Learning for Life: the "Subterranean Classroom"

Theoretical knowledge is important. But if you combine theory with practice, what you learn sticks in your brain – teachers know that. That’s one reason why more and more students take part in the program called “Subterranean Classroom”. History you can touch and experiment with. Learning has never been this much fun!

Our guides – specially trained mine guides, incidentally – will take you and your students on a journey into this fascinating world of salt, miners and “salt princes”. They will answer all of your questions about history, mining technology, the lives the miners led, and much more. Because theoretical knowledge you can actually put into practice is twice as valuable, every school class also receives its very own salt experimentation bag. This contains a wide selection of salt products, additional information and instructions for experiments. With this solid foundation, young researchers can deepen and broaden their knowledge once they are back in their own classroom, or even at home

All-inclusive with the "Subterranean Classroom"

We want you and your students to feel completely comfortable while you are here. In order to guarantee your kids an exciting day and provide a solid foundation for further study, the Salt Mine Team has come up with a number of excellent ideas.

Amongst other things, every class receives a special "Salt Mine Package", which includes:

  • a "Salt Researcher Bag"  
  • various salt products  
  • detailed information about the theme of salt
  • instructions for a variety of experiments  
  • a small salt shaker for every child  
  • an A2-size annual planner with class photo as a souvenir of these extraordinary lessons below ground

Information for Teachers

No waits for your students: Make arrangements in advance for 2021 so you don't lose any valuable time. Register your class for the salt mine by sending an email to our Salt Mine Team at hallein@salzwelten.at or phoning +43 6132 200 8511. You will be able to arrive with your class and enter the mountain immediately at the time you have chosen. With no stress and no standing in line.

The complete current program for school groups can be downloaded here.