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Salt Mine Berchtesgaden

in 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria (DE)

Go on an expedition into the salt..

Deep down underneath the “Salzberg” mountain a secret world awaits your discovery.

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine has been in operation without interruption since 1517. Salt does not occur here in a pure form but is released from the mountain with the help of fresh water in “wet mining”. For many years, only the salt miners were allowed to enter the complex tunnel system.

Today, part of the mine is open for visitors. After dressing in specially made overalls, a little train leads the visitor into the depths of the mountain. In the Salt Cathedral the digging of salt is explained by wonderful lights. The 40 meter long miner´s slide takes the visitor down to the next level. The guided tour continues in the tunnel, past the salt grotto in mystic lighting and memorials of earlier salt mining. In the Treasure Room questions about the whole salt range are answered playfully in different languages. In a ferry the visitor crosses the Mirror Lake seeing a fascinating composition of sound and light.

Location / Getting there:

From Munich Airport 2 hours A8 exit Salzburg Süd.
From Salzburg Airport 20 minutes driving.
From Bad Reichenhall 20 minutes driving.
Railway station Berchtesgaden 10 minutes to walk.

Local Events and cultural highlights:

The salt mine and the old salt works are two out-of-the-ordinary locations for your private or business events, company celebrations, presentations and receptions.

Dîner Sole - a culinary/cultural trip through the salt mines.
Experience an unforgettable evening underground. At the "Dîner Sole", you will find out everything to do with sal


Sight, Nature, Mine/ museum of mining
Regions: Berchtesgadener Land (Upper Bavaria), Upper Bavaria
Languages spoken: German, English, Französisch, Spanish, Italien, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Others
  • Suitable for coach groups
  • Coach parking on site /at the building


For groups of 20 or more people, we offer reduced entrance fees and reserve the required date for you.

Entrance fees / groups (valid until 31.12.2013)
20 or more people, per person EUR 12.50
School groups, per pupil (aged up to 18) EUR 8.50

Special guided tours

Special guided tours are possible by arrangement. Please make an appointment with us in advance:
Telephone +49 (0) 86 52 / 60 02-391
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Link to the official tourist information site of the region Allgäu Lint to the official website of the touristic region of Upper Bavaria This marketing has been co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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