Salt Mines and History Museum © Mines de sel de Bex
Salt Mines and History Museum © OTV
Salt Mines and History Museum © Saline de Bex

Salt Mines and History Museum

Located at the foot of the Vaudois Alps, the Bex salt mines receive many visitors each year seeking a unique Swiss experience, ideal for families. In order to improve the visit, the salt mines are under renovations until spring 2018. A photo exhibition on Bex&Arts and a guided tour of the outside part are organised during summer 2017.

The Bex Salt Mines are a vast labyrinth of galleries, shafts, stairs and halls stretching over more than 50 km. A tour of this fascinating underground world allows visitors to discover the most spectacular and characteristic elements of the various salt extraction techniques used in the Alps since 1684. After a film presentation, the miners’ train takes visitors to the heart of the salty mountain.

On the day of Sainte Barbe, the miners' patron saint, which is celebrated on December 5, a TrekkMines invites visitors to explore this labyrinth.

An exceptional journey to the land of white gold, which allows visitors to understand the important role salt has played as a source of income since Antiquity.

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