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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

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On this Salzburg Super Saver, three popular tours become one memorable Bavarian Alps adventure, offering you great value for money. With your professional guide, spend a day in the Bavarian Mountains, traveling through the Alpenstrasse. In the morning, visit Kehlsteinhaus, known in English as the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler's famous mountain retreat. Take the elevator up and enjoy spectacular alpine views from this historical spot. Your afternoon will be spent discovering the salt mines and visiting the Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden.

Highlights

  • Salzburg Super Saver tour to Eagle's Nest and the salt mines
  • Combo package gives you a full day of sightseeing in the Bavarian Alps!
  • Visit the Obersalzberg, Königsee and the town of Berchtesgaden
  • See the Eagle's Nest, the remains of Hitler's mountain retreat
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Salzburg area and the Bavarian Alps
  • Dress up in miner's clothing and descend into the 450-year-old salt mines

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines from Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest
Leave Salzburg behind on a comfortable coach with your guide, and begin your day trip by journeying through the Bavarian Alps and along the King’s Lake River. Pass Untersberg Mountain, full of legend and myth, and enter Germany via an old border crossing. After traveling through the alpine valley and passing scenic farmhouses, you will reach the foot of the Obersalzberg, a mountainside complex that is home to the Eagle’s Nest.

From here, hop on a special coach that will take you to the WWII-era brass elevator, which then whisks you up to the Eagle’s Nest, perched on top of the mountain. Enjoy magnificent views of the towering snowcapped peaks of the Bavarian Alps and the surrounding countryside. It is a short walk from here to the cross on the summit of the Obersalzberg.

You’ll have 45 minutes of free time at the Eagle’s Nest to have lunch in one of the restaurants around (own expense).

Salt Mines
Part two of your Super Saver tour begins after lunch. Below Obersalzberg are the 450-year-old salt mines. Walk in miners’ footsteps as you don a traditional mining outfit and descend into the grottos. Hear fascinating tales and learn interesting facts about this underground world from your guide, and then end your mining adventure with a raft sail on the salt lake and a train trip around the lake.

Your tour continues to Königssee (King’s Lake), a lake nestled among the imposing mountains. Stop for a photo opportunity and enjoy some free time to visit the surroundings before heading to the picturesque Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden. Have a little free time to wander along the charming streets before returning to Salzburg.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My wife and I did this tour in May 2015. Complimentary pickup from our hotel to the rendezvous Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg's city center from where we changed into a bus with large windows, comfortable seats and our guide, Walter. Walter has been a guide for 30 yrs he had many snippets and stories to tell us on the way to the Eagle's Nest. He's 70, but young at heart, funny and well informed about his job. It was raining for most of the journey but as we climbed the mountains for the Eagle's Nest, rains gave way to snow. Snow in May pre-summer of Europe wasn't expected but was a delight for us. The ride to the Nest was amazing, through windy mountainous roads. Upon reaching we walked through a tunnel, took the elevator up to the Nest and had an hour or so to wander around. After that we descended into Berchtesgaden town, had lunch at Golden Bear, and then boarded the bus to the Salt Mines.

At the Mines we change into special suits and board an open train that goes inside tiny tunnels into the mountains to the mines. The tour was ok but the highlight was the two wooden slides on the way back and the laser lights show atop a small boat ride at the end. Finally we drive to Konigssee Lake. There are shops and eating joints along the way from the parking lot to the lake. Do try the crepes at one of the stalls, it was an awesome evening snack. There's boating on the Lake but we didn't do that, there wasn't enough time. After an hour or so, boarded the bus back to Salzburg.

I highly recommend doing both the Super Saver tour as it makes the most of your day. Both locations Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines are very different in nature. Konigssee Lake is an added attraction. Total value for your time and money. Our guide Walter was a stickler for time, take that seriously : Everything else was relaxed, very convenient and enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great value for money! Best tour guide ever and very nice and well organised tour.

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