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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
Good for avoiding crowds


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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Local guide
Entrance fee to the Salt Mines
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.
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
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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


265 Reviews

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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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
Save your $ and go directly to the salt mines
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was good but this felt more like a bus shuttle. A lot of time was spent dropping and picking other tours up. Dropped off eagles nest tour> went to salt mines tour and that was nice. It is something you can do on your own so instead I probably would have looked up the city bus and went on my own. Then we had to pick up the eagles nest tour. Then we went to a little town for about an hour for lunch. The title said Bavarian Mountains and I thought this was a little misleading. I thought there would be sightseeing of the mountains. I did not get a single picture of a mountain. It would be nice if the bus incorporated this into the tour, even if it means pulling over 3-4 times at scenic pullouts for 5 minutes. Then after lunch we dropped off another tour back at the salt mines...probably wasted 1-1.5 hrs on other people’s tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth It!
, Sep 2020
The tour was a ton of fun. My wife and I had a lot of fun in the mines. We stopped in Berchtesgaden for a coffee/snack break after the mines. It is a very nice little old town. Our tour guide Michelle was great and we enjoyed ourselves the whole time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Mason! Thank you for joining the “Salt mine tour” in Berchtesgaden with us and bringing your experience to our attention. We hope that you and your wife will have fond memories of your tour in the salt mine for a long time to come and hope to welcome you back to Salzburg sometime. With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Fabulous Tour
, Feb 2020
Highly recommend this tour. Fabulous tour guide in Walter, so knowledgeable. Tour was interesting and also great fun.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Lorrain, thank you very much for joining our Salt Mine Tour and for your kind review! We are more than happy to hear that you had a fabulous tour and that you were fully satisfied with our guide Walter. We will forward your kind words to him. Many thanks also for your recommendation and we look forward welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours in the near future! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Salt Mine Tour or amusement ride?
, Feb 2020
Kind of kitschy. More a ride for kids than an actual salt mine tour. We looked forward to The part with th lake and they kept us in the dark. Couldn't even see it.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Patricia, thank you for joining our Salt Mine Tour and for sharing your experience with us and other guests. We are really sorry that is was not possible for us to meet your expectations. According to our evaluations and excellent reviews we get a lot of positive feedback on the running of the tour and we are sorry that you had not the same personal perception of the tour. We would be happy if we could get another chance to welcome you on board of any of our tours someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team

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