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500 years of Salt from the depths of the Alps.

1517 was the year of birth of the salt mine Berchtesgaden. The Petersberg tunnel was struck, and the unique history of 500 years of salt mining followed.

vier Bergler im Stollen unter Tage | Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden | © Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden | Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG

Exciting and as complex as the world underground, this story is about innovative technical advances, camaraderie and guilds that still exist today, from changing possessions to Bad Reichenhaller MarkenSalz. In 2017, one of Germany's most important attractions, the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine, celebrated the uninterrupted 500-year mining of white gold from the depths of the Alps.

Find out more about the history of the Salt Mine here.