Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall
Since 1846, the “Alte Saline “in Bad Reichenhall has been regarded as the world’s most beautiful salt works. The salt mine, the salt museum as well as the magnificent “Hauptbrunnhaus” and chapel draw numerous Salzburg visitors to this attraction located within easy reach of the city.
A visit to the extensive system of subterranean mine tunnels in Bad Reichenhall is always rewarding. Deep below ground, curious explorers learn all about the origins and extraction of salt, from the past to the present day, as well as brine pools and encasements built to capture water from natural springs.
The Exhibition in the Salt Museum
After an impressive guided tour of the salt mine itself, the salt museum greets visitors with a special experience in its own right. In five different exhibition rooms, you have the opportunity to investigate the world of salt interactively. The significance of salt over the course of time, historical forms of salt extraction and transportation, as well as data about technological developments are likewise presented.
The tour of the salt mine lasts one hour. Afterwards, you will be able to visit the salt museum at your own pace. The temperature underground is a constant +12°C year round. Special tours in English, Italian and French are always possible with advance notice.