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Excursion destinations in Salzburger Land

excursion destinations & attractions

From Grossarltal, you have numerous options for exciting excursions to the sights of Salzburger Land, ranging from fairytale castles and fortresses to impressive natural wonders and well-preserved cultural monuments.

Liechtensteinklamm (2)

Situated at the entrance to Grossarltal, Liechtensteinklamm is one of the longest gorges in the Alps. The big waterfall, the roaring waters, and the Helix spiral staircase make a visit to this gorge a particularly impressive experience.

The 3-kilometer route includes about 440 steps and a total of about 100 meters in elevation. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to hike through the gorge.

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Eisriesenwelt von innen (1)

Looking for a “cool” experience? In that case, the Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, the world's largest ice cave at about 42 km, is the ideal destination for you. Only the first kilometer is open for tours, where you'll find stalagmites and stalactites.

This cave system in the Tennengebirge was discovered in 1879 by Anton von Posselt-Czorich from Salzburg. Though accessible by gondola today, you'll still need to navigate 700 steps. A guided tour of the ice caves lasts about 1 ¼ hours.

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Geisterberg St. Johann im Pongau (1)

Geisterberg in St. Johann/Alpendorf is an amusement and adventure park located on a mountain, perfect for the whole family. Your journey starts with a ride on the gondola, followed by the Ghost Train which is waiting for you at the top. Alternatively, you can hike up to Ghost Village if you prefer.

Awaken the talking Ghost Gate and join the two ghosts, Gspuki and Gspensti, as they lead you through the four ghostly worlds of the Earth Spirits, Fire Spirits, Water Spirits, and Air Spirits. On the Dwarf Trail, little children with their families will discover lots of different ghosts.

Meanwhile, older children can have fun in the amusement park, which features air swings, bird nests, climbing dragons, a ghost tower, water games, a ghost lake, and pinecone shooting galleries. Parents can enjoy the magnificent panorama, the soothing sounds of water, or relax at the Fairy Place.

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Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse leads to the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park, and to Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798 m), and its glacier, the Pasterze.

This famous alpine road, a popular destination in Austria, stretches for 48 km with 36 hairpin bends and spans 2,504 meters in altitude, offering a truly unique nature and driving experience.

Drive through a unique mountain world with blooming alpine meadows, mighty rocks, and fragrant mountain forests, to the eternal ice at the foot of the Grossglockner, at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

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Burg Hohenwerfen
Burg Hohenwerfen

The over 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Castle offers a “lofty” experience indeed, perched high above the Salzachtal on a steep rocky outcropping. A fresh breeze from the surrounding mountain giants flows through the narrow arrow slits.

A special highlight is a falconry show presenting an array of feathered hunters. The museums, dark corners, and collection of bladed weapons invite you to storm the thick walls of the castle.

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Krimmler Wasserfälle
Krimmler Wasserfälle

Krimml Waterfalls inside Hohe Tauern National Park, plunging 380 meters into the valley, are amongst the most impressive and best-known waterfalls in the world and one of Austria’s top tourist attractions.

A hiking path leads directly to this breathtaking natural spectacle. Experience unique views of this astonishing world of water. The refreshing mists and imposing power of the water create a magical setting in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park.

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Wildpark Ferleiten
Wildpark Ferleiten

Over 200 animals native to the Alps await you at the Ferleiten Wildlife Park. It is conveniently located right next to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and just before the toll station.

Scattered over approximately 15 hectares, you'll find a variety of local wildlife. The flora and fauna of the Alps are explained through informative display boards. By the way, the entire Ferleiten Wildlife Park is also accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

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Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill
Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill

The National Park Center in Mittersill brings the fascinating alpine world of Hohe Tauern National Park under one roof. Marvel at the mountain world surrounding Austria's highest peak, the Grossglockner at 3,798 meters, along with 266 other three-thousanders, 342 glaciers, and one of the world's most powerful waterfalls.

Discover the exceptional diversity of the National Park through 8 interactive stations. You will "hike" from one natural space to the next.

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Salzwelten Hallein

Salt was once referred to as "White Gold." Indeed, the salt mining works were the treasure chambers of the Salzburg region. Salt mining on the Dürrnberg dates back 2,500 years, as evidenced by traces left by the Ancient Celts.

Embark on a treasure hunt in the world's oldest mine to ever welcome visitors, following mysterious, ancient paths deep into the mystical mountain. Discover the exciting world far below the surface. The salt mine is a weather-proof destination suitable for the whole family (children from 4 years old)

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Blick auf Stadt Salzburg
Salzburg City

There's much to discover in the City of Salzburg. First, we need to dispel a common myth. Visitors from Grossarltal often believe that Salzburg always experiences its infamous drizzling rain. This isn't entirely true; the weather can be quite lovely at times. This misconception arises because guests from Grossarltal are often told Salzburg city is a great idea for a rainy day.

As the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a shooting location for “The Sound of Music”, culture is, of course, a very big deal in Salzburg. That said, the city also bears the traces of various historical epochs.

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Highlights in Salzburg City

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress, including a guided tour of the princes’ chambers and museum.
  • The Cathedral and the DomQuartier.
  • The Franciscan Church.
  • A stroll through the St. Peter’s District. Here, discover the cemetery, the church, the monastery, and the catacombs inside the Mönchsberg.
  • A walk through Getreidegasse.
  • Mozart's Birthplace.
  • Interesting insights into the city's history at the Salzburg Museum.
  • A walk through Mirabell Gardens. Don't miss the Pegasus Fountain, the Rose Hill, and the Dwarf Garden.
  • Mozart's Residence.
  • Hellbrunn Palace with its trick fountains and zoo.
  • A ride up the Untersberg with a magnificent view of the city of Salzburg.
  • House of Nature.
  • Museum of Modern Art.
  • A boat trip on the River Salzach.
  • A guided tour of the Festival Halls.
  • Panorama Museum
Wagraini's Grafenberg Kinder
Wagraini's Grafenberg

Experience and understand nature with all your senses and discover interesting facts about local animals at 30 adventure stations on Wagraini’s Grafenberg in Wagrain.

Fun and action are guaranteed for the whole family at this mountain world of adventure.

You will comfortably rise to an elevation of 1,700 meters above sea level aboard the Grafenberg gondola. Clearly marked walking and hiking trails lead from one adventure station to the next. Start at the Grafenberg Lake, with a raft ride or the suspension footbridge bringing you to the Bee Path; the Hachau Slide will then take you down to the low-ropes course. Continue to the climbing stadium and Swing Forest.

The "Path of Fascination" eventually leads to the KinderAlm. Over 30 adventure stations ensure fun for the entire family. Making your family holiday in Salzburger Land a truly unforgettable experience!

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Hochgebirgsstauseen Kaprun
Hochgebirgsstauseen Kaprun

Take Europe's largest inclined lift up to the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs. At around 2,000 meters above sea level, you will find the two storage reservoirs, the Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden, nestled among the imposing rocky landscapes of the Hohe Tauern range.

One special highlight of this excursion destination is the tour of the dam wall. Gain fascinating insights into the interior of the massive dam.

Also, visit the "World of Electricity" exhibition located between the Mooserboden Dam and the Drossen Dam. Here, you will learn all about the fascinating world of eternal ice. Experience firsthand the interplay of glaciers, power plant construction, and electricity generation.

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Salzburger Land
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern