We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bergwerkstrasse 83, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 8652 60020
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$54.26*
and up
Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg
More Info
US$107.43*
and up
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
More Info
US$55.34*
and up
Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,080 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 368
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Fun time!

Very educational and fun. I loved the light shows and the slides. Even my 2 year old had a great time and loved wearing the outfit. They make it very interesting between the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
annavail
,
Kaiserslautern, Germany
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,080 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 609: English reviews
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very educational and fun. I loved the light shows and the slides. Even my 2 year old had a great time and loved wearing the outfit. They make it very interesting between the slideshows and displays.

Helpful?
Thank annavail
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
270 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice salt mine - all year open to visit, out of the season best to see it, less people inside the mine

Helpful?
Thank Francis V
Mumbai
Level Contributor
150 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip...took a conducted tour through panorama tours to the Bavarian region to the salt mines..superb experience..the guided tour inside the mines took about an hour and the highlight was the wooden slides..and the mine train...well worth a visit...

Helpful?
Thank Rush401
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have never expected salt coming out from mines. Something very educational. With a tour via train into the depths of the mine, some slides to go deeper under. Overall good. And buy some salt there too.

Helpful?
Thank Vict0r33
Pune, India
Level Contributor
80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told in advance that the lines to get into the mines is very long and you can waste a lot of time so we took the Tour with Panorama tours. They get the tickets before hand so you don't have to wait. Its about an hour's drive from Salzburg and if you are a WWII buff you can... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ranjkul
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very well run round trip in the mines. If You have never been in a mine, this is a place go. We had a bad weather this day so this was a very good option. Remember to book in advance, this was very popular the day we visited.

Helpful?
Thank Jukka H
Nottingham
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour of the salt mine with the train ride underground followed by the two slides and the boat ride. A lot of the technical stuff went over my head but an enjoyable hour nonetheless.

Helpful?
Thank AlwaysaMagpie
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The experience of sitting on the open wagons of the small train, through narrow dark tunnels is awesome. Our guide was good to explain the history of the salt mines, though only in German. Fascinating light show inside the mine, and tasting the salty water was exciting! The tour includes a lot of information and fun facts, as well as... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KamillaO
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked our tickets a few days ahead so we would not have to wait in line. We arrived on time and were placed into the next tour. We were given mining suits, one piece suits and got situated on a long narrow train that took us down into the salt mine/cave. The train was really fun, but wow, if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alan F
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

These mines have a great sense of drama being so deep in the mountain and so steeped in history. We enjoyed the guide and most of the time the audio was adeaquate for English speakers ( except in the salt lab section ) and the mood was adventurous. The wooden slide sections are some fun and the walking is not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Neil P

Travellers who viewed Berchtesgaden Salt Mines also viewed

Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria
Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria
 
Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria
Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria
 

Been to Berchtesgaden Salt Mines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Berchtesgaden Salt Mines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?