Bad Reichenhall

Highlights from Bad Reichenhall


The Old Salt Works Bad Reichenhall

It is one of the most beautiful, neo-romantic industrial monuments in Europe: the Old Salt Works. The 13-metre-high water wheels are still turning today, pumping the valuable brine to the surface. Tip: A guided tour through the underground, mystical tunnel system is an unforgettable experience. If you want to do more for your respiratory system, you should take part in brine spring training in the tunnel system. The salty, humid air and therapeutic exercises underground are particularly beneficial.

The Predigtstuhlbahn Bad Reichenhall

The world's oldest large-cabin cable car takes you high up to the Predigtstuhl. Since 1928, the cable car guests up Bad Reichenhall's local mountain, which is 1614 meters high. At the top, you can enjoy views from Lake Chiemsee to the wild Kaiser Mountains, a mountain restaurant with a terrace and the Schlegelmulde-Alm with culinary highlights. Circular trails and summit tours start here for hikers.

The Royal Spa Garden

The green heart of the Alpine town - that's what you could call the Royal Spa Garden. It is centrally located right at the entrance to the pedestrian zone. In addition to royal buildings, time-honored trees and colorful plants, the park is especially dedicated to the AlpenSole experience. The Alpine brine fountain bubbles here, an Alpine brine Kneipp pool refreshes tired walking feet, the brine fountain in the Wandelhalle helps with sore throats and the impressive graduation house clears the airways with the help of the finest brine droplets.

The AlpenSole-Gradierhaus

At 160 meters long and 13 meters high, the graduation house in the Royal Spa Garden is impossible to miss. You should take half an hour to feel the effect of the fine Alpine brine droplets on your body. Breathe in and out deeply, walk along slowly and concentrate fully on your breathing. The aerosols clear the lungs and are even beneficial for hay fever sufferers.
Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra

They are the symphony orchestra in south-east Bavaria and an integral part of cultural life: the 40 or so professional musicians of the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to large, classical concert series, the orchestra preserves the tradition of spa concerts. The spa concerts can be experienced daily (except Mondays) in the concert rotunda at the Royal Spa Garden. Also open-air in summer. Caress your soul with selected melodies.

Mountain forest bathing

Nature - movement - relaxation: this is the guiding principle of Bergwaldbaden in Bad Reichenhall. A considerate and appreciative visit to nature that enables delightful sensory experiences. The wilderness of the first certified mountain spa forest in Germany with its old, mighty trees, open terrain and small paths is ideal for embarking on a mindful journey of experience. The six to maximum eight participants should be fit, good walkers and equipped with suitable footwear and rain protection, as mountain forest bathing takes place in all weathers.

Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall is the lovable Alpine town in Berchtesgadener Land. Surrounded by an impressive mountain backdrop, the famous spa town stands for activity, well-being, quality of life, history and culture. An attractive shopping mile, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, Rupertus Therme, royal architecture, numerous parks, hiking and cycling trails, one of the oldest cable cars in the world and, of course, the famous Alpine brine all add to the unique charm of this town. A Bavarian "mini-metropolis" for carefree vacation experiences.

Bad Reichenhall at a glance

City administration: Rathausplatz 1 (Old Town Hall), Rathausplatz 8 (New Town Hall),

Lord Mayor: Dr. Christoph Lung / CSU

Area: 5,084 ha

Altitude: 480 m


  • Munich-Bad Reichenhall railroad line
  • Highway A 8 Munich - Salzburg,
  • Munich Airport (approx. 150 km)
  • Salzburg Airport (approx. 14 km)

Population: 19,579

Location: in the Saalachtal valley, surrounded by the Berchtesgaden and Chiemgau Alps

Mountains: Predigtstuhl (south), Untersberg (east), Hochstaufen-Fuderheuberg-Zwiesel (north/northwest), Gebersberg - Müllnerberg (southwest)

Highest mountain hut: Reichenhaller Haus (1,750 m)

Waters: Saalach (9 km), Thumsee, Saalachsee

Central in the Berchtesgadener Land

With around 20,000 inhabitants, Bad Reichenhall is the mini-metropolis in the heart of Berchtesgadener Land.

The companies are innovative, efficient and medium-sized.

Tourist businesses and health facilities are a pillar of Bad Reichenhall's portfolio. In addition, tradition and regionality are of great importance in the Alpine town.

Tourism as an economic factor

Businesses: 1,728 commercial spaces

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Catchment area: 500,000 people within a radius of 60 km

Around 8 out of 10 residents in Berchtesgadener Land believe that tourism is very important for their region (source: dwif resident survey, February 2020).