The Untersberg is actually shared by two countries. On the one side is Austria and on the other, Germany. Its highest point is 1972 meters above sea level, reachable either on foot or by riding the Untersberg lift up from Grödig.
One mountain, myriad legends, and fine marble
The Untersberg is a mountain woven in legend. Not least, perhaps, because it features an unusually high number of caves. Most of those, however, are barely accessible, if at all. Also famous far and wide is Untersberg Marble, the history of which is presented in the Untersberg Museum (german). Without Untersberg marble, it is fair to assume that baroque Salzburg might not have reached the same level of magnificence that it did! The Untersberg is likewise renowned for its places of immense natural power, found at many different locations on the mountain. When you encounter one, you will sense it immediately.
Getting married in an enchantingly beautiful (movie) setting
Every year, around 300,000 fans come to Salzburg in order to visit original shooting locations from “The Sound of Music”. Movie buffs know the Untersberg and its alpine panoramas as the backdrop for the opening scenes. Loving couples can now say “I do!” either on the sunny terrace close to the mountain station, or next to the summit cross at 1,853 meters above sea level.
Drinking Water and Nature Sanctuary
The groundwater flowing beneath the Untersberg supplies most of the drinking water for Salzburg City. Because it is such an important source of drinking water as well as being a habitat for rare plants, this popular lookout mountain is a closely protected area throughout all four seasons.
If you are now curious, you will find more information about the Untersberg in the magazine article.