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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. The cable car up the Durrnberg is no longer
present, but it is possible to take a bus to the entrance of the
Here is a link to the Salzbergwerk:
Note under "Anreise", that you can purchase a package that includes train travel to Hallein, bus to the Salzbergwerk, the tour through the salt mine, and entry to the Celtic artifacts museum.