Berchtesgaden Salt Mine - Salt mining since 1517

The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine is located in the central Berchtesgaden Alps, with a sensational panoramic view of the mighty Mount Watzmann. Berchtesgaden is also just 30 minutes away from Salzburg city center.

Since opening in 1517, it remains a unique chronicle of 500 years of uninterrupted salt mining. Become immersed in the world of „white gold“ and experience the amazing atmosphere of mining in the depths of the Alps. The mine’s railway, separated from the mining area by only a rock face, takes you 650 m deep into the mountain, where you’ll find the cavernous Salt Cathedral and the spectacular Miner’s Slide. The one hour tour of the mine provides an exclusive look back at the history of Berchtesgaden salt and also German engineering. The highlights of the underground tour are two wooden Miner’s Slides, the Magic Salt Room, the Mirror Lake and much more to experience.

After the guided underground tour do not miss to visit our salt and souvenir shop. Take a look at the world of Bad Reichenhaller products.


Berchtesgaden Salt Mine - Contact

Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
Christina Brandmayer
Sales and Marketing
Bergwerkstrasse 83
83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany

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Apart from the many attractions that the Jewels partners can offer, there are of course loads of other things to see and experience in the area of the Jewels of Romantic Europe.

If you are looking to get the most out of your stay here, this page will help you with finding more things to do, see and taste without having to go far.

Bergschänke Restaurant

The Bergschänke Restaurant is located in the Salt Mine‘s former machinery building, which has been converted into an restaurant. The wonderful ambience and irresistible charm of this venue result from the fact that much of the original equipment from the machinery building has been kept. Whether for lunch, a snack or a coffee - the Bergschänke Restaurant in Berchtesgaden is the right choice for you. It is located directly at the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine – just across the visitor entrance and is perfectly suitable for groups.

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Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall

Fascination, technology, history: The Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall takes you on a journey back in time. On a guided tour through the extensive tunnel system, you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of salt production. What can you expect? Here is a small foretaste. The „Old Salt Works“ was given the honourable title of the „most beautiful salt  works in the world“ and still today represents one of Bavaria‘s most important industrial monuments.

For centuries, the valuable „White Gold“ was mined here and stood as a reflection of power and wealth. Today, the „Old Salt Works“ is regarded as a magnificent symbol of this wealth. Go on an underground journey through the tunneling system of Bad Reichenhall and experience the history or even combine your visit with a exciting tour through the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

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Dinner at the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of salt. Our miners will take you on a unique journey deep into the mountain. After a guided tour, the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine opens its doors for an exclusive event. A special dinner is waiting for you 650 meters underground. For catering, you can choose from our restaurant's regional or international cuisine – a colourful mix for all senses.

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An eventful trip with children

Whether you are from Salzburg, Munich or anywhere around the world: The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine is rightly a popular destination for families with children. The mine train, the two 40-metre-long wooden slides or the ride over the underground salt lake make children's hearts beat faster and delight for everyone. Come with us on this fascinating journey through the world of salt.

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Snack bar at the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

After the tour through the Salt Mine, you shouldn´t miss our snack bar. Mrs. Datz provides you with cold and warm drinks such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate to go. The kiosk also has a small, fine selection of snacks for hunger in between or as refreshment for an eventful day out. Especially popular in summer is the vanilla soft ice cream with chocolate coating. There is no way around that.

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Salt Experience Trail

Discover the fascinating world of salt on the approx. 45-minute short hike around the mine, you will not only get spectacular, life-size insights into salt mining, but also expand your knowledge.

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Salt & Souvenir Shop

On an area of 160 square metres, the salt shop offers a diverse range of products on the subject of salt. In addition to tasty alpine and spice salts, you will find wellness and cosmetic articles, jewellery, interiors and a wide variety of regional products.

Take a souvenir home with you or surprise your loved ones with a souvenir from Berchtesgaden.

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