This great day out from Salzburg combines stunning scenery, fascinating history and natural wonders.
Admire the awesome majesty of the Bavarian Alps and rejuvenate in the scenic tranquility of the valleys and mountain passes en route to Berchtesgaden. This used to be Hitler's mountain retreat and is a place brimming with history.
Enjoy an educational adventure and see some breathtaking natural scenery as you explore the underground world of the salt mines.
You will be picked up from you hotel and taken for a sightseeing tour in a bus accompanied by a multi lingual guide.
Pass the hunting castle Hellbrunn and cross the Austrian-Bavarian border. Drive along the Königseeache valley, through the Bavarian mountains, past romantic farmhouses and the ruins of Obersalzberg - Hitler's former mountain retreat. Arrive at the 500-year-old Salt mines.
Wear traditional miners' clothing, enter the mines and hear the historical as well as the legendary tales of the fascinating underground world. Go down a 100-foot-long slide into the grottos, the magical world beneath the surface of the earth.
Take a raft ride on the salt lake and a miniature train ride to end this educational adventure.
Proceed to Berchtesgaden located on the German border with Austria, in the Bavarian Alps. This is well known as Hitler's mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party. From here you can view Eagles Nest and the magnificent snowcapped peaks of the Bavarian mountains. Enjoy some Bavarian specialties here. You can also enjoy a boat ride on the lake if it is not frozen.
The tour concludes at Mirabellplatz.
We learned so much in less than five hours! Mchael the guide could not have been better--what he said, how much he said, how long he gave us at the stops--actually perfect. ...marc drier
The salt mines should not be missed. The experience is actioned packed, l and a great day out for the family....Mrs D C Davidson
A bit overpriced for the short itinerary in terms of actual stops in places of interest. The tour did not include any stops in Bavarian Mountains. Only Salt Mines was the actual...Saikat Das
Start time: 08:45am & 2:00pm
Duration: 4 hours
Pick up from city hotels 20 minutes prior to the tour start time. (Please see below note if you are staying in a hotel located in the pedestrian zone.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point.)
For hotels located in the old town and pedestrian zone in Salzburg: You will be picked up from Michaeli Tor (next to the rising bollards), near Mozartplatz, which is just a short walk from these hotels. Please be there 30 minutes prior tour departure, this applies to: ABC Hotel, Hotel am Dom, Pension Chiemsee, Hotel Elefant, Goldene Ente, Kasererbräu, Stadtalm, Weisse Taube, Hotel Wolf.
For the following hotels no complimentary pick-up is possible. Please meet us directly at the Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz, right in front of St. Andrä Church: Trumer Stube, Hotel Stadtkrug, St. Sebastian, Junger Fuchs, Goldene Krone, Star Inn Gablerbräu, Arte Vida Hotel, Altstadthotel Amadeus, Schwarzes Rössl.
Tour ends at Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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