Museum sights in Bad Aussee
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Situated near the Altaussee about 6km north of Bad Aussee, this is still a working salt mine and was the secret hiding place of art treasures stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Tours include the treasure chambers, an underground lake and a chapel made of blocks of salt and dedicated to St Barbara, the patron saint of miners. All tours are bilingual in German and English. Hourly buses run to Altaussee from the post office (€1.90, 10 minutes).
Kammerhof Museum, housed in a beautiful 17th-century building, covers local history and salt production. There are also some portraits of Anna Plöchl, the local postmaster’s daughter who scandalously married a Habsburg prince. All explanations are in German but there’s an English sheet available.