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Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Tour: From Salzburg

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  • Enjoy this 4-hour guided tour of the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden, an expedition that promises to engage all your senses.
  • The main theme of this tour is salt: and you'll learn all about it, around this 500-year-old salt mine.
  • Did you know: salt mining in Berchtesgaden started as far back as the 12th century?
  • On your way to the salt mine, pass by the Alpenstraße, along the Königsseeache, and up to the Obersalzberg.
  • At the salt mine, throw on your protective clothing and descend 650 meters into the mountains: brace yourself for some really stunning sights.
  • Notice the Salt Cathedral and the Stone Salt Grotto, two impressive attractions dedicated to historic figures from the past.
  • Board a raft and float peacefully across the Mirror Lake: on your way, you'll find out how this lake got its name.
  • Before heading back to Salzburg, you'll have some downtime to explore the pretty town of Berchtesgaden on your own.

Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide
  • Admission fee
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Food & drinks

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Infants aged 3 and below go free. Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Salzburg Super-Saver Combo: Original Sound Of Music & Salt Mines Tour

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  • Book yourself this 2-in-1 combo tour in Salzburg that takes you to two of its must-visit attractions in a convenient and wallet-friendly fashion.
  • You'll be taken to the stunning salt mine of Berchtesgaden in the morning, and the original filming locations of “The Sound of Music” in the afternoon.
  • Throw on protective clothing and board the mine train through the 500-year-old salt mine that promises an intriguing tour through the underground world.
  • Venture through the Alpenstrasse, the Königseeache, and the Obersalzberg, passing by the salt room and the Salt Cathedral, and enjoying a raft ride across the Mirror Lake.
  • You'll get whisked away on a guided walking tour, with an English-speaking guide, through the original filming locations of the much-adored '60s film, The Sound of Music next!
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family and listen to funny anecdotes shared by your guide as you pass along iconic filming locations.
  • You'll see the Mirabell Gardens (with the Pegasus Fountain), Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, Hellbrunn Palace with the gazebo, and the church in Mondsee (where Baron von Trapp and Maria got married)!

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Salt Mines
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfers on AC vehicle

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  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Set against the majestic Alps, Salzburg offers a perfect blend of cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. Salzburg's UNESCO World Heritage old town boasts landmarks like Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace, and Salzburg Cathedral!

The Salt Mine is a fascinating attraction in Salzburg with great historical significance. You can explore underground tunnels, witness ancient mining equipment, and marvel at remarkable salt formations. This experience is sure to provide insights into the history of salt mining and its regional impact. Keep reading to find valuable information about the Salt Mine, including ticket options, guided tours, and essential details for a fulfilling visit.

All Your Salt Mine Ticket Options

Before you plan your trip to Salt Mine Salzburg, explore all the ticket options available so you can make a knowledgeable choice!

guided tour to the Salt Mine in Salzburg

Guided Tour

A guided tour to the Salt Mine in Salzburg is an excellent option for visitors to fully immerse themselves in the historical significance and captivating underground experience with expert guidance.

This ticket option allows you to explore Salt Mine with an expert guide who will delve into the history of the place and take you through stunning heights. These tickets also allow you to board a raft ride across Mirror Lake.

combo tour to the Salt Mine and Sound of Music in Salzburg

Combo Tour

The combo tour to the Salt Mine and Sound of Music in Salzburg offers visitors the chance to explore the city's historic underground and relive the iconic film's magic above ground, providing a well-rounded and memorable experience.

With these tickets, you can tour around Sound of Music filming locations and Salt Mine in Salzburg with an expert guide. It's an ideal ticket for people with lesser time to spend in Salzburg and for visitors who have budget-constraint. The tour starts with Salt Mine in the morning and a Sound of Music trip in the afternoon.

What is the Best Way To Book Salt Mine Tickets? Book Online

Online booking is the most convenient and efficient way to purchase Salt Mine tickets. The advantages of buying tickets online include the following:

  • Advance Booking: With online ticket purchase, you can secure your spot in advance, ensuring availability and saving time by avoiding long queues at the ticket counters.
  • Convenience: Online ticketing allows you to conveniently book your Salt Mine tickets from anywhere, anytime, using your computer or mobile device.
  • Discounts: Many online platforms offer exclusive deals and promotional offers for Salt Mine tickets, thus offering cost-saving opportunities.

Salt Mine Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the depths of history and natural wonder as we explore the captivating highlights of the Salt Mine in Salzburg.

Miner's Slide

Miner's Slide

Experience an adrenaline rush as you descend down the miner's slide, just like the miners did, adding a thrilling twist to your underground adventure.

Salt Cathedral

Salt Cathedral

Marvel at the majestic Salt Cathedral, an awe-inspiring underground chamber beautifully carved out of salt, showcasing stunning natural formations and intricate salt sculptures.

Salt Lake Boat Ride

Salt Lake Boat Ride

Take a mesmerizing boat ride on an underground salt lake surrounded by ethereal turquoise waters and learn about the mystical legends associated with this enchanting place.

Sound and Light Show Salt Mine Tickets

Sound and Light Show

Immerse yourself in a captivating sound and light show that brings the history of salt mining to life, with vibrant visual effects and narrations that transport you back in time.

Salt Mining History Museum

Salt Mining History Museum

Discover the fascinating history of salt mining through interactive exhibits, ancient artefacts, and engaging displays that provide insight into the industry's significance and challenges faced by miners.

Treetop Walkway

Treetop Walkway

Walk along the suspended treetop walkway within the Salt Mine, offering a unique perspective and breathtaking views of the underground landscapes, creating a sense of awe and wonder.

