Your visit to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall

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Your visit to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall

Do you fancy an exciting and unique excursion in Bad Reichenhall? Whether alone, as a couple, with the family or with friends: A captivating experience for young and old awaits you at the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall. Here's how to plan your visit to what is probably the most beautiful salt works in the world.

A destination at any time

Opening hours

The Old Salt Works at Bad Reichenhall is open all year round. The guided tours always start on the hour. Please visit the online-ticket-shop to see the concrete times. Due to the constant +12°C, you are completely independent of the weather during your visit. Please allow approximately one hour for the guided tour including an individual visit to the Salt and Brand Museum.

Tip: Book your desired viewing appointment online right away to avoid waiting times on site.

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From 23 March till 31 October      

daily from 10 AM to 4 PM

The last guided tour starts at 4 pm.

From 2 November till 22 March 

Tuesday - Sunday 11 AM - 3 PM
Monday closed

The last guided tour starts at 3 pm.

1.January / Shrove Tuesday / Good Friday / 1.November / 24-25 and 31 December

closed

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Prices

The entrance fee includes a guided tour of the Old Salt Works, a visit to the Salt and Brand Museum and a final visit to the salt shop.

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Individuals

Adults

14.00 €

Child (from 4 up to and including 16 years)

7.50 €

Pupil/ Student (from 17 up to and including 25 years)

12.50 €

Adults with a severely disabled pass or having a code B disability card for severely disabled persons

Please refer to our note for persons with reduced mobility in our General Terms and Conditions.

12.50 €

Families

Family ticket (2 adults and one child)

Persons living in one household, 2 adults at most.A family is defined as parents/grandparents with their own children/grandchildren up to and including the age of 16. 

Note: It is not possible to take back carriers and prams underground.

31.50 €

each additional own child

4.50 €

Children aged 0 - 3 years

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Arrival

Whether by bus, train or private car:The Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall is easy to reach by any means of transport. From Munich you can reach us in 130 km, from Salzburg in 23 km and Berchtesgaden is only 20 km away from the Old Saltworks Bad Reichenhall.

Alte Saline Bad Reichenhall
Alte Saline 9
83435 Bad Reichenhall
Deutschland/Germany

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Guests arriving by private car will be guided to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall by the existing road signs (signs saying “Kulturzentrum Alte Saline”).

There is a limited number of paid parking spaces directly on the grounds of the Alte Saline / Old Salt Works (Südhof / South Court and Nordhof / North Court). Nevertheless, please allow sufficient time for finding a parking space. 

Please enter the following address into your navigation system:

Alte Saline
Alte Saline 9
83435 Bad Reichenhall
Phone: +49 (0)8651/7002-6146
Fax:+49 (0)8651/7002-6196

Arrival by train

Bad Reichenhall's main railway station is only about 1.6 km away from the Old Salt Works.From there you can easily reach the Old Salt Works in about 20 minutes walking time.
Alternatively, you can use the Kirchberg train station. From there it is only a 5-minute walk to the Old Salt Works.
You can find information about train connections on the website of Deutsche Bahn (German railways).

Arrival by bus

The two scheduled buses 1 (Bayer.Gmain-Marzoll-Schwarzbach) and 2 (Piding-Karlstein-Thumsee) and the Citybus 4 (Mayerhof-Rupertus Therme) will take you on a comfortable ride to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall.
Please get off at the town hall square (Rathausplatz).From there it is only a 2 minute walk to us.

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Onward journey to the Berchtesgaden salt mine

Would you like to visit the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine directly after your visit to the Old Salt Works? The best way to get there is to take the regional bus line 841 from Bad Reichenhall Tiroler Tor to ZOB/ Berchtesgaden Hbf and change there to the regional bus line 840 (direction Salzburg) to the stop called “Salzbergwerk” (salt mine).

Whether by bus, train or private car:The Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall is easy to reach by any means of transport. From Munich you can reach us in 130 km, from Salzburg in 23 km and Berchtesgaden is only 20 km away from the Old Saltworks Bad Reichenhall.

Alte Saline Bad Reichenhall
Alte Saline 9
83435 Bad Reichenhall
Deutschland/Germany

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Helpful info for your visit

You've never been to a salt works? Wondering what to look out for during your visit? With our useful information, nothing stands in the way of a relaxed and well-planned trip to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall.

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Frequently asked questions by our guests

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In the Bad Reichenhall Old Salt Works, the temperature below ground is a constant 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 F) all year round.

No, unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Old Salt Works.

No, due to the risk of tripping, filming and photography are unfortunately not permitted in the Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall.

The footpath through the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall is about 400 metres long and easy to manage for people of average physical fitness. Please note, however, that you will have to climb approx. 270 steps on the guided tour of the historic salt springs.

To ensure maximum safety, we ask you to consider the following points:

  • Due to the risk of tripping, photography and filming are not permitted during the tour.
  • Please do not bring hats, sticks, backpacks, back carriers or other bulky items.You can lock smaller backpacks in our lockers during the tour.
  • Prams cannot be taken underground.There is no possibility to park prams in the Old Salt Works.
  • The path may be wet and slippery.Use handrails and be careful not to trip.

A visit to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall is possible at any age. Persons under 13 years of age require an accompanying person. For further information, please refer to our Terms of sale, delivery and payment.

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No photos please
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Not suitable for prams
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You should pay attention to these points when preparing your excursion to the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall.

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It is best to buy your ticket for the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall online to avoid waiting at the ticket office.

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Clothes and footwear

Underground it is about + 12 °C all year round. The ground can also be slippery and damp. Therefore, please make sure you wear sturdy shoes and warm clothing.

Backpacks and bulky items

Please leave your backpack, stick, umbrella or hat in the car or use our lockers at the cloakroom for them. For safety reasons, bulky objects are unfortunately not allowed underground.

On the road with children

Due to the many steps and floor conditions, the path through the underground tunnel system is unfortunately not suitable for prams or backpacks. Please use a baby sling if possible.

We were very impressed by the two huge water wheels and the children found it very exciting to go underground. Since we had already booked the ticket online, we didn't have to wait long for the tour. So, we recommend everyone to book the ticket online in advance.

Steffi

For us, the visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine and the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall were both an immersion into a completely different world. Fascinating when you are confronted with so many new sensory impressions.

Roland & Sandra

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A story with depth: Evidence shows that evaporated salt has been extracted from the site of the Bad Reichenhall Old Salt Works since 696.

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Tiny but mighty: Our guided tours of the Old Salt Works are limited to 32 people.

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A suitable destination for an excursion all year round: Underground, it is constantly a pleasant 12 degrees Celsius in the Old Salt Works.

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