Rheinfelden - a center for salt: The Rheinfelden region is home to two of the three sites in Switzerland where salt is mined. Without the discovery of salt deposits, there would be no brine baths and our food would be bland. The best way to find out why salt is essential to life and what role Rheinfelden plays in this is to visit the site. Here you can experience the mineral in all its facets.
Did you know?
The human body consists of about 70% of its weight in water. The salt content creates a pressure to which the body owes its stable shape and strength. Therefore, the continuous supply of salt is vital.
But the white gold can do much more: it has a beneficial effect on the body, joints and skin. It is also an important ingredient in pharmaceuticals. And as de-icing salt, it ensures that we get through the winter without ice.
How did Rheinfelden become a salt city?
Rheinfelden is a salt town. However, salt only gained importance in the middle of the 19th century.
The history of salt
Where does the salt come from?
How does the salt get on the plate and on the road? Visit the two salt works near Rheinfelden and get to the bottom of the white gold.
Swiss Salt Works Pratteln/Schweizerhalle
Swiss Salt Works Riburg
The basis for the bathing pleasures in the Rheinfeld brine baths of Hotel EDEN and the sole uno wellness world is Rheinfelder Natursole®. Learn more about the health-boosting brine and how it gets into the brine baths.
The salt from here for home.
Salt plays an important role not only in industry. We also encounter the white gold at home: be it as table salt, regenerating salt for the dishwasher, in the form of scrubs or as a bath additive. In the salt store of the Swiss Salt Works you can browse through numerous salts for all areas of life.
SOLEBAD EDEN & SPA EDEN
Wellness world «sole uno»
And where does the salt go?
In addition to pharmaceuticals and agriculture, salt and brine has numerous other applications. For example, it forms the basis for the Rheinfeld SwissShrimps. In fact, the waste heat from the saltworks is used to raise the shrimp. The salt mixture also comes directly from there. Learn more about this on the guided tour of the shrimp farm. Or go on a journey through the history of salt. Either on your own on the salt trail or book a guided tour with one of our guides and enjoy a delicious 3-course salt menu on the way.