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Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) Tours and Activities

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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.

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Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.35
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$70.35

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

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

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.94
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$145.94

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

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

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.87
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$118.87

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.23
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Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$655.02
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Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg

Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$792.92
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Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$836.86
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Private Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Day Trip from Salzburg

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

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$827.39
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$827.39
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Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

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

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,252.58
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Salt Mines Tour & Underground Lake Cruise Experience

Salt Mines Tour & Underground Lake Cruise Experience

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Prebook admission to Salzburg’s Museum of Natural History and Technology to save time in the city and ensure a visit on the day of your choice. Then, head inside to explore the massive museum independently. Admire the fish and reptiles at the Aquarium and Reptile Zoo; marvel at the universe, human body, and dinosaurs in the themed halls; and enjoy the Science Center’s family-friendly interactive displays. Ideal for all ages.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.65
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Private Customized Hallstatt Full Day Tour

Private Customized Hallstatt Full Day Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$838.89
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Private Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

Private Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

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Discover the wonders of the Bavarian Alps on this private tour from Salzburg. You won’t have to worry about driving on the winding Alpine roads, as roundtrip transport is included. After a Salzburg pickup, you’ll travel with ease across the German Border. Your driver will take you to the Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and Lake Königssee where you can choose to go on a boat ride or just explore the local area.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$818.67
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Bavarian Alps and Berchtesgaden Day Trip from Salzburg

Bavarian Alps and Berchtesgaden Day Trip from Salzburg

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Werfen’s magical ice cave is one of Salzburg’s most loved attractions, and it's also one of the largest ice caves in the world. The huge size of the cave makes it easy to get lost, but you won’t have to worry as a guide will accompany you. During your guided tour, you’ll see spectacular ice formations, and learn fascinating historical and scientific information about the caves.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.46
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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.18
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$347.18
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Super Saver - The Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

Super Saver - The Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

Visit filming locations and the true home of the von Trapp family as you relive classic moments from the Hollywood hit, The Sound of Music. Afterward, go on an exhilarating underground adventure in the mysterious depths of a former salt mine. Remarkable scores and intriguing history come together on a scenic trip following the footsteps of the von Trapp family. See the Mirabell Palace gardens, Hellbrunn Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, and the enchanting village of St. Gilgen on the lakeshores of Wolfgangsee. Also included are the idyllic Leopoldskorn Palace and the church at the waters of Mondsee, where the wedding scene took place. Learn about the fascinating history of salt mining in the Alps from an expert guide as you wind through a maze of branching channels. When the train stops, disembark and slide down wooden ramps that take you even deeper. Before your tour ends, hop on a raft and marvel at the cave system as you peacefully glide on an otherworldly subterranean lake.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.17
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$109.17

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What are Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) costs USD 57.46. Guided Salzburg Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) tours start around USD 57.46 per person.
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