Berchtesgaden salt mines, tunnels, trains and more


The mines are fabulous sites. There are coal mines, gold and other metals, in short, underground or open-pit mining is still one of the great industries in the world today. In Germany, for example, there are old salt mines that they have already given the world everything they had. For example, in the Bavarian Alps are the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines.

Berchtesgaden It is a city in this part of Germany that has long been mining, exploiting the local salt mine. The destiny of the city has always been tied to this "white gold", although today it no longer functions as such. The tunnels and caverns have remained and the city has taken advantage of all this to turn the mine into a curious museum that in addition to a walk through the depths of the earth allows you to travel by train, witness a light show, slide down slides and more.

In other times, when Berchtesgaden Salt Mine it was in operation, no one was allowed to enter. Today things are different and the depths of the mine receive visitors all year round. It is a great attraction in itself. The visitors, as soon as they arrive, are dressed in miners' costumes and then board a small train that takes them lower and lower. Below there are different devices on display, related to mining, two wooden slides to slide and have fun and also go down even more.

Down there in the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine, there is a small lake that has been decorated with a nice show of lights and sounds. Original and entertaining, without a doubt.

Practical information:

  • Location: Berchtesgaden, Germany.
  • Hours: open from 1/5 to 31/10 from 9 am to 5 pm. From 2/11 to 30/4 it does it from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Price: 15,50 euros per adult.
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