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Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

From US$ 93.11 per person

Explore the surroundings of Salzburg by visiting the Salt Mine and the lakes and mountains in the beautiful Salzkammergut region.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, German


  • Take an adventurous ride into the Bavarian Alps
  • Visit the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
  • Discover the romantic Lake District Salzkammergut
Full description
Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat ride to St. Wolfgang. During winter, take a coffee break at one of the traditional Austrian coffee houses.  At St. Wolfgang, your guide will show you the famous pilgrimage church with its carved gothic winged altar by Michael Pacher. There will be some time to explore the picturesque town or have a coffee break on the terrace of the famous White Horse Inn (Weisses Rössl) at your own expense. Continue your journey along the Krottensee with castle Hüttenstein and drive along Lake Mondsee before returning to Salzburg.
  • Multilingual driver guide
  • Entrance fee to the Salt Mine
  • From May 1st to October 26th: Wolfgangsee boat tour
  • From 27th October to April 30th: a cup of coffee and a slice of cake
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Panorama Tours Bus Terminal, on the corner of Mirabellplatz and Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • You must bring a valid passport or identity card in case of border control
    • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible because the Salt Mine is not wheelchair accessible
    • The visit to the church is only possible if there is not an event in the church
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 32 reviews

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    Very different experience worth to visit. I just wish they allow to take a photo inside. Alao i booked a package for salt mine and the wolfgang cruise. Apparently this is two separate trips so i need to go back to Salzburg and change bus for the next trip. It would be good to make this clearer in the description as it is also a waste of my travel time.

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    August 12, 2022

    Salt-Mine Tour was okay

    This tour was fine. The salt mine didn’t live up to expectations but the afternoon of the lakes and mountains was absolutely amazing. It was truely beautiful, but equally you can apparently get a public bus and do this yourself if your around town for more then a few days.

    September 4, 2019

    The tour confirm from two parts. The tour guides are super nice. Since the trips are probably mainly booked by English-speaking tourists. The guide was mostly in English. It did not bother me, as I could understand the tour guide well and improve my English at the same time. But I had the opportunity to ask any time, if something was not clear. On both sections, we were a small group of 7 people where I was the only German-speaking participant. There was a lot to see and experience. I can only recommend this trip and it is worth it.

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    May 5, 2019

    Product ID: 197629