Experience salt at the Riburg Saltworks
The Riburg Saltworks has been in operation since 1848 and can produce up to 50 tons of salt an hour. It is here that we ensure Switzerland has a sufficient supply of de-icing salt.
Public guided tours
The Riburg Saltworks is specialised in the production of loose salt and is home to the biggest evaporator in Europe. On this guided tour, you will gain an insight into our operations and discover how we extract, store and deliver our salt.
The highlight of the tour is the Salt Dome 2, Europe’s largest wooden dome. Here we store up to 100,000 tons of de-icing salt. Next door in the historic drilling rooms, we see how salt used to be extracted with a piston pump and rotary table.
Included in the tour
- The entertaining short film "Gipfelstürmer" ("Mountaineers"), which is set in the saltworks at Riburg and Schweizerhalle
- Tour of the evaporation hall
- Viewing of the historic Drilling Room No. 7
- Insight into the impressive Salt Dome 2