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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

Sarah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Luciano our tour guide was very knowledgeable and really went out of his way to give us a good tour. He was amazing and made the experience, the salt mines were ok and would be fun for children but i am a bit claustrophobic so it was hard for me in some ways. However I did the slides, the boat and the funicular back up to the top so it wasnt that bad! The journey there was wonderful and very scenic so thankyou! also credit to the staff at the booth .. very helpful and friendly!

Roger L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our family loved this tour! Great guide, very informative, lots of fun!

axel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

absolute must see, great history tour guide was fantastic,log ride was a little scary, hey I am 57 got the ticker going lol.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We did the salt mines tour and absolutely loved it. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable in all facets. They were extremely adept at handling tour members who were always late for departure and very good. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone including families with children.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We didn't know what to expect and my whole family loved it. Our tour guide Walter was wonderful and the salt mines were amazing!!

Annie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was an amazing experience.Me and family thoroughly enjoyed the tour.Mr.Walters our guide was a lovely person and took extra efforts to make sure we could cover everything.My 5 year old daughter really enjoyed his company.
It is a must if you visit Salzburg.

Johnathan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Absolutely loved our tour. The highlights for us were the slides and traveling across the crystal clear mirror water.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great time. Accomodations

Great time and hotel super.

Dawn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fun tour with our 9 year old. Wish we could have taken pictures in the mine but had a fabulous time! Tour guides were very knowledgable and pleasant.

Jonathan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fun 1/2 day tour away from Salzburg. The only thing is they combine 2 tours on the bus Salt Mines and Eagle's Nest that can cause confusion. The bus drops off the Eagle's Nest tour at their gathering point, and then continues on to Berchtesgarden for the Salt Mines Tour. This tour includes a mini train ride and 2 slides deep within the mountain - all kids would enjoy this part.

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