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Grossglockner High Alpine Road with the memorial of the architect Clemens Holzmeister | © Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG

Excursion Destinations close to Salzburg

Whether in your own car, as part of a guided tour or using public transportation: It is quite astonishing how quickly you find yourself in an ice cave, on a mountain summit or deep inside a salt mine.

Enjoy Salzburg’s countryside

Nestled on the northern edge of the Alps, an imposing mountain panorama stretches out before the City of Salzburg. Ideal, in other words, for hikers and everyone wanting to exchange the hustle & bustle of the city for the peace & quiet of nature! Explore the city’s own local mountains, including the Untersberg and Gaisberg. Inside the world’s biggest ice caves just outside Werfen, you will be greeted by an array of fantastic icy sculptures.

Where Salzburg’s salt comes from

The region surrounding Salzburg owes its name and its wealth to “white gold”. At the salt mines in Hallein and Berchtesgaden, as well as the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall, visitors gain all sorts of fascinating insights into salt production. Join a subterranean guided tour and learn all about the world of miners!

Experience Salzburg History

Set out on an exciting journey back in time as you discover the history of Salzburg. At the Celtic Village and Celtic Museum in Hallein, you will get to see how the Ancient Celts once lived. Fans of the Middle Ages, on the other hand, will no doubt want to conquer imposing Hohenwerfen Castle. At the Open-Air Museum in Grossgmain, authentic and original farmhouses have been brought together for the enjoyment of visitors.

Salzburg Safari

Animal lovers, big and small, also find just what they had been hoping for here in Salzburg. Home to 140 different animal species, Salzburg Zoo offers captivating insights into the animal kingdom. At Gut Aiderbichl, rescue animals love nothing more than to receive affectionate attention from visitors!

Salzburg for Technology Fans

Dusty old museums are a thing of the past: Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelten fahr(t)raum in Mattsee brings you automotive technology you can touch and feel. Lokwelt Freilassing railway museum features a similarly interactive hands-on concept. Unique experiences for tinkerers and thinkers!

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