Dürrnberg Salt Mine
Salt Mine Boat Ride
Salt Mine Wooden Slides
Entrance to the Eagles nest
Eagles Nest Restaurant
Eagles Nest Tunnel
View from Eagles Nest
King’s lake St.Bartholomä
Way to Eagles Nest Lift
On this tour with views of the Untersberg mountain ahead of us as we leave Salzburg, we pass the Untersbergbahn cable car station on our right, soon crossing the Austrian-German border and follow the valley of the river Königseeache towards Berchtesgaden National Park. We will first visit the Eagle’s Nest, King’s lake and the Salt Mine.
The King’s Lake. On an electric-powered boat you will leave the noisy and busy everyday life behind and enjoy Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake, the Jewel of the Bavarian Alps, the Heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park. This emerald-green, fjord-like lake is surrounded by the steep rock walls of the Watzmann and the Hagen mountains. The lake has a depth of up to 190m. On a small romantic peninsula is the landmark of the King’s Lake, the 12th century Augustine chapel St. Bartholomew. For its uniqueness and beauty St. Bartholomew is world famous and very popular with artists. There is no other way there but by boat because of the unique landscape, which is also the cause for another special feature: The King’s Lake Echo
Eagle’s Nest. At 1834m (6017 ft) above sea level, was used by Hitler with dignitaries and diplomats to impress them with the spectacular views. It was a part of the Obersalzberg military complex and an integral tool of the Third Reich. It is inseparably linked with World War II and its history. It is now used as a scenic restaurant. Like an eagle’s nest, it sits on the shoulder of the mountain, a point called Kehlstein at 1834m. high above the little Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. The road up to reach it is unique and a milestone in road construction.
Beneath Obersalzberg village was a bunker system for the safety of the senior Nazis. This today is called the Documentation Centre, and would be of great interest to history fans with a deeper interest in the National Socialist (Nazi) party, Hitler and the 2nd World War. To do justice to it a visit needs a few hours.
You will be welcomed by a miner with the traditional “Glück auf”. After donning overalls to protect your clothes your adventurous “Salzzeitreise” (Trip into the Salt Era) will begin. Enjoy this journey into the depths of the mountain and back in history. Marvel at the tunnel system and the art of mining over millenia, as well as the amazing colour effects when light and salt come together. Whilst underground you will be crossing over the border into Bavaria. Multimedia techniques provide a perfect combination of information and entertainment. Many questions in your mind will be answered during the course of the mine tour. A special highlight will be the raft trip across the subterranean saline lake with a sound and light show. Please note that the temperature in the salt mine in all seasons is 10° C.
You can reflect on the beauty and magnificence of the scenery or the historical importance of all you have seen on the way back through the picturesque countryside.
|01st May to 24th October|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|