Salzburg, Austria
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

See the underground world of Obersalzberg’s salt mines on this 4-hour trip from Salzburg. Led by a local guide, venture along the scenic Alpenstrasse as you wind through the Bavarian Alps. Suit up in traditional miners’ wear and descend into the salt mines dating back 450 years. Then, experience a unique raft sail along the salt lake in the mines' grottos and hear the history and lore of the underground world. After a stop at the charming village of Berchtesgaden, your tour will conclude in Salzburg.
  • Half-day Berchtesgaden Salt Mines tour with transport from Salzburg
  • Travel along the scenic Deutsche Alpenstrasse for mountain views
  • Step straight inside the popular attraction with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Protect your clothes by wearing a traditional salt miner’s uniform
  • Slide into the mine shaft, ride on a mini-train and cruise around an underground lake
  • Watch a video about the mines’ history and explore with a local guide
  • Visit the town of Berchtesgaden on the way back to Salzburg

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Dress as a miner, ride a boat, and shoot down a slide for a salt mine tour that’s focused on fun.
Your tour will begin at Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg, where you’ll join up with your guide and hop aboard your coach. Enjoy a scenic drive  through the Bavarian mountains before arriving in Obersalzberg.

Then slip into miners’ attire and descend into the grottos on a slide! After a thrilling ride down, explore the underground world, learning about the mines' fascinating, 450-year-old history. Top off your adventure with a raft sail on the salt lake and a train ride.

After ascending back to the surface of the earth, visit the charming town of Berchtesgaden to purchase a snack or plate of apple strudel. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point in Salzburg.

Reviews

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C
, Aug 2018

Our last of 3 excursions booked with Viator and our most enjoyable. Our guide was very entertaining and informative and the mine tour was superb. I highly recommend this tour enjoyed by our 7 yr old as well as our 76 yr old grandfather.

M
, May 2018

Great experience.

v
, Apr 2018

Fun, interesting and learning!

P
, Apr 2018

I joined half day tour very interesting and excellent experience in salt-Mines . Really recommend to join this tour.

K
, Mar 2018

Really great trip, Walter the driver/guide was excellent, had to relay all info. in two languages, he gave us so much info. on route. Scenery on route to the mines was beautiful. Trip round the mines was interesting, exhilarating on the slides and beautiful going across the water with the light show. Well worth doing.

G
, Mar 2018

Good times! Loved the wooden ramps we slid down!

B
, Feb 2018

The kids enjoyed this one. Dressing up as a miner, taking the train, and the slides were all fun to do. It was also a fun way to learn about the mining operation. Native German speakers have an added advantage of having the tour guide speak - all others have a device to listen to.

A
, Jan 2018

The experienceog going down the slide was fun but the actual tour was boring. The lighting was almost non existant and you spent a large part of the time making sure you didn't trip over. In the cave with the lake we saw some yound children playing the recorderd which was pretty but I think this was only there as it was Christmas Eve. It was advertised that we would visit a village on the way but we only were given a toilet break there. i don't beleive it was worth the time or money.

M
, Jan 2018

A wonderful tour with a good guide!

The ride on the train down to the mine was quite interesting!

The visit to the mountains and villages were good and the scenery was beautiful and attractive.
Hope can do once more in Summer or Autumn!!

B
, Jan 2018

Fantastic experience one not to be missed


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