Discover the hidden world of salt mining at Salt Mine Berchtesgaden. The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine invites you to take a ride on the mine railway. Along the way, you will go into the depths of the mine and experience the process of salt extraction. The magical salt room offers an insight into the origin and development of salt in an extraordinary way. You will delve into the history of salt closer than ever before. In addition, the Salt Healing Gallery offers visitors a relaxing bath at 85 percent humidity. Therefore, the extremely high salt content of 260 million old salts is considered an efficient cure for your health. Visitors with acute and chronic diseases as allergies report preventive and rehabilitative effects. The Salt mining process is still carried out in the Old Salt Works of Ludwig I in Bad Reichenhall which is only twelve kilometres away and is also worth a visit. You can find out everything interesting about the history of salt mining and the “white gold” in the Salt Museum. The Berchtesgadener Land in the surrounding area with its nature and landscape lures for hiking.
The breathtaking view from the local mountain Jenner can be reached by cable car.
The King’s Lake is embedded in the Berchtesgaden Alps. It is known as the pearl of the Berchtesgadener Land and has been the gateway to the Berchtesgaden Alpine National Park since 1978. Yet, The view from the small St.Bartholomä chapel to the enormous 1800 meter high Watzmann Wand is particularly spectacular. The King’s Lake is one of the few alpine lakes that remain mostly ice-free in winter. However, it is popular for its boat trips in the summer season.
The Eagle’s Nest
In the post-war years, from 1952 to 1962, the Eagle’s Nest was leased by the Free State of Bavaria to the German Alpine Association Section Berchtesgaden. On the 17th of May 1952, the Eagle’s Nest was opened as a mountain restaurant after renovation measures and conducted free access to visitors. Yet, it is still a historical vantage point today. During the Second World War, the Eagle’s Nest did not undergo any destruction attempts, despite the widespread assumption that the Eagle’s Nest was a gift for Hitler’s 50th birthday in 1939. Therefore, there are hardly any “authentic” buildings from the Third Reich apart from the Eagle’s Nest. The building that is now used as a mountain restaurant, offers a unique view over the Berchtesgaden mountains and the area around Salzburg. It is also a reminder of the past of Nazi history. Today, the Obersalzberg is increasingly being viewed in a holistic manner as a historical site and is therefore surrounded by a lot of tourism. This is primarily represented by the Eagle’s Nest and the Eagle’s Nest Road as well as the luxurious 5-star superior Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden.
Salzburg is the Austrian city that borders on Germany and is frequently visited. Its old town brimming with buildings from the Middle Ages and Baroque along with the birthplace of Mozart attracts and astonishes people from all over the world. Numerous museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg Mönchsberg and the various sightseeing attractions showcase the city of Salzburg and highlight its exciting history. Indeed, you should experience famous sites like the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace & Mirabell Gardens, Getreidegasse, as well as the palace and fountains in Hellbrunn. Other hotspots such as the Residenz, DomQuartier Salzburg and the Haus der Natur and the Salzburg Zoo are a must-visit.