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Bavarian Mountains & Salt Mines - Tour from Salzburg

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the Königseeache valley, Bavarian mountains and the ruins of Obersalzberg - Hitler's former mountain retreat
  • Explore the 500-year-old Salt mines hear the historical and legendary tales of the fascinating underground world.
  • Visit Berchtesgaden and see Hitler's mountain retreat, Eagles Nest.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    8:45am & 2:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz, right in front of St. Andrä Church.
    (Please reach atleast 15 minutes prior to tour start time.)

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance fee to the Saltmines
    • Multi lingual guide (English, German, French)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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.

    Additional info

    Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.
  • Reviews
    • Great Tour!

      My husband and I really enjoyed the salt mine tour. The best part was by far bring in the mine. We got to dress up in miner's coveralls and ride a rail train into the mine. I...

      Clare Dalby
    • Educational and loads of fun

      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
    • Experience with a difference - full of surprises

      If you are visiting the area highly recommend taking this trip down the mines, it is a unique opportunity to see this incredible environment with a touch of Disney style...

      carol bloor
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