Important Information at a Glance

Knowledge adds spice to your life. During our “Subterranean Classroom”, students experience a truly exciting day out of school – with educational benefits to last a lifetime.

So that you can plan your "Subterranean Classroom" perfectly, on this page we have compiled important information and the most frequently asked questions for you. Have even more questions or do you need assistance in planning the details of your school trip? The team here at Altaussee Salt Mine is glad to help.

Before getting started: Useful information at a glance

  • For what age group is the "Subterranean Classroom" intended?The themes addressed in the "Subterranean Classroom" are ideal for children ages 6 to 15.
  • How long does the full program last? The "Subterranean Classroom" lasts about 1.5 hours.
  • How long does the tour take? A guided tour part of the "Subterranean Classroom" takes around 90 minutes.
  • How many people can participate in the "Subterranean Classroom" at the same time? In order to give you and your group optimal attention, we limit group size to 50 people. If groups are divided up, the subsequent group begins their tour about 15 to 30 minutes later.
  • What else should we be aware of? Temperatures inside Altaussee Salt Mine are a relatively constant 7 degrees Celsius. Which means, regardless of the weather or season, the mine is always rather cool. In other words, you and your pupils should wear warm clothing as well as a pair of sturdy shoes. Do that and nothing more will stand in the way of a totally relaxed visit to our mine!

Mine Quiz: 150 euro for your class activity fund

How is salt mined? And who is the patron saint of miners? Questions your students will know the answers to thanks to our “Subterranean Classroom” and our expert guides. And if all of the questions in our “Mine Quiz” are answered correctly, you even have the chance to win 150 euro for your class activity fund! The question sheet is available at the Salt Mine ticket office.

Information for Teachers

Now is the perfect opportunity to make reservations for your school class. With no stress and no waiting in line, able to enter the mine at the exact time you have chosen. Contact us by email to or phone us at +43 61 32 200 2400 to register your class with the Salt World Team. We look forward to hearing from you.

The complete school program is available here for download.