Sights & attractions
Interesting things to see & do in the city & province of Salzburg
The top sights
Things you must see & do
Experience exciting castle tours and interesting weapons exhibitions at the former archbishop’s fortified castle from the 11th century and then stop for a bite to eat in the castle tavern and knight’s shop. Marvel at the flight demonstrations of predominantly native birds of prey in free flight, which are trained in the castle’s historic falconry courtyard.
Discover the spectacular natural spectacle of water in the Liechtensteinklamm gorge in St. Johann im Pongau. It is one of the longest, deepest and most impressive gorges in the Alps. Particularly exciting is the 30 m high spiral staircase "Helix", which takes you to the viewing platform.
Ice Caves in Werfen
Visit the largest ice cave in the world and experience the impressive rock formations, which have been shaped by water and cold air over thousands of years, on the tour with 134 metres of altitude and approx. 1,400 steps. The cave labyrinth inside the mountain has a total length of over 40 km. Our tip: Dress warmly!
Your Dachstein experience already begins with the gondola ride, during which you climb 1,000 metres in altitude along the steep rock faces. Once at the top, the panorama at the Dachstein Sky Walk at 2,700 m above sea level is overwhelming. Also visit the Ice Palace inside the glacier and put your courage to the test on Austria’s highest suspension bridge, the "Stairway to Nowhere".
Salzburg Salt Mines
Simply impressive: the Salt Mines in Dürrnberg near Hallein. Here you will embark on a journey through the history of 2,600 years of salt mining. Highlights are certainly the raft trip across the salt lake, the ride on the mine train and the slide down the two miners' slides.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The 48 km long high alpine road leads you with 36 hairpin bends through a diverse high mountain landscape up to 2,504 m above sea level. From the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe you can enjoy the view of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798 m). Ideal for families: Combine your excursion with a visit to the Ferleiten Wildlife and Leisure Park.
Adventures for families
Fun for all ages
Alles Alm Family Experience
Hiking is especially easy for children at the Gnadenalm. Under the motto "Alles Alm", a flat circular trail suitable for pushchairs (approx. 2 hours walking time), fenced-in play stations, 10 themed stations with interesting and curious facts about the alp, an alp quiz and much more await. Here you also have the opportunity to hike to the spectacular Johannes waterfall.
"Animals' World Cup" on the Gamskogel in Zauchensee
The adventure playground "Animals' World Cup" not only invites you to play, but also teaches you interesting facts about the local mountain animals. Parents can comfortably watch their offspring from the Gamskogelhütte. The "Animals' World Cup" is easy to reach on the Gamskogel chairlift I in Zauchensee.
Wagraini’s Grafenberg in Wagrain
The nature and mountain adventure world on the Grafenberg in Wagrain offers families numerous play stations, 20 km of hiking trails (pushchair-friendly), the Grafenbergsee lake, the KUHbidu family adventure trail with puzzle pass and much more. The Grafenberg cable car takes you comfortably up the mountain.
Geisterberg in St. Johann-Alpendorf
Go on a journey of discovery with the funny ghosts on the Ghost Mountain in St. Johann-Alpendorf. In the 4 adventure worlds of the earth, fire, water and air spirits, there is so much to see, e.g. the gnome trail, the ghost castle, the dragon trail,… The Alpendorf cable car takes you easily up to the Ghost Mountain.
Flori’s Adventure Trail on the Griessenkar in Flachau
Hiking, playing and puzzle fun are guaranteed on Flori’s adventure trail. Starting at the Starjet 1 mountain station, the circular trail, which is suitable for pushchairs, leads past puzzle boards and play stations such as a climbing wall, Flyingfox, forest slide and much more.
KITIWAPF in Eben im Pongau
An exciting puzzle awaits families along the children’s animal hiking & explorer trail, or KITIWAPF for short. The trail leads to the Moosalm, route 1 of the themed trail is suitable for pushchairs.
Highlights in & around Radstadt
Attractions "around the corner"
Rossbrand – the local mountain
Our 1,768 m high local mountain is a popular excursion destination in the region. Here you can enjoy the 360° panorama of almost 150 prominent Alpine peaks – Dachstein, Bischofsmütze and Grossglockner included. You can reach the summit on foot (approx. 3 – 4 h walking time), via the mountain bike route (approx. 12 km, 1,070 hm) or by car or hiking bus via the toll-free panorama road (walking time from the car park to the summit cross: approx. 20 min.).
Wildlife & Leisure Park in Untertauern
A colourful range of things to see, experience and marvel at awaits you at the Untertauern Wildlife and Leisure Park. Native wild animals, petting zoo, playground, fishing pond, bathing lake, tavern…. – plan a day so that you can experience everything.
Adventure Thermal Spa Amadé
The Adventure Thermal Spa Amadé in Altenmarkt is only a 10-minute drive from the Hotel Taxerhof. Here, young and old alike will find exuberant wellness fun: Indoor and outdoor salt water pool, diving area, water climbing wall, wave pool, toddler pool with snake slide, looping slide with rocket launch & free fall (unique in Austria), tunnel slide, funnel slide, large separate sauna area and much more.
Take part in a guided tour at the Mandlberggut, 12 km away. Here you will learn everything about the two distilleries on the estate, the Dachstein distillery (whisky and schnapps distillery) and the mountain pine and stone pine distillery. Take a look over the shoulder of the schnapps sommeliers during the production of the spirits and end the day in a cosy atmosphere in the café.
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At the Loden factory in Mandling you will get an insight into the elaborate production of the high-quality loden fabrics and blankets. Embark on the journey to the finished product in the family business and take home a gem from the Wool World store as a souvenir.
Festival City of Salzburg
Sightseeing in the provincial capital
The Hohensalzburg Fortress, the city’s landmark, is visible from afar. Its construction began in 1077 and today it is considered the largest completely preserved castle in Central Europe. From the castle you can enjoy a wonderful view over the city and travel back in time in the medieval prince’s room and the castle museum. You can get up to the fortress by funicular or on foot.
Hellbrunn Palace in Mannerist style with its large park is world-famous above all for its water features. Already 400 years ago, the then prince archbishop entertained his guests with mystical grottos, water-powered figures and treacherous fountains. You can still experience these in action today. But be careful, the water games live up to their name.
From lions and jaguars to rhinoceroses and flamingos – Salzburg Zoo is home to 140 animal species in the large, natural outdoor enclosures on the 14,000 m2 grounds. Those who prefer a more hands-on experience can get up close to the animals in the petting zoo.
Natural History Museum
In the Natural History Museum there are colourful themed worlds that bring you closer to nature in all its facets – from outer space to dinosaurs, from crystals to the human body. And the Science Centre invites young and old to experiment and try things out.
Your guests cards for your holiday in Salzburger Land
Salzburger Sportwelt Card
With the Salzburger Sportwelt Card you receive, among other things, reduced admission to the many sights (castles, palaces, museums, show mines,…), chairlifts and cable cars, as well as to the surrounding lakes and spas.
The SalzburgerLandCard gives you free admission to over 190 sights and attractions in the entire province of Salzburg. You also receive numerous discounts, e.g. in the festival city of Salzburg, the Ice Caves in Werfen and much more.