Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
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Salt Mine Berchtesgaden tours

Immerse yourself in an underground world where ‘white gold’ is found. The Salt Mine (Salzbergwerk) Berchtesgaden is the oldest active salt mine in Ger...

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Salt mines, lakes, and mountains combination tour from Salzburg
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Salt mines, lakes, and mountains combination tour from Salzburg

Experience a full-day tour from Salzburg, including the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and the impressive lakes and mountains region.

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Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mines and Bavarian Alps full-day trip from Salzburg
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Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mines and Bavarian Alps full-day trip from Salzburg

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Berchtesgaden including the Eagle's Nest, King's Lake and the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines - save money with this combination package!

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Sound of Music and Salt Mines combination tour in Salzburg
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Sound of Music and Salt Mines combination tour in Salzburg

Receive a superb reduced price on a full-day tour combining the Sound of Music tour, Salzkammergut lake region and adventure into the historic Salt Mines.

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Berchtesgaden salt mines tour from Salzburg
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Berchtesgaden salt mines tour from Salzburg

Ideal for all ages, learn the value of "white gold" in an adventure deep into the salt mines! Slip down the miner's slide and travel across a salt lake on a half-day trip from Salzburg.

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The inside story

Immerse yourself in an underground world where ‘white gold’ is found. The Salt Mine (Salzbergwerk) Berchtesgaden is the oldest active salt mine in Germany and has been active for over 500 years. Located in Berchtesgaden, a small town in the Bavarian Alps just 15 miles outside of Salzburg, the salt mine is a popular attraction amongst tourists of all ages and attracts around 330,000 annual visitors.

The Salt Mine Berchtesgaden was officially founded in 1517 by Prince-Provost Gregor Rainer, although the salt mining industry in the region goes back to the late 12th century. Not only was the salt used as a resource, it was traded and became a huge source of income for the Prince-Provostry of Berchtesgaden. The mine remained independent to the estate of the Holy Roman Empire up until 1803 when it then became part of Bavaria, after two laws were passed.

Book a tour and experience what it's like to be a salt miner! Put on the traditional mining suit and hop on the miner train as you travel over 2,100 feet into the mountain. In this unique atmosphere, you will learn how the salt is formed and extracted in 3D animation. Once inside, enjoy an original miner's slide as you make your way down the 130-foot slide towards to the grottoes. Finish the adventure on a raft which will bring you across a salt lake before you head back on the train. Buy a souvenir at the salt shop to help you remember your visit to the underground world!

The salt mine is open daily, all year round. From April 1- October 31, the salt mine is open from 9 AM-5 PM with tours occurring every 10 minutes. The opening hours from November 2- March 31 are 11 AM-3 PM with tours about every 25 minutes. Salt Mine Berchtesgaden is accessible by car and public transportation as buses and trains will bring you within walking distance, while most pre-booked tours include round trip transportation.

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Salt Mine Berchtesgaden Bergwerkstraße 83, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany Berchtesgaden
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