Dürrnberg Salt mine
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Slide
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Lake
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Ship
Dürrnberg Salt Mine Colour Show
Salt Mine Wooden Slides
This tour takes you to one of the world’s 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.
Please note that children younger than 4 years are not admitted to enter the mines. Tour not available on: 01.01./Good Friday, 01.11., 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
|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). While driving on the “Alpenstraße” (Panoramic Road) through the countryside you can have wonderful views of the Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus, 6017 ft). From there we take the way back through “Berchtesgadnerland” to Salzburg.