Following the Tracks of Alpine Salt
Bad Reichenhall: 4,000 years of salt history
Though the Berchtesgadener Land has been associated with salt for centuries, Bad Reichenhall has been a salt production source for millennia! Salt was, and still is, an essential part of our diet and used to be the source of wealth and power. Long ago people also recognized the importance of salt for therapeutic purposes. The salt production created jobs for the entire region in the mines, the mountain forests and in the salt evaporation plants in Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden and Marktschellenberg. Still today, you can feel and experience the history of the so-called ‘white gold’ in the Berchtesgadener Land. Let yourself get ‘gold fever’ and follow the tracks of alpine salt!