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Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

Activity provider: Salzburg Sightseeing Tours
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From US$ 61.12 per person

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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

Explore the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines with this guided tour. Sail access an underground lake aboard a raft. Visit the Austrian border town of Berchtesgaden on this day trip before returning to Salzburg by bus.  

Hop aboard the comfortable and airconditioned bus at the centrally-located meeting point in Mirabellplatz. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the salt mines of Berchtesgaden.

Get fitted with overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. Follow your guide thorugh a maze of branching tunnels and hear about the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining.

Travel deeper underground with a thrilling slide ride to the bottom of the mine. Climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake.

Head to Berchtesgaden before heading back to Salzburg to enjoy the charm of this rustic town with alpine views.

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

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

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

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Best activity ever. This tour fits for every age group except for those with mobility issues. Otherwise logistically everything was perfect. We unfortunately did not have a great view through the bavaria due to weather but otherwise we advised everyone to book the morning slot during winter season. Thomas was our guide and he was extremely informative & helpful throughout the trip. We love it!! Highly recommended!

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December 3, 2022

Mitch took us on an amazing ride through Salzburg, to the Salt Mines, and to dinner/drinks in Bavaria. He was enthusiastic, animated, and full of knowledge about the area. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Highly recommend for anyone visiting the area and interested in learning more about its history and the salt mines.

November 28, 2022

This was a fun easy excursion from Salzburg. The salt mine tour guide only spoke German. We were given audio devices to hear the tour in English. I could tell we were missing a lot by not understanding the live tour guide. The tour included a mine train and two slides as well as a funicular. At the end of the tour we were taken to Berchtesgaden for lunch. The round trip took a little more than 5 hours. My only complaint is that the GetYourGuide directions to the meeting point were wrong. We luckily figured it out before we missed the bus. I am sure GetYourGuide would blame the tour company and visa versa. My point is that someone needs to own the problem and correct it. The directions in app need to be accurate.

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October 31, 2022

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