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Seegrotte, Austria

From series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Year: 19th century.

The Austrian town of Hallstatt can boast not only one of the most mysterious and frightening mines in the world, but also a unique natural attraction, the largest underground lake in Europe. The lake and the mine wear one name – Zeegrotte. This unique object was created by man and irresistible forces of nature, so it deserves attention of all tourists without exception. Development of mines began in the 19th century, there was an active mining of gypsum.

Seegrotte, Austria After 60 years, when the field of the mine was flooded, an amazingly beautiful lake of impressive scale has eventually formed there. During the World War II, the abandoned mine was used to store precious historical relics, so locals had to pump all the water out of the caves. However, they couldn’t overcome the forces of nature and eventually mines were flooded again. Every year, this amazing attraction is visited by more than 250,000 people. Tourists are offered to stroll through the maze of tunnels and have a wonderful boat ride along the huge underground lake.

The upper tiers of the mine have been converted into a museum; they store a very interesting exhibition about the life and work of miners. Lower tiers outside of the flood zone have retained their dark charm, so they’re not recommended to people who are afraid of the dark. Shimmering light gives special mystique and mystery to mines, and in some areas it’s almost absent, so visitors will have an opportunity to plunge into total darkness for a few minutes. Next - Kirunavara

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Sparkasse Baden' located in 2.45 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'FunRide e.U.' is located in 3.32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'KFZ-Reparaturwerkstätte Walter Mayer Gesellschaft m.b.H.' in 1.81 km
Supermarket: 'Billa Aktiengesellschaft' in 0.19 km
Parking: 'Josef Deutsch-Platz' in 2.3 km
Apotheek: 'Apotheke Zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit' in 0.38 km
Police station: 'Polizeiinspektion' in 0.87 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Gasthof zur Seegrotte' in 0.13 km
Railway station: 'Mödling' in 2.84 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Schwechat Airport VIE - in 22 km
 »  M R Stefanik Airport BTS - in 70 km
 »  Turany Airport BRQ - in 122 km
 »  Piestany Airport PZY - in 130 km
 »  Thalerhof Airport GRZ - in 135 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Seegrotte

Hotel Beethoven

Located in 0 km from Seegrotte
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Rooms: 26
Hotel Beethoven's spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with all modern amenities. Well-marked hiking and mountain bike trails are directly … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Restaurant Höldrichsmühle

Located in 1 km from Seegrotte
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Rooms: 49
The hotel combines the charm of a former inn at a mill with modern comfort. The Höldrichsmühle offers a spacious lobby with bar, a garden terrace, … More: photo, rates and booking
City-Hotel Mödling

Located in 2 km from Seegrotte
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Rooms: 7
Laundry and dry cleaning services are available at the Modling City Hotel and you can also obtain packed lunches for your day trips. Vienna Airport … More: photo, rates and booking
Gasthof Gerhart

Located in 3 km from Seegrotte
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Rooms: 17
Free Wi-Fi, a seating area and flat-screen TV with satellite channels are provided in each room at Gasthof Gerhart. All rooms have a private … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Seegrotte - Vienna

In May-June, every tourist to Vienna will have the opportunity to visit the largest cultural event in whole Europe - the Vienna Festival. The ceremony solemnly opens on the Town Hall Square accompanied by free performances in the open-air format. The Vienna Festival lasts for five to six weeks. Some of the events are traditionally held in one of the Vienna's oldest theaters - Theater an der Wien. The program of the festival includes video installations, film screenings, meetings with artists, lectures, concerts and theatrical performances by international artistic groups. Each year, within the framework of the festival, a series of master classes are held. The festival was founded in 1951 in still occupied Vienna as a symbol of the country's surviving the devastating consequences of the war. One of the missions of the festival is the demonstration of the diversity of modern cultures, so all the performances are often presented in the original language.

If you are traveling with the gastronomic purposes, in order to fully experience and absorb the local flavor, we certainly recommend visiting the Beer Festival, or how locals call it - Wiener Wiesen-Fest. This is the open-air festival, which since 2011 has been held in late September - early October for almost three weeks. During this time period, the local breweries install the tents with all kind of beer and national snacks. The main venue of the celebration is the Prater park, located almost in the center of the capital. Moreover, if you are not the great fan of beer, on the territory of the park you will also find the tents installed by the winemaking companies. As a rule, from 11:00 to 18:00, the entrance to the festival village is free. But after 18:30, when a live music concert starts in the park, you should purchase the tickets directly at the entrance. Many participants and guests of the festival dress in national Austrian clothes: for women - wide skirts in the assembly of Dirndl, for men - short leather pants Lederhosen.
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