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Bad Reichenhall Old Salt Works and Berchtesgaden Salt Mine still temporarily closed

In accordance with the announcement of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care and the Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs of 16 March 2020, we hereby follow the general ruling and shall continue to keep the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine and the Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall closed for visitors, as already implemented since 10 March 2020.


Precautionary closure of our excursion destinations Bad Reichenhall Old Salt Works and Berchtesgaden Salt Mine:

On account of the increasing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the company Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG is closing its two excursion destinations in Berchtesgaden and in Bad Reichenhall to visitors with effect from 10 March 2020 until further notice.

This constitutes a precautionary measure to protect visitors and staff, who come into contact with many hundreds of persons on a daily basis. This has been a very difficult decision for us to take. The uncertain situation, which is changing on a daily basis, has however prompted us to take this step.

As one of the largest salt producers, Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG has the responsibility of ensuring the ability to maintain supplies. This also means minimising any possible risk of infection. In addition, this measure is intended to help actively prevent the spread of the virus, while simultaneously contributing towards the responsible protection of society as well as employees and staff.  

Online tickets for the tour through the Salt Mine or the Old Salt Works that have already been booked will automatically be refunded by us. The same applies to booked events. If you have any further questions in this relation, please contact us by telephone under +49 (0)8652 6002-0 or send an e-mail to You will find current information on and as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

Based on ongoing coronavirus risk assessments, a decision will be made as to when is the right time for a reopening. We shall inform you about this through our homepage and other regular media channels. We are already looking forward to welcoming you again as our guests.