The Salt Mines

The third time is definitely the charm.

Yesterday, we went to tour an ice cave only to discover it was closed until May 1. This morning we headed to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. It too was closed; though I could see it perched atop a snowy peak. Can you?

image

After lunch, we ventured to Salzwelten (salt mines) near Hallein and — yes– it was open! We, along with our friends Dan and Kim Jape, were outfitted like salt miners…

image

before we straddled a little mine train to enter the oldest mine in the world open to the public. The Celts first mined here in 400 BC.

We moved between levels in the mine by sliding down wooden slides, then across a small lake aboard a big raft.

A lot of fun, but I was glad to be above ground to enjoy the spectacular day.

image

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s