manThe town of Hallein, located just 10 minutes from Kuchl, boasts a historical district with the imposing homes of former prosperous merchant families, inviting plazas and narrow lanes. Stroll through the vibrant Old Town, relax at a street-side cafe, bistro, or one of the ice-cream parlors. Go on a shopping expedition or visit the famous "Silent Night Museum". Culture, too, plays a prominent role in Hallein - especially the Pernerinsel which, during the summer months, has served as a venue for over 20 years for performances that are part of the Salzburg Festival. The Celtic Museum, too, draws visitors from around the world - gaze in astonishment at the beaked jug, one of the most valuable finds in the Eastern Alps dating back to Celtic times. hallein.com

maedelHallein's most famous local mountain, also a destination for therapy-seekers, is the Dürrnberg, a source of salt and healing waters. This uniquely beautiful setting invites visitors to enjoy hikes, exhilarating rides on an Alpine Slide, or explore "Salina" Celtic village. It also promises adventures and mysticism in the world's oldest mine to open its galleries to the public. Set out in search of "white gold", push into the very depths of the mountain, cross the subterranean border betwen Austria and Germany, and marvel at the salt lake. TIP: Take advantage of the ALL-IN-ONE TICKET - pay once and visit 4 different attractions. With the All-In-One Ticket, you only pay for admission to the salt mine. Admission to the Celtic Museum, the Celtic Village and the Silent Night Museum is then free when you present your All-in-One Ticket.