Austria's Historic Salt Mine. Private Tour from Salzburg

Austria's Historic Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg - salzburg toptours - SALZBURG GUID EUGENE

If you're visiting Salzburg and wondering about the origin of the town's name, I recommend visiting one of the oldest salt mines in the world with me. The drive from Salzburg to the Salt Mine of Bad Dürrnberg takes around 45 minutes. Upon arrival, visitors are provided with special costumes to wear over their clothes. After that, the group is taken by a narrow-gauge railway to the old tunnels. 

During the tour, visitors experience a range of activities, such as sliding down the tunnels and crossing an underground lake by ferry; in mini-cinemas, short movies are shown about the origin of salt in the Alps and how the archbishops made Salzburg one of the wealthiest principalities in Europe through the salt trade.

 The underground tour lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. The temperature inside the mine is +10 degrees Celcius throughout the year

 The Salt Mine Tour is a perfect mix of fun and education for adults and children. It can be perfectly combined with many other points of interest in that region, such as Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Königssee Lake, or other recommended places. 

 Children must be at least four years old to join the tour. Some of the tunnels are relatively narrow, and if you're claustrophobic or afraid of dark spaces, you should consider if it's worth going down there.

  • Duration: 4 - 8 hours.
  • Meeting point: Hotel in Salzburg, Railway station, Old town.
  • Itinerary: Town of Hallein, Salt mines of Bad Dürrnberg, Car ride through Bavaria with stops at viewing points.
  • Themes: History of the salt mining and Celtic tribes, Technologies, Entertainment. 
  • Estimated price per tour: 350 - 650 EUR + your entrance tickets.

The tour can be extended by visiting Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Trick Fountains in Hellbrunn, Königssee Lake, Hangar-7.

The Salt Mines Tour is available year-round, except for the annual maintenance from January 8th to January 31st.


Feel FREE to send me your inquiry for detailed information and an exact price.

Tags: Eagle's Nest Tour, Bavarian National Park Berchtesgaden, Hellbrunn Palace and the Trick Fountains

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