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Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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Salzburg, Austria
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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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.
  • Travel along the scenic Deutsche Alpenstrasse for mountain views
  • Step straight inside the popular attraction with a skip-the-line ticket
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Dress as a miner, ride a boat, and shoot down a slide for a salt mine tour that’s focused on fun.
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Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1 , Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz, corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 (in front of St. Andrew church) Mirabellplatz / 5020 Salzburg - please arrive 15 minutes prior tour departure

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Stop At:  
Enjoy 50 minutes free time in Berchtesgaden
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines
enjoy the salt mines
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
time depending short photo stop
Stop At:  
Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour
tour Departure & arrival point
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "They really enjoyed sliding down into the mines, and the tour was worth the price!" See review
  • "But a really neat experience and well worth the time and money." See review
  • "This is a must especially in December, tour was fantastic, fun, informative in a picturesque village." See review


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Wonderful experience inside the salt mines
, May 2022
Wonderful experience, esp as a rainy day program. You get to put on a miner's overalls and explore the salt mine. The one we went to was a working mine. The guide was awesome, giving us information on top of the audio guide. I really loved the slides and that boat ride across the underground salt lake with the music and light show. Goosebumps. Highly recommended, even those with children. Ended with a 40 min break at Berchtesgaden for a coffeebreak and light shopping before heading back to Salzburg.
Went on this tour with my...
, Apr 2022
Went on this tour with my brother and niece, who are both interested in science and geology. We had a great time. The slides were the biggest hit.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Katy Thank you very much for joining our Tour and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
, Apr 2022
We were dropped off by our driver and when we were in the mine realised the tour guide only spoke in German. Apparently we should have been given an audio guide in English. No-one told us so we missed all the commentary. Very disappointed
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Richard Thank you for your message and taking your time writing us a feedback. Our grouped tours are held in English and German, however the Salt Mines must be guided by local professional miners only – thus in German International guests receive an audio guide selecting their preferred language. We are really sorry about the misunderstanding during your guided tour in the mines itself, you should have received an audio guide onsite. We will forward this issue to the salt mines operator to avoid further problems which our beyond our control. Once again thank you for your review, we do hope to get another chance welcoming you on board some day
Family friendly tour
, Mar 2022
Family of 5, boys ages 3,6 & 11 enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend this tour learning the history and process.
Great attraction with lots of activities
, Dec 2021
This was a great informative tour. There was a lot of activity built into this tour to keep everyone entertained, starting with the train ride into the mines, slides deeper down into the mountain, border crossing, boat, etc..our guide was excellent too. He really brought things to life and provided great information.
5 stars
, Dec 2021
This tour group company is incredible! Very friendly, accommodating and informative. Peter was our tour guide and handled everything perfectly. If you haven’t been in a mine before, this is a must! And a short “boat” ride on the water… underground!!!
, Nov 2021
We had an English only tour of the mountains with Johannes who knew all the sites and history. He was a wealth of information and could answer every question we had! The scenery was gorgeous! The salt mine was interesting. English translator devices not wonderful.
Wonderful tour. I loved...
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour. I loved this experience. Gergard drove us here & had extensive knowledge on the towns. The salt mine was such a unique & special experience. I would love to bring my family back here !!! One of a kind/fabulous experience.
Mediocre tour
, Sep 2021
The driver for this tour was very good, but the tour of the salt mine was not very interesting. I don’t think it was worth the price and wouldn’t recommend others doing it if they come to Salzburg. It felt very cheesy.
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Great tour!
, Sep 2021
This was a great tour! The ride is about 45 minutes to the salt mines - but note these are not the Austrian salt mines. They are in Germany. The salt mines tour is about an hour and 15 minutes and very interesting, and then there’s some free time in a Bavarian town. Our tour guide recommended a wonderful cafe for apple strudel and tea.

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