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Salina Helvetica Schweizerhalle

From stone to brine to fine-grained salt - follow the production process of this vital foodstuff 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!

Salt as a raw material in chemistry.

The Schweizerhalle salt works has been extracting salt for various human needs since 1837. As salt plays an important role as a raw material in the chemical industry, various chemical companies settled in the Basel region early on.

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Guided tours.

The Schweizerhalle salt works offers you an insight into the entire processing of salt. Salt can be eaten, tasted and sprinkled. But from now on, salt can also be experienced!

The impressive evaporation cauldron, a mountain landscape made of salt and an attraction for all children and the young at heart await you - fun is guaranteed!

Registration for public guided tour

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The visitor center - café, store and tours, all under one roof!

The new visitor center in the heart of the Swiss salt works in Schweizerhalle houses a unique industrial café that invites you to linger and enjoy.

Have you ever tried a "Café au Sel"? An attractive culinary offer with breakfast, lunch and aperitifs provides all visitors with salty and sweet moments of pleasure from Monday to Saturday, whether as part of a tour or a spontaneous break.

Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed

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Further information

Good to know

  • Public tours: Wednesday-Saturday
  • 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 tours

  • Short film - a journey to the origins of the earth

  • Insight into the extraction and production of salt

  • Discovery of an impressive mountain landscape

  • Highlight: on your marks, get set - slide!

  • Surprise in the visitor center

Contact and booking

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

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