Hallein lies to the south of Salzburg and is located on the river Salzach in the Salzburg region of western Austria. The town has a rich history concerning the once booming salt mine industry and has deep roots steeped in Celtic history spanning back over 400 years.
Today Hallein is a pleasant historical town and provides a wide variety of sights and attractions – The immense Alpine landscape that surround Hallein are truly jaw-dropping and offer some of the finest hiking opportunities in the region. With its close proximity to both Salzburg and the German Alps, the possibilities Hallein provides are endless.
Lets explore the best things to do in Hallein:
1. Hallein Salt Mine
The White Gold is rife in the area of Hallein and there are many deposits that have been extensively mined in the area.
The Hallein Salt Mine is a fantastic and interesting place to visit and one of the oldest in the world.
The salt mine is located to the south of Hallein in Bad Durrnberg and provides fun entertainment for all the family.
See how a salt mine operated, learn about the history of mining in the area and explore the network of mining tunnels that still remain in good quality today.
Guided tours last around 70 minutes and children can visit the mine from the age of four upwards.