Sights in Salzburg
360° Salzburg all around us!
ICE GIANT WORLD
Experience the mountain in a different way!
Werfen is home to the largest ice cave in the world – the Eisriesenwelt!
You will see ice palaces of crystal clear beauty. A cave system over 40km long stretches through the rugged limestone massif of the Tenne Mountains and contains a unique natural phenomenon!
GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD
Why not take a dream trip over Austria’s highest mountain, the 3,788m high Grossglockner. Immeasurable natural beauty awaits you on this unique panoramic drive through the high mountains. From the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe, you can also admire the “Pasterze”, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps.
CITY OF SALZBURG
Our provincial capital Salzburg is only 50 minutes away from us by car. The city of Mozart has many sights to offer, including the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mozart’s birthplace, the Festpielhaus, the Pferdeschwemme, the Mirabell Gardens, the famous Getreidestraße with its many strolls, various museums and many cosy and traditional coffee houses.
At the gates of the city you will also find the Hellbrunn pleasure palace with its famous fountains and the impressive zoo.
High above the Salzach Valley, between the Tennen and Hagen Mountains, sits the 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Fortress. Experience-seekers and culture enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in Hohenwerfen. A wide variety of entertainment and activities await visitors. From guided castle tours with an exhibition of weapons, a stylish castle tavern, a knight’s shop, the historic Landesfalkenhof with daily flight demonstrations, the 1st Austrian Landesfalkenmuseum to regularly changing special exhibitions.
The Krimml Waterfalls – an incomparable natural spectacle in the National Park.
The Krimml Waterfalls offer an impressive natural spectacle when the water thunders from a height of 380 m over three steps into the depths. With their height of fall, the Krimml Waterfalls are among the fifth highest in the world and the largest waterfalls in Europe. As early as 1967, the Krimml Waterfalls were awarded the Nature Conservation Diploma of the Council of Europe, and since 1983 they have been part of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Families can easily walk the Krimml Waterfalls along the 4 km long viewing and nature trail. The National Park Information Centre and an information square with numerous information boards have been built at the bottom of the waterfalls.
SALT WORLDS SALZBURG
The salt of the Dürrnberg gave the city and province of Salzburg its name and was the “white gold” of the church princes that helped finance the baroque old town of Salzburg. The salt lake in the Salzwelten Salzburg/Bad Dürrnberg reveals a history overlaid by thousands of years.
The total length of the tunnels at Dürrnberg is over 15 kilometres. Salt mining was discontinued in 1989 because the relationship between mining costs and the market price that could be achieved no longer permitted economic operation.
After a short hike, past a historic miner’s slide (“Klaus roller”) and a mining scene, we cross the border to Bavaria. And then comes the first big adventure: down a 27-metre miner’s slide we go, further into the depths of the mountain and time. A great experience for the whole family.