Travel Spots Near Salzburg

Half an hour from Salzburg lies the beautiful Berchtesgadener Land. In addition to countless hiking trails and breathtaking natural scenery, there are also some insider tips for spending an exciting and eventful day in any weather.

Salzalpensteig hiking trail Section 8 in Ramsau

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine - Family Excursion Near Salzburg

Over 500 years old, the Berchtesgaden salt mine is a modern adventure mine, a popular excursion destination in Bavaria and suitable for a family outing if you are in the area (Munich, Salzburg,...). An impressive journey into the world of salt awaits you in the depths of the mountain. The mine train takes you 650m into the mountain, where the first slide is already waiting for you.

Our miners' slides - Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

The second slide connects the magical salt room, in which the miners' everyday working life is shown, and the mirror lake, over which you travel on a raft with a fascinating laser show.

Arrival by public transport is also possible without any problems. The bus line 840 from Berchtesgaden via Marktschellenberg to Salzburg and back goes directly to our bus stop "Salzbergwerk".  

Schedule Bus 840
Exterior shot of the salt mine with the Watzmann in the background

Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall - Educational Excursion Near Salzburg

The guided tour of the old salt works in Bad Reichenhall takes you on a journey back in time. On a guided tour through the extensive tunnel system, you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of salt production. After the approx. 45-minute underground tour, you have the opportunity to visit the salt museum on the upper floor.

The Salt Museum in Bad Reichenhall - Alte Saline Bad Reichenhall 

The Old Salt Works also contains a salt works chapel, which can even be used for weddings.

Wedding location - Wedding in the Old Saltworks in Bad Reichenhall - Saline Chapel 

The Old Salt Works can be easily reached by any means of transportation. It is 130 km from Munich, 23 km from Salzburg and Berchtesgaden is only 20 km from the Alte Saline Bad Reichenhall. There is an hourly train from Munich to Salzburg main station via Freilassing. If you get off in Freilassing, you can take the regional train to Berchtesgaden and get off at the station "Bad Reichenhall - Kirchberg" and walk to the Old Salt Works in about 5 minutes.

Exterior view of the Old Saltworks Bad Reichenhall

House of mountains - Nature Excursion Near Salzburg

House of Mountains

The house of mountains is an exciting nature park center in Berchtesgaden. On 17,000m² you will experience a triad of information center, education center and outdoor area. The award-winning exhibition "Vertical Wilderness", interactive information about the protected area, a cinema in the foyer with nature films, changing exhibitions on two levels and a themed library are waiting to be discovered by you.

You can reach the Haus der Berge by car via the A8 Munich-Salzburg highway, via the A10 Salzburg-Villach highway or via the A1 Salzburg-Vienna highway.

The Haus der Berge can be reached from the salt mine via the brine pipeline path in approx. 60 minutes on foot. 

Adelsheim Castle: Sightseeing Near Salzburg With the Family

Adelsheim Castle Museum in Berchtesgaden is one of the most important folklore museums in Bavaria. In 13 rooms on an exhibition area of 600m², visitors can learn interesting facts about the life of the people in the land between Watzmann and Untersberg. The museum's collection focuses on the Berchtesgadener War: classic craftsmanship in the form of artistically painted chip boxes, colorful wooden toys, rough carvings, flutes, figures of saints and nativity scenes and filigree carvings.

Schloss Adelsheim Berchtesgaden | © Bergerlebnis Berchtesgaden

Don't Forget!

All the excursion destinations are not far from the Berchtesgaden salt mine, which is why you will experience an unforgettable day in combination with the other sights. There is even a combined ticket with the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall - here you get a cheaper admission price. To ensure that you can safely take part in the guided tours, we recommend that you purchase online tickets in advance.

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
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Happy family on the slide
Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall
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Large water wheels in the Old Saltworks