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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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  • The salt mine is superb if rather dear. Upon entering, they make us wear coveralls and make us travel with a small train. At a certain point, we have to go down a chute of wood. A lot of fun. We walk for a bit, between scientific explanations and many videos. At one point, they get on a boat that sails to arrive from the other side. All underground. Beautiful. Recommended to those who have young children.
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  • Very educational and fun. I loved the light shows and the slides. Even my 2 year old had a great time and loved wearing the outfit. They make it very interesting between the slideshows and displays. 
  • Now again, after many years, we were with a friendly family here. It was really great and has been made yet also our 14Jährigem. The slip what many cause in me still this feeling in our stomachs André so like, I. it not, Bauch but it was a great fun. The tour is really great, informative and entertaining. The Lake is certainly one of the highlights of the visit. The kids thought it was great, they love to drive it with small train. A great experience for young and old, who is in the area of Irlsub should not miss this museum. In the store I purchased potato seasoning salt. Tastes good
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