Schweizer Salinen Riburg

Salina Helvetica - Experience salt, snow and ice in Riburg

From stone to brine to fine-grained salt - follow the production process of this vital food and guarantor of mobility on Swiss roads on the Salina Helvetica tours. You can experience salt in many different ways at the Swiss salt works. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of salt!

Guided tours

A winter without de-icing salt? Unthinkable! Year after year, the Swiss salt works ensure that Switzerland remains mobile even when Mother Hulda is at her best.

On this tour of the Riburg salt works, which has been in operation since 1848, you will learn lots of interesting facts about de-icing salt and winter road maintenance. Embark on a journey back in time, when salt extraction still required a lot of muscle work, visit the historic drilling towers and find out how salt was extracted in the past.


Salinen Riburg Bohrturm

Largest wooden dome in Switzerland

Have you ever seen 100,000 tons of salt? The salt warehouse is the largest domed building in Switzerland. Let yourself be surprised by the dizzying size that salt can take on.

Registration for a public tour

Saldome Salinen Riburg

Get married in the salt works.

While you take unforgettable photos during the couple's photo shoot in the impressive Saledom and under the blossoming trees, your guests enjoy a guided tour of the Riburg salt works. Everyone can toast together over an aperitif with salty snacks and Swiss shrimps on request.

Get married in the Swiss Saltworks

Saline Riburg Lagerhalle mit Salzbergen

Further information

Offer for groups

  • Public tours: Saturdays
  • Group offers on request incl. aperitif
  • Price: CHF 12 per person. Children (6-15 years): CHF 6.-
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Suitable from 6 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Content of the tour

  • Short film - a journey to the origins of the earth
  • Insight into the extraction and production of salt
  • Tour of a historic drilling tower
  • The highest salt mountain in Switzerland tells you its history

Contact and booking

Salina Helvetica
Rheinstrasse 51d
4133 Pratteln
+41 61 825 51 51

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