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Swiss Salt Works Pratteln/Schweizerhalle

Learn how the salt, which lies deep underground, is mined and how it ends up on our plates as pure salt with the help of modern technology.

Salt as a raw material in chemistry.

Since 1837, the Schweizerhalle salt works has been extracting salt for people's various needs. As salt plays an important role as a raw material in chemistry, various chemical companies settled in the Basel region at an early stage.

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Guided tours.

The guides accompany you through the production halls of a modern industrial plant. Here, safety and hygiene have the highest priority. We therefore ask you to adhere to the regulations throughout the tour and not to leave the group.

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The path of the salt.

At the Schweizerhalle salt works, you can follow the extraction of the "white gold" from the brine (salt water) to the salt crystal directly on site. You will also gain an insight into the filling plant for packaged salts such as JuraSel® or Reosal®. A modern high-bay warehouse has been in operation since summer 2004.

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Further information

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday
  • Price: CHF 5 per person. Children up to 16 years free of charge. Minimum charge per guided tour: CHF 50.-.
  • Duration: 2h
  • Suitable from 10 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.

Content of the guided tour

  • The entertaining short film "Gipfelstürmer", set in the Riburg and Schweizerhalle salt works

  • Guided tour of the evaporator hall

  • Insight into the shipping department with high-bay warehouse and final production

  • Tour of the salt storage hall

Contact and booking

Schweizer Rheinsalinen
P.O. Box
4133 Pratteln
+41 61 825 51 51

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