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Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

Bergwerkstrasse 83, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
08652/6-00-20
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Janesville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the mines in 1984 and again in 2013. Of course it changed--but only in the way they show the ancient process of mining salt that continues to this day. The ride on the mine train into the darkness is the same--and would never pass OSHA's sissy standards--but that is why we enjoyed it both times. You still slide... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took the bus from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden. On Bus 840 get off at the Salzburgwerk stop. Its only ~45 minute bus ride and costs ~10 Euro roundtrip per person. The Salt Mine was a surprise - we all really enjoyed it. We have visited the Salt Mine in Krakow and while that one was beautiful with the church and... More

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Landstuhl, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This tour into this still working salt mine was incredible. It was somewhat nerve wracking as you step into the small tram that takes you through a very narrow mile long track into the mine. If you are uncomfortable in narrow, small places this may not be for you. Once there you began a tour explaining all about the mine.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A very different attraction is the salt mines, which go a mile into the mountain on a train, loads of tunnels and a ride across an underground lake.. Awe inspiring how it was constructed and great video commentary

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Multi-lingual tour (translated commentary equipment provided) of the tourist attraction of a working salt mine. Having completed the tour which is approx 1.5 - 2hrs in total and done wearing their provided coveralls, it was not that exciting, but mildly interesting. The best part being the wooden slides between 2 levels. Do not think that the attraction was worth the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour inside the Salt Mines will blow you away. How they create such wonders under ground is something beyond me. Imagine fun slides, boat ride & train ride all INSIDE the salt mine - coupled with laser shows and other details - all talking about history of salt mines and process of how it is done. a MUST DO!

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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We did this tour because we have seen the saltmine in Krakow, and thought it might be similar. This is very different. It is more educational, not the spectacular drama of Krakow. There is a train ride which the kids on our group loved and also 2 slides, which the adults loved more, I think. It shows you the inner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very different kind of tour. The train ride into the mountain is a fun start to the tour. Once in the mountain, you learn about how the salt is mined. There are two slides and boat ride over a lake which are enjoyable activities. The tour is in German. For English I given an audio device which much of the... More

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Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt mines was certainly an unusual but great place to go. When you arrive you change into all in one suits which protect your clothes when you go underground. But they also help you to slide easily down a couple of optional slides that you come across during the journey into the mines. There is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went on the salt mine tour in Berchtesgaden and had a great experience. Good tour guide and lots to see. Great time going down the wooden 50ft slides.

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