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Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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Salzburg, Austria
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Travel along the scenic Deutsche Alpenstrasse for mountain views
  • Step straight inside the popular attraction with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Watch a video about the mines’ history and explore with a local guide
  • Visit the town of Berchtesgaden on the way back to Salzburg

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Dress as a miner, ride a boat, and shoot down a slide for a salt mine tour that’s focused on fun.
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Local guide
Entrance fee to the Salt Mines
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz, corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 (in front of St. Andrew church) Mirabellplatz / 5020 Salzburg - please arrive 15 minutes prior tour departure

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin at Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg, where you’ll join up with your guide and hop aboard your coach. Enjoy a scenic drive  through the Bavarian mountains before arriving in Obersalzberg.

Then slip into miners’ attire and descend into the grottos on a slide! After a thrilling ride down, explore the underground world, learning about the mines' fascinating, 450-year-old history. Top off your adventure with a raft sail on the salt lake and a train ride.

After ascending back to the surface of the earth, visit the charming town of Berchtesgaden to purchase a snack or plate of apple strudel. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point in Salzburg.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Berchtesgaden
Enjoy 50 minutes free time in Berchtesgaden
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines
enjoy the salt mines
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
time depending short photo stop
Stop At:  
Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour
tour Departure & arrival point
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg.

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  • "They really enjoyed sliding down into the mines, and the tour was worth the price!" See review
  • "But a really neat experience and well worth the time and money." See review
  • "This is a must especially in December, tour was fantastic, fun, informative in a picturesque village." See review

