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Untersberg

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.

Untersberg Recreation Area

For fans of outdoor sports, the Untersberg is a true paradise in every season. In summer, hikers and mountain bikers are in for quite a treat. In winter, the snow-covered mountain entices visitors with a 7.5 km-long ski run, sure to set the pulses of avid skiers and snowboarders racing with excitement. Ski tourers appreciate the tranquility and virgin terrain away from the pistes. Because of its unique flora, green spaces and forest, the Untersberg’s drinking water, landscapes as well as plants are all subject to special protections.

If you are now curious, you will find more information about the Untersberg in the magazine article.


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