Salt Mine at Mount Durnnberg near Hallein

From a Salzburg tourist info site:
“A visit to the oldest salt mine in Europe is a special experience.
Here on the Durrnberg you can step through the same tunnels that the Celts used to mine salt over 2,500 years ago.
From the days of the Celts to the Salzburg Archbishops, salt brought riches and prosperity.
A visit to the salt mine on the Durrnberg is a journey back in time to when salt was still called “White Gold”.
Plunge into a mysterious underground world, thunder through tunnels far below the surface in the miners’ trolley, plummet into the heart of the mountain on speedy parallel slides.
Observe the world’s first salt gallery, the Celtic dioramas and the Celtic grave.
Glide across the subterranean salt lake on a mystical mist of sound, and hear the fascinating story of the “Man in Salt”.”
Allie had to stay at home with the baby, so Stefan joined us for an afternoon of learning about salt. The slides were awesome!!!!

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Celtic grave- check out the skeleton!

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When we were in the tunnel, we actually crossed the Austrian border into Germany. Thank goodness we didn’t need our passports!

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