Dates & Facts about the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall

Are you interested in the technical details of salt extraction? Here you will find current facts and figures.

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Geological Data

Salinity in the rock

approx. 50 %

Fluctuation range

0 - 90 %

Expansion of the salt and brine deposits from west to east

4.5 km

Expansion of the salt and brine deposits from north to south

2.5 km

estimated depth

2.000 m below sea level

Salt production today

Raw material for table salts

Natural brine from the Bad Reichenhall basin

Number of drilling sites

3 sites

Brine production per year

300.000 m³

Raw material for industrial salts 

Brine from the Berchtesgaden salt mine


Evaporated salt - production

Evaporated salt - production per year

300.000 t

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