Old Saltworks in Bad Reichenhall

The Old Saltworks (German: Alte Saline) in the historic core of the town Bad Reichenhall at the foot of the mountain Gruttenstein is open all year round. The Alte Saline, one of the oldest large saltworks in the world, resembles a castle and was built at the request of King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1837. The Old Saline offers an impressive backdrop not only from the outside. There is everything as it was 150 years ago in the dark tunnels and mysterious caves of the Old Salt Works. A guided tour through the extensive tunnel system goes down into the fascinating underground world (lasting about one hour). After the tour, you can visit the 5 exhibition rooms of the Salt Museum. Inquisitive people learn everything about the origins and the processing of salt to the present day.

Address: Alte Saline Bad Reichenhall, Alte Saline 9, D - 83435 Bad Reichenhall


Opening hours (open year-round): 24th March to 31st October: every day from 10 am to 4 pm

02. November to 31. March: Monday closed. Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 15:00;

every 1st Sunday of  a month from 11.00 to 15.00

Arrival: By public transport to the railway station Bad Reichenhall, from there about 5 minutes on foot.

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