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Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, Berchtesgaden

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Delve 300 m (984 ft) beneath the Bavarian Alps at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. Amazingly, this working salt mine has been constant use since 1517 and today employs almost 100 workers. Don a reflective suit and hop into specialized underground mine cars. At the end of the ride, you'll get to see the mine's subterranean Mirror Lake. Throughout, you can learn about the age-old industry of harvesting salt from the composite rock. You can eat afterward in a restaurant located in the former machinery building. Admission is only available via guided tour. Berchtesgaden Salt Mines is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Berchtesgaden Edition.
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  • Explore this natural beauty with the help of the modern technic. learn a lot's of interesting thing about salt, and their mining technology. a true great family program for adults and kids! The salt m...  more »
  • My family of four visited the mines in March and had a great time. My kids are ages 12 and 14 and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. You start with putting on a miners suit, then take a train into the depth...  more »
  • We actually learned a lot (!) but the way the tour is done is so cool, and fun with the underground slides, that all of the students (ages 7-17) enjoyed it. I would definitely go again. I'd like to ha...  more »