Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) Tours

star-4.5
1,005 Reviews
Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk)
Beneath the glittering lakes and snow-dusted mountains of Austria’s Lake District, the subterranean world of the Salzburg salt mines (Salzbergwerk) spreads out in a network of underground mines and tunnels. Used to mine “white gold” since the Bronze Age, the historic salt mines at Hallstatt and Berchtesgaden are now popular attractions. Here you’ll find fascinating insights into the region’s salt-mining heritage, as well as fun activities such as slides, train rides, and boat cruises.

The Basics
The Berchtesgaden salt mines can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Exploring the salt mines is a blast for the whole family. At Berchtesgaden, visitors can tour the mines by train, brave a 118-foot-long (36-meter-long) miners’ slide, cruise across a subterranean salt lake (the “Mirror Lake”), and marvel at the Salt Cathedral. At the Hallstatt salt mines, visitors can walk through underground tunnels, learn about the science of salt in a subterranean classroom, see a prehistoric wooden staircase (the oldest of its kind in the world!), and shop for innovative salt products in the gift shop. Journey to the mines on a half- or full-day tour from Salzburg, Austria, or Munich, Germany.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The salt mines can only be visited on guided tours, and it’s best to book in advance, especially during high season in July and August.
  • Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes, as it can be chilly underground. Overalls and protective clothing are provided for most tours.
  • Some parts of the salt mine tours are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with your tour operator in advance.

How to Get There
The main salt mines are located in Berchtesgaden and Hallstatt, about 16 miles (25 kilometers) and 43 miles (70 kilometers) by road from Salzburg, respectively. It’s easiest to visit as part of a guided tour, but buses also run from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden and Hallstatt, as well as other locations in the Salzkammergut region.

When to Get There
Most salt mines are open year-round, but fewer tour times are usually available in low season. July and August are the most popular months to visit; during this time it’s a good idea to book an early time slot to avoid crowds.

Combo Tours with the Salzburg Salt Mines
Salt mine excursions are often combined with a trip to Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest atop a sub-peak of Hoher Göll mountain, or a boat cruise around Lake Königssee in Germany. Alternatively, opt for a private tour to Hallstatt and discover the underground world of the Hallstatt salt mines, ride the funicular—a steep cable railway—to the Five Fingers Viewing Platform at Krippenstein, or take a boat tour of Hallstatt Lake.
Address: Salzwelten Hallstatt, Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
Hours: Varies
Admission: Adults: € 17
Read More

12 Tours and Activities to Experience Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

star-4.5
See the underground world of Obersalzberg’s salt mines on this 4-hour trip from Salzburg. Led by a local guide, venture along the scenic Alpenstrasse as you wind through the Bavarian Alps. Suit up in traditional miners’ wear and descend into the salt mines dating back 450 years. Then, experience a unique raft sail along the salt lake in the mines' grottos and hear the history and lore of the underground world. After a stop at the charming village of Berchtesgaden, your tour will conclude in Salzburg.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$73.64
From
$73.64
Taking safety measures

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

star-4.5
Experience two top-selling tours at a discounted price with this Salzburg Super Saver. Begin your day traveling through the Bavarian Mountains and touring the 450-year-old salt mines. Then visit some of the memorable locations where ‘The Sound of Music’ was filmed, while soaking up the stunning scenery of the Salzkammergut. Your guide also provides a historical backdrop on the architectural landmarks of Salzburg.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$124.42
From
$124.42
Taking safety measures

Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

star-5
On this full-day, customizable shore excursion, you’ll cover the highlights of Austria’s most scenic and history-rich locations. Choose from bespoke itineraries to postcard-perfect Hallstatt, the picturesque city of Salzburg, or the panoramic Eagle’s Nest, a hilltop lodge. Tours are specially designed for cruise ship passengers, ensuring you’ll be transferred back to the port in time to sail.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,311.08
per group
From
$1,311.08
per group
Taking safety measures

Hallstatt Tour with Visit of the 5fingers Viewing Platform or the Salt Mine

Hallstatt Tour with Visit of the 5fingers Viewing Platform or the Salt Mine

star-5
Explore Halstatt and the Austrian lakes district on this full-day private tour from Salzburg. Additionally, choose to visit the 5 Fingers Viewing Platform nestled in the Alps or the world's oldest salt mine. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$781.84
per group
From
$781.84
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Customized Hallstatt Full Day Tour

