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The Salt Mine Of Berchtesgaden is celebrating 500 years of mining!

500 years of Salt from the depths of the Alps.

Celebrate with us a very special type of anniversary and experience the Berchtesgaden mining tradition up close.

Exciting and interesting events, various attractions and informative presentations await you. The anniversary celebration concert will also amaze you. Join in and celebrate 500 years of mining at the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden!

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

 

04.06.2017

Pentecost Announcement Ceremony

19:00: Announcement ceremony with the miners’ chapel with a parade through the Berchtesgaden market and followed by the standing concert from the miners’ chapel and Berchtesgaden Music School in the Schlossplatz in Berchtesgaden.

21:00: Sword dancing with the Dürrnberg Sword Dancing Group and the miners’ music chapel in Bad Dürrnberg in the Schlossplatz in Berchtesgaden

 

05.06.2017

Mountain festival for Pentecost 2017

09:00: Church parade from the Salt Mine to the Stiftskirche

Around 10:00: Praise and thanksgiving service with Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Priest Msgr. Dr. Thomas Frauenlob

from around 11:30: Parade through Berchtesgaden market
                                        Food, drink and music in Berchtesgaden                    

 

01.07.2017

Open day in the Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall as part of the town festival.

Entrance free (with limited numbers of participants)

 

1st May until 11th October

Tours along the anniversary path – “200 years of the brine pipeline, 400 years of the guild and 500 years of Salt Mine Berchtesgaden”. The Berchtesgaden tour guides share interesting facts the visitors to do with the anniversary themes.

From May until October: every Monday and Wednesday at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00
Ticket: 3,50 € per person
Duration: 45 minutes, meeting point is in front of the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden

 

July / August 2017

Deichel drilling (wooden pipes) in front of the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
every Thursday from 10:00 until 14:00
Note: This event only takes place in dry weather

Salt boiling in front of the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
every Thursday from 10:00 until 14:00
Note: This event only takes place in dry weather

Salt-box maker  in front of the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
every Thursday from 10:00 until 14:00
Note: This event only takes place in dry weather

There’s more:

all year round

Special effects in the tour and large-format photo report on the work in the active salt mine in the visitor centre, as well as a so-called “Glückshunt”, where visitors throw a salt stone into a mining tram and make a wish 

 

Dated: 25.10.2016
Subject to change