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Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

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From US$ 60.52 per person

A thrilling adventure-tour for young and old. A chance to experience the salt-mines and a remarkable subterranean lake. Follow in the miners' footsteps searching for the "white gold," as the highly valued rock salt used to be called.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the salt mines of Berchtesgaden and learn about how salt was produced
  • Enjoy the thrill of the slide, an adventure deep inside the salt mountain
  • Climb aboard a raft for a spectacular journey across a subterranean lake
  • Spend some time exploring the town Berchtesgaden on your way back
Full description
The tour will take you from Salzburg straight to the entrance of the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. There, you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. An expert guide will lead you through the maze of branching tunnels and explain the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old! Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Before heading back to Salzburg, discover Berchtesgaden and its breathtaking scenery.
Includes
  • Entry to the salt mine
  • Transport
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office for Salzburg Sightseeing Tours.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 196 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It was a very informative tour in the mine explaining how the region grew so much wealth through salt for thousands of years. Honestly my favorite part of the tour was the drive through the Bavarian Alps with the guide explaining the history of the region, and actually we drove right by Hitler’s Eagles Nest! We stopped in a beautiful alpine town for afternoon tea and a snack, it looked like a fairy tale with some light snow coming down on all the historic houses! But please be aware this location is in Germany, not Austria. I was not aware of this, so my phone and credit card did not work since it is a different country than I set travel notices for.

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April 5, 2022

I booked this excursion for my boyfriends birthday, as we were spending a long weekend in salzburg. I didn't know what to expect, but it went above and beyond our expectations. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and our tour guide Walter was super friendly and amusing. Thankyou for a memorable trip.

March 7, 2020

Αρχικά ήταν πολύ δύσκολο να βρεις το σημείο συνάντησης, αφου αλλά έλεγε το voucher και αλλού ήταν τελικά! Ήταν στην απέναντι πλευρά του δρόμου σε ένα συνεργαζόμενο πρακτορείο. Αν δεν ρωταγάμε θα χάναμε την εκδρομή! Σαν εκδρομή ειναι πολύ ακριβή για αυτό που προσφέρει. Η βόλτα στο αλατορυχειο είναι ωραία και διασκεδαστική αλλά πολύ μικρής διάρκειας!

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January 20, 2020

Product ID: 493