Visit the Bex Salt Mines

Embark on board the Miners’ Train for an unforgettable voyage to the heart of the salt mountain, in the footsteps of the miners on their quest to find the white gold of the Alps. Explore galleries and halls dug out by man’s hand and the various techniques for extracting salt.

2020 Mines de Bex

Embark on board the Miners’ Train for an unforgettable voyage to the heart of the salt mountain, in the footsteps of the miners on their quest to find the white gold of the Alps. Explore galleries and halls dug out by man’s hand and the various techniques for extracting salt.

A wonderful ambience awaits you, with a constant temperature of 18 degrees Celsius all year round. Our halls and galleries are well-lit and enjoy natural ventilation. For families, school excursions, company outings or trips out with friends, our passionately enthusiastic guides can adapt to any audience to open up the fantastic saga of Alpine salt; from its original legend to our last three miners who still extract this exceptionally pure white gold today.

The tour follows a route on which you will discover our Mines’ most spectacular and unusual elements, such as the different mining techniques used for the last five centuries, the construction of the first gallery, the spectacular stairways carved out by human hand and many other surprises. Our guides’ and our artisans’ passion will go with you during this sensory voyage to the heart of the salt mountain.

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The Bex Salt Mines

Tourist site

Route des Mines de Sel 55

1880 Bex

Switzerland

Our excursions

From Europe’s biggest wooden dome, to the cultural history of salt; from 50 kilometres of mine shafts and tunnels, to culinary adventures – come visit us for a great range of salt-based experiences.