Visit the Salt Mines
Discover the origin of the Sel des Alpes, as a family day out, on a school trip, on a corporate outing or with friends.
The Bex Salt Mines are now a vast underground labyrinth, several kilometres of which are open to visitors. On this journey of discovery you will see the most spectacular and the most characteristic elements of the various excavation techniques used from when the first gallery was dug out in 1684, right up to modern times.
An audiovisual presentation installed in an ancient reservoir dug out in 1826 as well as an exhibit allow you to relive all the stages of the three centuries of history of salt and the mines. Then a small train brings you to the heart of the mine. From there a pedestrian circuit of about one hour allows you to discover the incredible effort put in the underground search for salt springs, or the desalination of rock containing salt, which, at the time, was worth its weight in gold.
During the 2017 season, the Bex Salt Mines are offering guided outdoor walks to learn about the Salt of the Alps. Due to important mining and renovations works the entire tour inside of the mine will reopen next spring 2018.
Things to do in the Bex Salt Mines
Plenty of adventure and lots of stories.
The Salt Mines of Bex is now a vast underground labyrinth, several kilometres of which are open to the public. A unique attraction in Switzerland! Take a ride on the miners’ train and discover the most spectacular and the most characteristic elements of the various mining techniques used since the first gallery was first dug out in 1684, right up to the present day.
A meal, an event
Would you like to organise a unique and memorable event that is, let’s say…. 1,500 metres underground? Whether it's a conference, a seminar, a training day, or perhaps a drinks reception, a meal or an evening do, we can offer you the setting for an exceptional experience, far away from the trials and tribulations of everyday life!
For the more daring among you: Why not go on an adventure and discover the old galleries away from the standard tour circuit and enjoy the mine’s fascinating stories as retold by our experienced guides!