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Non-profit Association “Initiative Rettet das Herrenhaus im Halltal”

The “Herrenhaus” in Halltal has experienced many ups and downs in its history. After the shutdown of salt mining in Halltal by the saltworks in 1967, the house was bought in poor condition by a private party. In the following years, the house was upgraded to a popular restaurant, museum and meeting place.

After a devastating avalanche, which caused enormous damage, the manor house has lingered for almost two decades in involuntary slumber and increasingly damage occurs, this association, created from private initiative under the leadership and cooperation with the owner and a new approach of community, in which all sides are involved to achieve a progress of the repair and restoration in accordance with the statutes of the association.


To stop the progressive decay of the mansion and to achieve a rehabilitation according to historic preservation principles. To strive for a use aware and respectful of the historical narrative.


Founded in 2021, the central purpose of the association is to promote the restoration as well as the subsequent preservation of the manor house, one of the most important industrial monuments in Tyrol in the middle of the Karwendel Nature Park.


The goal is the preservation of one of the most important testimonies of the Tyrolean salt mining history – the manor house in Halltal. Enabling sustainable use and maintaining public awareness of the manor house.

Read more about the history here. We look forward to your support and interest!

I will be active in the association as secretary and webmaster. You can reach me at

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 Ing. Egon Veit (sr.) Egon Simon Veit, BA (jr.)

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