Hallein

About Hallein

Hallein is the second biggest town in the Slazburg province. the main reason to visit is the Dürrnberg salt mines.

The mines (Salzbergwerk Hallein) are easily visited on a day trip from Salzburg. On guided tours, visitors walk downhill from the ticket office to the mine entrance, then board an electric mine train that takes you deep into the caverns. From here, you go on foot through galleries, changing levels by sliding down polished wooden slides before exiting the mine on the train that brought you in. An underground museum traces the history of salt mining back to ancient times.

Hallein is connected to Salzburg, 10 miles (16km) away, by both train and bus. From here there's a cable railway to Dürrnberg, but it's possible to walk as well.

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