Salt Mining Demonstration

Salt Mining Demonstration

Witness a beautiful salt mining demonstration, where skilled miners showcase traditional techniques and tools used to extract this valuable mineral, highlighting the craftsmanship and expertise involved.

Underground Chapel

Underground Chapel

Step into the underground chapel adorned with intricate salt carvings, creating a serene and mystical ambience where visitors can admire the remarkable craftsmanship and appreciate the historical significance.

Salt Mirror Lake

Salt Mirror Lake

Encounter the mesmerizing Salt Mirror Lake, a still and reflective underground lake, reflecting the beauty of its surroundings like a mirror, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere that will leave you in awe.

Plan Your Visit To Salt Mine

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Timings
  • The timings for the Salt Mine tour vary depending on the tour type you pick.
  • Guided tour:
    Starts at: 8:45 AM and 2 PM
    Duration: 4 hours
  • Combo tour:
    Starts at: 8:45 AM
    Duration: 8 Hours
Austrian highway A10

Address: Ramsaustraße 3, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg, Austria

Find on Maps

  • By Car: Drive south from Salzburg city centre from the A10 highway and take exit 334 towards Hallein. Follow signs to Salt Mine.
    Time taken: 20-30 minutes
  • By Bus: Line 170 from Salzburg city centre to Hallein Bahnhof. Then transfer to line 41 or 42 to reach Salt Mine.
    Time taken: 40-55 minutes
  • By Train: Line S3 S-Bahn line from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Hallein Bahnhof, then swift to bus line 41 or 42 to Salt Mine.
    Time taken: 25-35 minutes
Salzburg salt mines facilities
  • Take a boat ride on an underground Salt Lake, surrounded by mesmerizing turquoise waters.
  • Immerse yourself in a captivating sound and light show that transports you back in time.
  • Discover the history and process of salt mining through interactive exhibits and artefacts.
  • Browse a variety of salt-related products and unique souvenirs at the gift shop.
  • Relax and enjoy delicious meals and refreshments at the on-site restaurant and café.
Wheelchair friendly Salzburg salt mines
  • Elevators and ramps for easy access throughout the Salt Mine.
  • Wheelchair-friendly paths and facilities to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.
  • Accessible restrooms are available for convenience.
  • Braille and tactile signage for visually impaired visitors.
  • Assistance animals are allowed for those who require them.
  • Dedicated parking spaces for visitors with disabilities.
Traditional Austrian Cuisine
  • Gasthof Hohlwegwirt (1.5 km): Indulge in traditional Austrian cuisine at Gasthof Hohlwegwirt, located just a short distance from the Salt Mine. Enjoy hearty dishes and warm hospitality.
  • Braugasthof Sigl (2 km): Immerse yourself in the rich flavours of Salzburg at Braugasthof Sigl. Savour their selection of local beers and savour dishes crafted with regional ingredients.
  • Restaurant Alter Fuchs (3 km): Head to Restaurant Alter Fuchs for a cosy dining experience near the Salt Mine. This charming eatery serves up delicious Austrian and international dishes.
Salzburg salt mines rules
  • Stay on designated paths and do not wander off into restricted areas.
  • No touching or removing of any exhibits, artefacts, or formations.
  • Photography restrictions may apply in specific areas; follow the guidelines accordingly.
  • Smoking and open flames are prohibited within the Salt Mine premises.
  • Do not litter; use designated trash bins for disposal.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Use personal protective equipment, such as hard hats or safety gear, as instructed.
Schloss Prielau
  • Hallein Salt Museum (0.5 km): Discover the history of salt mining at the Hallein Salt Museum, showcasing fascinating exhibits and interactive displays that provide insight into this ancient industry.
  • Celtic Museum Hallein (1.5 km): Step back in time at the Celtic Museum Hallein, where you can explore the rich Celtic heritage through artefacts, reconstructions, and informative exhibits.
  • Schloss Prielau (4.5 km): Visit the picturesque Schloss Prielau, a charming castle surrounded by beautiful gardens. Enjoy its elegant architecture and tranquil ambience, and indulge in a delightful meal at the castle's restaurant.

Visitor Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking and navigating uneven surfaces within the Salt Mine.
  • Dress in layers as the temperature underground can be cooler than the surface.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater to ensure comfort during the tour.
  • Arrive early to avoid crowds and ensure a smooth entry.
  • Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the unique and stunning underground landscapes.
  • Stay hydrated by carrying a water bottle with you during the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salt Mine Tickets

Can I purchase Salt Mine tickets online?

Yes, purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended to secure your preferred date and time slot.

What are the ticket options for the Salt Mine?

Headout offers two ticket options for Salt Mine – a guided tour and a combo tour.

Are guided tours available?

Yes, guided tours are available and provide informative insights into the history and workings of the Salt Mine.

Who can avail of discounted tickets at Salt Mine tours?

Children between the age of 4-12 can avail the benefit of discounted tickets. Infants up to the age of 4 can get on the tour for free.

Is it worth visiting the Salt Mine?

The Salt Mine offers a unique and fascinating underground experience that is highly recommended!

How long should I spend at the Salt Mine?

Plan for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to experience the Salt Mine tour fully.

Are there any age restrictions for visiting the Salt Mine?

The Salt Mine is suitable for all ages, but certain activities may have height or age restrictions for safety reasons.

Is photography allowed inside the Salt Mine?

Photography is generally allowed, but some restrictions may apply in certain areas.

Is the Salt Mine accessible for people with mobility issues?

The Salt Mine offers accessibility measures such as ramps and elevators, making it accessible for visitors with mobility challenges.

Can I bring food and drinks into the Salt Mine?

Food and drinks are not permitted inside the Salt Mine, but there are designated areas where you can enjoy refreshments.