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Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk)

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Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt, 4830

The Basics

The Berchtesgaden salt mines can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Exploring the salt mines is a blast for the whole family. At Berchtesgaden, visitors can tour the mines by train, brave a 118-foot-long (36-meter-long) miners’ slide, cruise across a subterranean salt lake (the “Mirror Lake”), and marvel at the Salt Cathedral. At the Hallstatt salt mines, visitors can walk through underground tunnels, learn about the science of salt in a subterranean classroom, see a prehistoric wooden staircase (the oldest of its kind in the world!), and shop for innovative salt products in the gift shop. Journey to the mines on a half- or full-day tour from Salzburg, Austria, or Munich, Germany.

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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
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$125.13 per adult
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A must experience!
A great journey! Unfortunately due to the foggy weather we could not enjoy the view from Eagle’s nest.
SOFIA_S, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Salzburg

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Super Time!
judy_p, Aug 2022
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg
This tour provided a lot of information regarding the process of obtaining salt. It was fun and definitely worth our time.
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I didn’t know how much...
Sandra_Y, Aug 2022
Super Saver - The Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour
I didn’t know how much work there is to get salt processed. The tour had pictures and old machinery to demonstrate how salt was made a long time ago. The employees of the Salt Mine were pleasant and helpful.
star-5
Day packed with interesting places to see.
Gregory_H, Aug 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
Good way to see a Buch of different places. Faced paced and lots of freedom, recommend taking tour of the salt mines.
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From top of the Eagles Nest to bottom of Salt Mine
Lindsay_S, Aug 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
Fun guide, Walter, gave good info. This full day tour gives time at Eagles Nest plus historical info with 2 visits to Berchtesgaden. Drop off and pick up at Salt Mine Tour made travel easy. Nice to see Könignssee Lake.
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Fun for the whole family
Cindy_S, Aug 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip
Sound of music fun with movie music clips before we got to each site. Salt mine unexpectedly fun and informative. Great way to spend day in area
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The slides were an...
Kate_B, Jul 2022
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg
The slides were an unexpected highlight! Informative guides available in multiple languages and professional, friendly staff
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Very good
emyhen, Jul 2022
Super Saver - The Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour
The itinerary was very good and the tour guide was excellent The places and all the information we got help me to make wish come true
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Great tour and value for your money!!!
PratibhaSanjay_M, Aug 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
The tour was organized very well. Walter was a very funny tour guide and kept us entertained and informed about all the places that we visited. We loved the salt mine experience as it was really unique and well thought out. The view and ride to Eagle’s Nest was very picturesque. The village where we stopped for lunch had good restaurants and stores to explore.
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A must do in Salzburg
NadiaErlank, Jul 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip
Salt mines is a must with children! So informative and interesting! Sound of Music tour amazing! The tour operators are very knowledgeable and provides a lot of “behind the scenes” info which makes it amazing!
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Awesome tour!
Monica_G, Jun 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines
The guides were very knowledgeable and gave a great history of Salzburg and the surrounding areas. The mountains and lakes are beautiful, you are lucky to have this wonderful scenery in your country!
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Enjoyable experience well worth the time
holidaytrips, Aug 2022
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
We were able to visit the Eagle's Nest on a very hot but picture perfect day. As a history buff I enjoyed the information our guide, also a history buff gave us. But sometimes you had to tease it out of him. My wife also enjoyed the packed out day of adventure and exploring, but felt it was a bit lacking in instructions at times. Our bus driver was great fun too. Highly recommended, especially the addition of the Berchtesgaden salt mines.
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A Day Late But Great!
John_M, Jul 2022
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg
What an adventure. Our train from Vienna to Salzburg was canceled and we got to Salzburg a day late. Panorama accepted our tickets for the following day. We (12 and 70) had a great time! Salt Mine was incredible!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The salt mines can only be visited on guided tours, and it’s best to book in advance, especially during high season in July and August.

  • Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes, as it can be chilly underground. Overalls and protective clothing are provided for most tours.

  • Some parts of the salt mine tours are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with your tour operator in advance.

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How to Get There

The main salt mines are located in Berchtesgaden and Hallstatt, about 16 miles (25 kilometers) and 43 miles (70 kilometers) by road from Salzburg, respectively. It’s easiest to visit as part of a guided tour, but buses also run from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden and Hallstatt, as well as other locations in the Salzkammergut region.

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When to Get There

Most salt mines are open year-round, but fewer tour times are usually available in low season. July and August are the most popular months to visit; during this time it’s a good idea to book an early time slot to avoid crowds.

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Combo Tours with the Salzburg Salt Mines

Salt mine excursions are often combined with a trip to Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest atop a sub-peak of Hoher Göll mountain, or a boat cruise around Lake Königssee in Germany. Alternatively, opt for a private tour to Hallstatt and discover the underground world of the Hallstatt salt mines, ride the funicular—a steep cable railway—to the Five Fingers Viewing Platform at Krippenstein, or take a boat tour of Hallstatt Lake.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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