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Choosing the best Salt Mine tour.

Hello everyone!
I am going to be in Austria the beginning of September. I have been reading about a couple of the Salt Mine tours. I am looking at either Hallein or Alpenstrasse. I am looking for fun and adventure. Any suggestions?

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We went to the Hallein mine and it was great. Unique because you can go into Germany and the boat ride on the underground lake.

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Our family with teens just visited Salzburg and took a half day trip by postbus to Salzbergwerk in Berchtesgaden. We all enjoyed the tour, learning all about the mining of salt and had a lot of laughs. We wore headsets to translate the tour to English. We are glad we did the tour. Have fun!

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We did the Hallein tour last June. Lots of "fun", minimal "adventure". Riding the wooden slides from one level to another is really enjoyable. The underground boat is a little gimmicky, but still a lot of fun. Well worth the visit. And you will learn a lot about Salzburg on the tour. The little town of Hallein is also worth a visit. The Franz Gruber museum is there, and also some fun streets to stroll and enjoy a gelato.

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We just took the tour of the Salzbergwerks in Berchtesgaden last week and it was really fun and interesting! They have a great audio tour that goes along with your ticket if you don't understand German. It's a fun mix of sliding from one level to another (you can walk if you don't want to slide), a boat ride underground, and succinct yet interesting displays and videos about how they mine the salt. We has a great time!