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The Old Salt Works
The Old Salt Works, Bad Reichenhall
For thousands of years Bad Reichenhall's livelihood has been based on salt. After the devastating town fire of 1834 that totally destroyed the medieval salt works, King Ludwig I commissioned the construction of what is now referred to as the
Old Salt Works.
The strict rectangular layout of the complex - an industrial monument of international significance - encompasses three inner courtyards. The central part of the salt works is formed by the main pumping hall and by the spring works chapel, a gem built in neo-Romanesque style with window frames by Moritz von Schwind. Fourteen meters below the main pumping hall the brine springs flow through marble canals. Tours include the pumping hall, some of the underground tunnels and the informative salt works museum.
Hours: November 1 - April 30: Tuesday - Friday and on the 1st Sunday in the month from 2pm - 4pm and by arrangement. May 1 - October 31 and Easter, open every day from 10am - 11:30am and 2 pm - 4pm.
Admission: Adults 6.50 €, Children 6-16 4.5 €.
Address: Alte Saline 9, 83435 Bad Reichenhall
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