• Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

See the Bavarian Alps on the way to Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fun, interesting and learning!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Gary Aerts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Good times! Loved the wooden ramps we slid down!

Man Cheong T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic experience one not to be missed

john s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very nice tour!

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very enjoyable, well worth the visit. Our tour guide very informative. Michael, June, Emma Ireland

William K B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great way to have a little fun and see beautiful views.

William K B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A fun-filled trip with a chance to spend some time in a quaint village.

Millie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was a lot of fun. The guides were funny and I think I enjoyed the drive through the mountains with them more than the salt mine tour itself!

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