The Bavarian Alps Sights

Alte Saline und Quellenhaus

  • Alte Saline 9 Map It
  • Bad Reichenhall
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

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In the early 19th century King Ludwig I built this elaborate saltworks and spa house, in vaulted, pseudomedieval style. The pump installations, which still run, are astonishing examples of 19th-century engineering. A "saline" chapel is part of the spa's facilities, and was built in exotic Byzantine style. An interesting museum in the same complex looks at the history of the salt trade. As the salt deposits beneath the building are no longer top quality, parts of the building have been converted to office spaces and a trendy restaurant, but you can tour the underground infrastructure.

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Alte Saline 9, Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria, 83435, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €8; €19 combined ticket with Berchtesgaden's salt mine
  • May–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Sat. and 1st Sun. in the month 11–3


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