Hallstatt "Private Tours" The new VIP Tour

Private Tours through Hallstatt Salt Mine

Beginning in June 2019, Hallstatt salt mine offers exclusive guided toursLed by a private guide, guests will explore the secrets of the world’s oldest salt mine. VIPs will be greeted at the reserved parking area by a specially trained guide and will then travel together up to the high valley. The content of the tour is tailored to the special wishes and interests of customers: including the Skywalk World Heritage View skywalk, the grave fields, prehistoric mine, mining technology, subterranean salt lake and the miners’ slides.

world premiere awaits visitors in the separate VIP room: VR glasses provide a precise 3-D depiction of the mine as it was back in the Bronze Age.

During this four-hour tour, visitors are treated to extraordinary insights as well as personalized service. Includes parking, refreshments and a souvenir photo.

Experience Hallstatt Salt Mine like no one else. See what others don't get to see. Decide for yourself precisely where you go as you discover the secrets behind the world's oldest salt mine. 7.000 years of history just waiting to be explored. The ultimate VIP experience away from the regular tourist paths. No waits, unbeatable service, one-of-a-kind impressions. You and your private guide will explore Hallstatt Salt Mine on a route designed especially for you.

special guided tour "Private Tours"  


  • full personal service
  • VIP room with VR glasses
  • “SKYWALK“ world heritage view and grave fields
  • private funicular ride
  • Prehistoric Mine
  • 65 m miners' slides
  • personal VIP parking
  • duration 4 hours  
€ 110,00 / person*
(max. 10 people)

flat rate
€ 350,00

*Registration required

Still have questions about our guided tours, prices or times? The Salt Mine Team is always glad to assist. You can reach us by email or just push the request-button. We look forward to hearing from you!

Salzwelten Destination Guide & Audio Guide

Hier können Sie sich Ihren Audioguide für die Salzwelten herunterladen. Es sind die Standorte Hallein, Hallstatt und Altaussee auf dieser App zusammengefasst.