Reviews

4.5
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261 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Mediocre tour
Laura_M
, Sep 2021
The driver for this tour was very good, but the tour of the salt mine was not very interesting. I don’t think it was worth the price and wouldn’t recommend others doing it if they come to Salzburg. It felt very cheesy.
star-5
Great tour!
AbbyT
, Sep 2021
This was a great tour! The ride is about 45 minutes to the salt mines - but note these are not the Austrian salt mines. They are in Germany. The salt mines tour is about an hour and 15 minutes and very interesting, and then there’s some free time in a Bavarian town. Our tour guide recommended a wonderful cafe for apple strudel and tea.
star-3
Save your $ and go directly to the salt mines
Angie
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was good but this felt more like a bus shuttle. A lot of time was spent dropping and picking other tours up. Dropped off eagles nest tour> went to salt mines tour and that was nice. It is something you can do on your own so instead I probably would have looked up the city bus and went on my own. Then we had to pick up the eagles nest tour. Then we went to a little town for about an hour for lunch. The title said Bavarian Mountains and I thought this was a little misleading. I thought there would be sightseeing of the mountains. I did not get a single picture of a mountain. It would be nice if the bus incorporated this into the tour, even if it means pulling over 3-4 times at scenic pullouts for 5 minutes. Then after lunch we dropped off another tour back at the salt mines...probably wasted 1-1.5 hrs on other people’s tours.
star-5
Worth It!
Mason_R
, Sep 2020
The tour was a ton of fun. My wife and I had a lot of fun in the mines. We stopped in Berchtesgaden for a coffee/snack break after the mines. It is a very nice little old town. Our tour guide Michelle was great and we enjoyed ourselves the whole time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Mason! Thank you for joining the “Salt mine tour” in Berchtesgaden with us and bringing your experience to our attention. We hope that you and your wife will have fond memories of your tour in the salt mine for a long time to come and hope to welcome you back to Salzburg sometime. With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Fabulous Tour
Lorraine_R
, Feb 2020
Highly recommend this tour. Fabulous tour guide in Walter, so knowledgeable. Tour was interesting and also great fun.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Lorrain, thank you very much for joining our Salt Mine Tour and for your kind review! We are more than happy to hear that you had a fabulous tour and that you were fully satisfied with our guide Walter. We will forward your kind words to him. Many thanks also for your recommendation and we look forward welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours in the near future! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-3
Salt Mine Tour or amusement ride?
patricia_k
, Feb 2020
Kind of kitschy. More a ride for kids than an actual salt mine tour. We looked forward to The part with th lake and they kept us in the dark. Couldn't even see it.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Patricia, thank you for joining our Salt Mine Tour and for sharing your experience with us and other guests. We are really sorry that is was not possible for us to meet your expectations. According to our evaluations and excellent reviews we get a lot of positive feedback on the running of the tour and we are sorry that you had not the same personal perception of the tour. We would be happy if we could get another chance to welcome you on board of any of our tours someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
DO THIS!
sarahbterry
, Feb 2020
Leo was phenomenal! We had such a good day. He was knowledgeable about the area, best picture places, restaurants, the history, etc. He made us laugh all day, and was so kind and happy. This was one of our top favorite tours because of him--we would recommend him to anyone! I was even looking for a recipe for a dish I had while in Austria, and Leo was able to tell me specifically how to cook it. If there's one tour you do in Salzburg, it should be this one! Everything was planned perfectly, we had some time to shop in a little nearby town. The salt mines were incredible and a very cool experience. We hope we can come back someday soon and take another tour with Leo!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Sarah, thank you very much for joining our sightseeing tour and for taking time to write this wonderful review! What a pleasure in readin this comment - there is nothing we love more than hearing that guests had a great time with us. Our team does it's best to provide an excellent experience for our guests and Leo will be thrilled when he reads through your wonderful comment. We look forward welcoming you back on your next tour with Leo ;-) With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-2
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg
sherylangus
, Jan 2020
I often leave reviews but generally to say that I am really happy with the service I have received. First of all I would like to say that the actual journey/drive to/from the mountains was great and the salt mines tour was fantastic. So enjoyable, enlightening and fun. My sisters and I had a great afternoon out. However, our driver/guide was utterly miserable and, what can only be described as rude. We didn't even catch his name. There were 7 of us in a minibus and I know that we all felt uncomfortable with the attitude of the driver. He was totally unapproachable and couldn't hide his disinterest in both the trip and us as customers. We understand the company was Panorama Tours who, interestingly, we had taken a trip with the previous few days (to the Sound of Music). On the previous trip with Peter, Evo etc it was fantastic as they were great ambassadors for Panorama Tours. The trip on the Sunday afternoon to the salt mine was in utter and stark contrast to our experience the 2 days before. When we departed the mini bus I tried to tip the driver/tour guide and he simply barked "No" and turned his back on me. This was unnecessary and embarrassing. I don't know whether this guy acted like this because we hadn't booked through Panorama tours directly or that he just didn't like customers or he was having a really bad day. Regardless, the impression he left us with was very poor and he did actually spoil what was otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable trip. What made it worse was that it was booked for my sister's 50th birthday which, on 3rd January, Panorama tour guides had made a lovely day but on the 5th January it was marred by this tour guide/driver. I hate to leave a review like this but it would put me off booking via Viator again because of this experience which is a shame.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Sheryl, thank you very much for joining some of our sightseeing tours and for the time to bring your experience to our attention! First of all we are more than happy that you were fully satisfied with our tours, our service and with most of our guides and drivers, like Peter and Ivo - we are delighted to forward your wonderful feedback to them. It's good to hear that you enjoyed also the time at the Salt Mine. However we are very sad that our guide of the Salt Mine Tour couldn't convince you and that you have left the tour disappointed! Your review appears to describe an incident inconsistent with the high level of service our company usually provides. We do understand your disappointment about the guide's behaviour and we will talk to him to clarify the situations you described. We are constantly trying to improve our service and customer's satisfaction is very important to us, so thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We will do our best to take account of your review and hope your sister nevertheless was able to enjoy her birthday vacation. We would be happy if we could get another chance to welcome you and your sisters back on one of our sightseeing tours in the near future! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Salt Mine-Blown!
marialuciotti
, Jan 2020
This was such a well-organized and interactive tour! Our guide Walter was great, the journey to and from was smooth, and it was just a lot of fun overall. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hello, thank you very much for joining our Salt Mine Tour and for your kind review! We are more than happy to hear that you were fully satisfied with the running of the tour as well as with our guide Walter - we will pass on your wonderful feedback to him. Many thanks also for your recommendation and we look forward welcoming you back someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-4
Good fun
Raven_blanc
, Jan 2020
If you have half day spare in Salzburg, this tour is a good one to go. It covers the beauty of nature outside Salzburg plus the knowledge of the history and the salt mines.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hello, thank you vor joining our Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mine Tour and for taking time to bring your experience to our attention! We are delighted you were satisfied with our service and thank you for your recommendation! We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team

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