Dürrnberg Salt Mine Ship
Dürrnberg Salt mine
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Slide
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Lake
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Colour Show
Salt Mine Wooden Slides
This tour takes you to one of the worlds oldest salt mines accessible for visitors at Dürrnberg mountain. The “white gold” mined there provided almost limitless riches for the prince archbishops manifested until present days in Salzburg’s baroque magnificence. Eagle’s nest is an architectural master piece on the top of a mountain. The road up to there is unique in the world and a milestone in road construction. Indeed, this tour is a package of superlatives. Alternatively the Obersalzberg Ducumentation can be visited.
Eagle’s Nest is open from approx. the beginning/middle of May until approx. 20th October (weather depending). The Obersalzberg Docoumentation Centre is open every day (Apr – Oct), Tue – Sun (Nov – March). Closing days 1st Jan, 1st Nov, 24th, 25th, 31st Dec. Salt mines also not suitable for children under approx. 4 years old.
|01st January to 31st December|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|
Important Info a) Additional hours if possible upon request. Extra hours Euro 95,00/h
b) Some of the tours cross the border Austria/Germany. Please take the passport with you, it could be checked.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take a baby with you (necessary for the proper child seat).
This tour takes you to one of the world’s oldest salt mines accessible for visitors at Dürrnberg mountain. The “white gold” mined there played a crucial role in the history of Salzburg and far beyond. It provided almost limitless riches for the prince archbishops to fulfil their urbanistic dreams which are manifested until present days in Salzburg’s baroque magnificence.
Donning a traditional miner’s cloths, using a small miner’s train and sliding down smoothly polished wooden slides you will go down level by level and enter not only the mysteries of a world far inside the mountain. You will also travel back in time for ages. A miner will guide you vividly explaining about the history as well as telling exciting legendary tales like the one of the “Man in the Salt”. A highlight will be the raft trip across the subterranean salt lake.
With fun and excitement you will discover the history of the “white gold” hidden for millions of years.
After the salt mines we will cross the Austrian border to Bavaria (Germany). This tour is a package of superlatives.This tour goes to the Bavarian mountanis and Obersalzberg with Eagle’s Nest. The road up to Eagle’s Nest is a milestone in the history of road construction in alpine regions and unique in the world.Via a tunnel you then get to the brass elevator which takes you inside the mountain straight up 124 m in only 42 seconds. At 1834 m (6017 ft) above sea level you will have a breathtaking panoramic view (with fine weather up to 200 km!).
“Eagles Nest” itself is an architectural master piece with some meters thick base walls situated on a ridge on top of the Kehlstein mountain. It was part of the Obersalzberg military complex where Hitler frequently met foreign and domestic officials. Thus it is inseparably linked with World War II and its history. Now it is used as a restaurant.
You can reflect on the beauty and magnificence or the historical importance of all you have seen on the way back through the picturesque countryside. If time allows we even will do a stop at Berchtesgaden town.
Eagle’s Nest is open from approx. the beginning of May until approx. 20th October (weather depending).
Alternatively Obersalzberg Docoumentation Centre can be visited. A visit to the Documentation Centre is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Note: Salt Mine and Eagle’s Nest Entrance fees not included.