Excursion Tips for the Whole Family
A “lofty” experience (in so many ways) awaits you at Hohenwerfen Castle. This castle stands on a rocky outcropping high above the Salzach river valley. A fresh breeze will tease your nose as you peek through the narrow arrow slits. Falconry demonstrations featuring the feathered hunters of the skies are definitely the ultimate high point of a visit to this castle. A collection of bladed weapons, the castle’s countless dark nooks & crannies, as well as its museums also invite you to take the thick walls of this castle by storm.
“Ghoulies and ghosties” greet you on Ghost Mountain in St. Johann/Alpendorf. That’s the name of a popular mountainside adventure & recreation park. To make your way up the mountain, how about enjoying a comfortable ride on the gondola lift, followed by a short trip on the Ghost Train? That said, you can also hike all the way up to the Ghost Village, too. There, all kinds of eerie creatures get up to mischief and set kids’ pulses racing with excitement.
Hallein Salt Mine
Salt used to be known as “white gold”. And the salt mines truly were once the treasure chambers of Salzburg. Traces left behind by the Ancient Celts prove that salt was actually mined in the Dürnberg some 2500 years ago.
Embark on your own treasure hunt as you probe deep within the oldest mine in the world to open its shafts and galleries to the public. Follow a mysterious, ancient pathway into this mythical mountain, discovering a fascinating subterranean world. The salt mines in Hallein are an exciting all-weather excursion destination for the whole family (children ages 4 and up).
Experience and comprehend nature with all of your senses, at the 30 adventure stations on Wagraini’s Grafenberg. Along with your kids, you will discover fascinating insights into our native animal kingdom. Of course, fun and action aren’t neglected in this exciting mountain world either.
First, the Grafenberg lift will carry you all the way up to 1700 m. Then, you will hike along sign-posted footpaths and hiking trails from one adventure station to the next. You will start out at the Grafenbergsee on a raft, or cross a footbridge to the Bee Theme Path. A slide will then take you down to a low-ropes course, while the Climbing Stadium and Swing Forest are your next stops.
The “Path of Fascination” will finally bring you to the KinderAlm. These 30 adventure stations guarantee fun and action for the whole family, certain to add to the memories of your family vacation in SalzburgerLand!
Ferleiten Wildlife Park
Ferleiten Wildlife Park is home to over 200 animals that are native to the Alps. This wildlife park is right next to the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road, just before the toll gate, and located on around 15 hectares. Various info boards provide explanations about alpine flora and fauna. The entire grounds are suitable for prams as well as wheelchairs.