We visit Mariager Salt Center

Years back this place was called "Denmarks Salt Center". It is now called Mariager Salt Center because it is situated in the town of Mariager next to the fjord and harbour. It is the only salt science center in Northern Europe.

We go to Mariager to see the . . .

  • salt garden

  • sizzle cabin

  • laboratory

  • exhibition

  • mine


The garden gives you many experiences.  Children can play with water. Adults can go for a walk and learn about walt, plants and nature.


Some plants can grow even though they get a little salty water.

Adore the wonderful flowers.
The sizzle cabin.

Salty water from the salt horst is heated to about 55 degrees Celcius.
The water evaporates and the salt is left behind.


It is like in the good old days. Fire wood is being used for heating.


The sizzle master can tell you many funny stories about salt.


A tourist wants to get first hand experience.
No, it is the author of this article.


The salt is being dried in these big baskets.


The salt is put into small paper bags in the information center.

Three generations work together.

Danish sizzle salt from Jytland.
Visit the laboratory and learn to sizzle salt.
Watch the salt crystals in a microscope.

Here the science become very interesting, especially for creationists.


On the board you see the salt horst west of Mariager. It is 4 km high and 4,5 km wide. There is plenty of salt, enough for thousand of years.


The salt center has made a model of the salt horst. To the right you see an explonation on how it evolved.


Here it is interesting to evaluate the official explonation. The salt layer is about 800 meters thick. On top of it is the three layers of the dinosaur periods:

Triassic, Jurassic and Cretacious.


The salt layer has a lower dencity than the layers above. Therefore is has made the horst in order to get to the top. It stopped 300 meters below ground level.


If the three layers of the dinosaur period took about 200 million years to deposite, the salty water should have mixed with the layers on top. If it happened in less than a year it is easier to understand for a creationist.

salthorst jordlag

Here you see a model of what happens to salt, when it is submerged into water.


In the top of the picture you see dry salt. It is made from Natrium and clorine. They are bound together in an ionbindeing.


Under the surface of the water we see the atoms split into iones.


In the middle ages alchemists tried to change salt into gold. They did not succed.


Have at swim in the Dead Sea. The salt percentage is around 30, so you find it difficult to put your legs down into the water.


The salt center has its own mine. Sorry, it is fake.

The saltminen has its own cinema. You can take on a trip around the world and see other salt mines.

Mariager Salt Center was visited in July 2007