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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is an experience that’s both educational and fun, making for a great family day out. Don a miner’s uniform, shoot down a slide and ride a boat on the intriguing underground ‘mirror lake.’

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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 along the King’s Lake River 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

Debbie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We love it. It was so much fun. The only issue we had was it was a little difficult to hear and understand the guide.

Henry R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a lot of fun, especially the slides. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone except someone with a severe case of claustrophobia. The train ride into the mountain is very narrow with a short ceiling and goes on for several minutes. Finally, the gift shop has a wide variety of souvenirs available, including inexpensive ones.

Shirley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a great adventure. My partner wanted to slide again. The light show on the lake was spectacular.

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was the perfect activity for traveling with kids. It was engaging and not too far of a bus trip from Salzburg. We had a great time! The Tour Guide was friendly and informative. My son enjoyed tasting rocks that taste like salt and the various laser light shows throughout the tour. Bring cash for ice cream after the tour!

Vera Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a wonderful trip, organized well, and a lot of fun for children. It was also quite informative.

Daniel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. Tour guide was amazing and had great stories. The actual Salt Mines was well worth the trip. We were concerned it might be more for kids but we had a blast and it was very interesting and cool. The little town you stop in is also very cute but you don't have a ton of time so make a decision on a place to have a drink or snack quick and enjoy.

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great tour guide. He was laid back, had a sense of humour, he was enthusiastic and was a genuine Austrian :-. Unfortunately we forgot his name but to identify him you could look for the blond haired guide that is also a pilot. The trip to the mines was interesting and then the mine itself was a good tour. All round great.

Ajsa India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Terrific...!!! Carlos the guide knew the region in and out.. Beautiful landscape, lovely weather, gorgeous small towns loaded with history.. The salt mine tour is certainly the highlight.. A very nice use of technology.. A must do.. The drive itself is quite giving..

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is an excellent excursion, perfect for all ages. Everything from the protective overalls to the train ride in the narrow tunnels to the huge slides makes this a fun activity. Also, the program is a true educational experience. Our guide was informative and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Olwen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent host, not just informative but very entertaining! The salt mines were fascinating, and the scenic bus ride beautiful. I only wish there was maybe 30 minutes more to explore the town of Berchtesgaden. There is really only time to eat lunch or explore, but not both.

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