Whether as an excursion with the whole family, with friends or alone – the Berchtesgaden salt mine is a unique experience for adults and children of all ages. Salt has been mined here in the middle of the Berchtesgaden Alps since 1517. Look forward to a fascinating journey into the world underground and breathtaking experiences. Get the most out of your visit with our tips and info. 

underground every day

Opening hours

The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine is open all year round. At a constant 12 °C, it is the ideal destination for an excursion in any weather. Important: The underground experience can only be booked as part of a one-hour guided tour. Please allow 1.5 to 2 hours including ticket purchase, dressing, reception and return of miner's clothing. 

Tip:To avoid waiting times, we recommend that you book your desired tour well in advance.

March 25th till November 3rd

daily 9 AM to 5 PM*

*Start of the last guided tour

November 4th till March 24th

daily 11 AM to 3 PM*

*Start of the last guided tour

January 1st / Good Friday / Whit Monday /
November 1st / December 24th - 25th and 31st

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Admission prices to the salt mine

Prices

Due to the high demand, we recommend buying tickets in our online ticket shop.

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Individuals

Adults

Reduced tickets (pupil, higher-ed student, person with severe disability) are only available upon presentation of the corresponding proof at the box office. No discounts can be claimed online. Please note our advice for people with reduced mobility..

24.50 €

Child (from 4 up to and including 16 years)

12.50 €

Pupil/ Student (from 17 up to and including 25 years)

21.50 €

Adults with a severely disabled pass or having a code B disability card for severely disabled persons

Reduced tickets (pupil, higher-ed student, person with severe disability) are only available upon presentation of the corresponding proof at the box office. No discounts can be claimed online. Please note our advice for people with reduced mobility..

21.50 €

Child with a disability card for severely disabled persons

Reduced tickets (pupil, higher-ed student, person with severe disability) are only available upon presentation of the corresponding proof at the box office. No discounts can be claimed online. Please note our advice for people with reduced mobility..

11.00 €

Families

Family ticket (2 adults and one child)

Persons living in one household, max. 2 adults. A family is defined as parents/grandparents with their own children/grandchildren up to and including the age of 16. Note: It is not possible to take back carriers and prams underground.

54.00 €

each additional own child

7.00 €

Children from 0 - 3 years

Entrance free

Groups

At least 20 persons

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Arrival

Whether by train, bus or car – the Berchtesgaden salt mine is the ideal excursion destination from many surrounding towns. If you start in Munich, you can reach us in 150 km, from Salzburg in 27 km and Bad Reichenhall is only 18 km away. 

Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden
Salzburger Straße 24
83471 Berchtesgaden
Germany

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Arrival by train The Berchtesgaden railway station is only about 1.4 km away from the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine. From there, you can easily reach the salt mine via a footpath with a walking time of about 30 minutes. Or you can use the bus connection with Line 840 from Berchtesgaden train station, which will take you to our "Salzbergwerk" stop in about 5 minutes. For more information about Regional Transport Oberbayern GmbH, please visit their website.TIP: Take advantage of the affordable BGL day ticket for bus and train. You will receive a 10% discount when presenting your ticket at the ticket office.You can find information about train connections on the website of the German railway.For groups travelling to Berchtesgaden by train, we recommend the Bayernticket. Arrival by bus Take line 840 and you will arrive at our bus stop "Salzbergwerk" after about 5 min from the Berchtesgaden train station. From there it is only a 250-metre walk to the visitor entrance. Line 840 Berchtesgaden – Marktschellenberg – Salzburg and back.

Arrival by car Guests travelling to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine by private car will be guided to our salt mine by the existing road signs. The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine has plenty of parking spaces, and you can also pay there by contactless NFC or by mobile phone. For car drivers with a navigation system:Salzbergwerk BerchtesgadenSalzburger Straße 24 83471 Berchtesgaden Tel.: +49 (0)8652/6002-0 Fax: +49 (0)8652/6002-5060Arrival from Munich:take the A8 exit Pidingcontinue on the B20 via Bad Reichenhall to Berchtesgaden, TOLL-FREE! Please note that you have to pay a toll sticker in Austria if you do not leave the motorway in Bad Reichenhall, but continue on the A1 to the Salzburg Süd (south) motorway exit!

For our guests who come to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine by e-bike, we offer a charging station for e-bikes directly opposite our visitor centre – in front of the terrace of the Bergschänke restaurant. After an informative and exciting adventure underground, you can fortify yourself for the onward journey in the Bergschänke restaurant and charge your e-bike free of charge along the way.We wish you a pleasant journey.

Whether by train, bus or car – the Berchtesgaden salt mine is the ideal excursion destination from many surrounding towns. If you start in Munich, you can reach us in 150 km, from Salzburg in 27 km and Bad Reichenhall is only 18 km away. 

Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden
Salzburger Straße 24
83471 Berchtesgaden
Germany

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Helpful info for
your visit

You've never been to a salt mine?Wondering what to look out for on a visit? We have summarised the most frequently asked questions and helpful information for you. This is sure to make your visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine unforgettable.

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Frequently asked questions
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In the Berchtesgaden salt mine, the temperature below ground is a constant 12 degrees Celsius all year round.
No, unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Berchtesgaden salt mine.

No, for safety reasons filming and photography is not allowed in the Berchtesgaden salt mine.

You will find the perfect photo stops with life-size miner figures or mining machines around the salt mine and on the salt experience trail.

The footpath through the salt mine is around 800 metres and is easy to manage for people without walking difficulties.

To ensure maximum safety, we ask you to consider the following points: Photography and filming are not permitted during the tour due to safety reasons. Please do not lean out while riding the mine train. Please follow our simple safety instructions on site before sliding. Please make sure your overalls are closed and do not take any backpacks with you.

No, a tour without a guide is not possible. The guided tour of the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine is conducted by experienced and well-trained miners and includes many unforgettable highlights. For more information on the individual stations, also discover our tunnel map

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No photos please
No dogs please
Not suitable for prams
Not barrier-free
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Tips for your visit

So enjoy an exciting and at the same time relaxing excursion to the Berchtesgaden salt mine.

Book online

It is best to reserve your tickets online to avoid waiting times on site.

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Clothes and footwear

The temperature in the mine is around + 12 °C all year round. So remember to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Overalls to protect your clothes are available on site.

Backpacks and bulky items

For safety reasons, bulky objects are unfortunately not allowed underground. Please leave your backpack, umbrella or hat in the car or use our lockers for them.

Travelling with children

Unfortunately, the path through the mine is not suitable for prams or backpacks. A baby sling may be an alternative.

what our guests say

"Me and my three kids were very impressed by the audiovisual productions in the salt mine. The slides and the ride across the lake were of course the highlights of our visit. It was also very interesting to see the development of the machines. In a nutshell: we were thrilled with our visit to the Berchtesgaden salt mine. My tip: Allow enough time to arrive."

Michaela, with family

"The dinner in the Berchtesgaden salt mine is really a very special evening event. Good food, atmospheric music deep in the mountain and an exciting guided tour around the topic of salt history - my friends and I were very enthusiastic. The friendly, attentive and fun staff also made the evening memorable.”

Sonja, dinner guest

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