Fodor's Expert Review Alte Saline und Quellenhaus

Bad Reichenhall Factory

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. A 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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Quick Facts

Alte Saline 9
Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria  83435, Germany

- 08651 - 700–2146

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €9, Nov.–Mar., closed Mon. and all but 1st Sun. of month

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