Private Customized Hallstatt Full Day Tour

star-5
It takes over 2 hours to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg by train. Save yourself time and hassle, and get the most out of your day trip by booking a tour with a private chauffeur. Your guide works with you to customize a private tour in the scenic Austrian Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choose to cruise in a boat, ride in a cable car, walk through villages, and more.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$964.81
per group
From
$964.81
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

star-4.5
Escape the city and marvel on this private 8-hour Bavarian Mountains tour from Salzburg. Travel along the Kingslake River Valley deep into the Bavarian Mountains with your private guide. Admire breathtaking views over Austria’s mighty Lake District from the top of Obersalzberg. Head off the tourist trail to Hinterbrand and enjoy a walk along the shore of Koenigssee Lake. Explore the pretty mountain town of Berchtesgaden during your free time, then return to Salzburg via a 450 year-old salt mine.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$875.94
per group
From
$875.94
per group
Taking safety measures

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

star-4.5
Soak up three top-selling tours at a discounted price on this Salzburg Super Saver through the Bavarian Mountains. Led by an expert guide, begin your morning with panoramic views of the Alps at Hitler’s historic mountain retreat, known as the Eagle’s Nest. Then spend the afternoon exploring the underground world of 450-year-old salt mines, before concluding with a trip to the charming town of Berchtesgaden.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$143.46
From
$143.46
Taking safety measures

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

star-4.5
See the best of Austria with this Salzburg Super Saver, combining two top-selling tours at a discounted price. Led by an expert guide,  travel underground to salt mines dating back 450 years and pay a visit to the charming Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. Afterward, explore the Lake District in the Austrian Alps and soak up incredible views. Take a boat ride on Lake Wolfgang and see the historic Castle Huttenstein. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.61
From
$120.61
Taking safety measures

Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

History-buffs will find it hard to resist this customizable private tour from Salzburg.  After private pickup from your hotel, you and your guide set off for Adolf Hitler’s World War II lairs in the Bavarian Alps. Visit Lake Königsee along with an underground 500-year-old salt mine. The tour is worth it for the scenic route alone, but you’ll enjoy much more over your six-hour adventure.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$685.61
per group
From
$685.61
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg Incl. Entrance Fees

Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg Incl. Entrance Fees

star-5
Explore Adolf Hitler’s World War II lairs in the Bavarian Alps on this full-day private tour from Salzburg. Admire the mountain-and-lake scenery and visit the Nazi leader’s mountaintop Eagle’s Nest retreat. Experience the building and its bird’s-eye views, and explore bunkers, the site of Hitler’s home, and Berchtesgaden town before opting to visit a salt mine or cruise on Lake Königssee. Price is per vehicle, and includes private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$781.84
per group
From
$781.84
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Day Trip from Salzburg

Private Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Day Trip from Salzburg

star-5
Visit the Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s former mountaintop retreat, plus Berchtesgaden and Lake Königssee on this full-day private trip from Salzburg. Ascend to the infamous Eagle’s Nest and absorb its panoramic views, and visit the town of Berchtesgaden for lunch (own expense). Afterward, explore Berchtesgaden salt mine and admire mountain-ringed Königssee with an optional boat ride on its glassy waters. Price is per vehicle on this customizable tour and includes Salzburg hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$829.95
per group
From
$829.95
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Bavarian half day tour from Salzburg - the Eagle's Nest

Private Bavarian half day tour from Salzburg - the Eagle's Nest

Take a private guided tour from Salzburg and after our drive through some spectacular countryside, we can go up to the famous Eagles nest a Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden. It was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. Depending on the season ( open only mid may to the end of september) or stroll through the traditional village of Berchtesgaden and have a break for lunch, followed by a lot of action and fun in the salt mines: you can dress up in miners cloth, ride a train into the heart of the mountain, slide down giant chutes from one gallery to the next, glide across a salt lake on a raft, and learn all about salt in the mines of Berchtesgaden.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$342.80
Price varies by group size
From
$342.80
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) hours of operation?
A:
Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk)?