• 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

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!

Luther L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

One of the most interesting places to visit where the beautiful sights are below the ground instead of towering to the sky. A must see location when visiting Salzburg.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved this tour first time I did it in 2012, so went back again 2017. Slides in the mine are great fun.

Jeremy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My family and I would highly recommend this tour to any and all! We traveled to Salzburg from Germany and stayed for two nights. We decided to do the Salt Mine Tour not fully realizing that the actual mine was in Germany! An oversight on my part, but it had zero impact on our enjoyment of the day. The checkin process in Salzburg was easy and simple. The tour bus clean and safe. The tour guide and driver were delightful. The mine staff too were awesome, efficient and friendly. The mine tour itself is very well done, you left feeling like you learned a little about history and culture while having a little adventure at the same time. The tour is appropriate and engaging for ALL ages. After the salt mine tour, our tour guide provided some recommendations in the little town we stopped at for lunch. We took his suggestions and had a lovely lunch before heading back into Salzburg. It was well worth the money spent to have the bus take you to the mine and have the tour guide get you right to the front of the entrance at the mine no wait. And the lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden was an added bonus, capping off a delightful day!

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