Sights Salzburg & Berchtesgaden
Excursion destinations in the Salzkammergut and in Bavaria
Not only in the city, but also in the Salzburg area, there are many sights and excursion destinations waiting for you.
The Salzburger Land, the Salzkammergut and Berchtesgaden offer exciting excursion destinations.
Salzburg open-air museum Großgmain
The Salzburg open-air museum is located at the foot of the Untersberg, not far from the Sallerhof.
Start the journey into the rural past of Salzburg: Over 100 historical original buildings from agriculture, handicraft, trade and industry show you the way of life of days gone by.
Exciting handicraft demonstrations, exhibitions and markets round off the experience in the Großgmain open-air museum.
Untersberg in Salzburg
The Untersberg rises majestically on the outskirts of the city of Salzburg.
Hikers and ski tourers will find a paradise here as well as connoisseurs and those seeking relaxation.
With the Untersbergbahn you can enjoy a comfortable ride up to 1,850 meters.
From there you have a wonderful view of the Salzburg Basin, the Berchtesgadener Land and the lakes of the Alpine foothills and the Königsee on the Bavarian side.
Picturesque lakes framed by majestic mountains and a diverse natural landscape.
The Salzkammergut is known, among other things, as the "Land of Lakes".
UThe region is home to around 76 lakes. The four largest lakes in the Salzkammergut are Mondsee, Attersee, Wolfgangsee and Traunsee.
And these lakes inspire with many activities:
Enjoy a boat trip on the Wolfgangsee, visit the Fuschlseebad on the Fuschlsee, go stand-up paddling on the Mondsee or swim in the Hintersee.
Eisriesenwelt Werfen - the world's largest ice cave
Mighty ice palaces of crystalline beauty transport you into another dimension in the one giant world.
You can see the huge cave protal from afar. The entire cave system extends over around 42 kilometers inside the mountain.
Experienced guides lead you through the mystical tunnels and show you the extraordinary natural spectacle made of glittering ice.
Depending on the outside temperature, the temperature in the cave changes, in summer it is on average 0 ° C.
You hike through the cave on secured paths and marvel at the mighty figures and structures made of glittering ice.
Experiences in Hohenwerfen Castle
Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages on guided castle tours.
Hohenwerfen served as a prison for centuries, and you can also discover weapons from earlier times.
Illuminated productions, a stylish tavern and a knight's shop take you back in time.
Birds of prey show in Werfen near Salzburg
A special attraction is the falconry at Hohenwerfen Castle. Hawks, vultures, kites and many other birds of prey can be admired here.
At the falcon show you can experience the feathered heroes of the skies live and up close!
The salt mine on the Dürrnberg is the oldest visitor salt mine in the world.
Here you move in the tunnels in which the Celts first mined salt more than 2500 years ago.
From the Celts to the Archbishops of Salzburg, salt brought wealth and prosperity to the region.
Thunder through the deepest tunnels with the Grubenhunt and zoom into the heart of the mountain on fast parallel slides.
Visit the first salt gallery in the world, marvel at the old Celtic dioramas with the Celtic grave and glide over the underground salt lake on a mystical cloud of sound on a raft.
Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut
Although the place is small, it still offers many experiences for visitors:
- Hallstatt Salt Mine: Explore the salt mine and walk in the footsteps of white gold.
- Ossuary in the Michaelskapelle: Sounds a bit macabre, but it is historically very significant: In the ossuary there are numerous skulls, artistically adorned and decorated.
- Hallstatt Museum: The museum shows finds from the Hallstatt period in Austria - an ideal alternative program in bad weather!
- Cemetery: Hallstatt's ecclesiastical resting place is located between the imposing rocks and the picturesque lake.
- Hallstätter See: Take a look at the postcard town of Hallstatt - from the lake! Treat yourself to a boat trip while on vacation.
Großglockner in the Hohe Tauern National Park
The Pasterze the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps
View from Austria's highest mountain at 3,798 meters.
The highlight on the Großglockner is the Großglockner High Alpine Road.
Motorcyclists and vintage drivers will find sheer driving pleasure over a distance of 48 kilometers.
Exhibitions, museums, huts and visitor centers line the street and offer variety.
Schafbergbahn: a historic rack railway
With the Schafbergbahn up to the Schafberg in the Salzkammergut
The Schafbergbahn is a nostalgic cogwheel steam locomotive and is one of the oldest in the world. The Schafbergbahn overcomes 1,190 meters of altitude and 5.85 kilometers in 40 minutes.
Passing meadows and forests, you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Wolfgangsee while driving.
On the Schafberg you will find numerous hiking tours of varying degrees of difficulty.
The "Eagle's Nest" on the Kehlstein
The "Eagle's Nest"
Up to Obersalzberg in Berchtesgaden at 1000 meters above sea level.
The road to the Kehlsteinhaus, also called "Adlerhorst" or "Eagle's Nest", begins at Obersalzberg, one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Europe, which can only be used with regional buses.
The Kehlsteinhaus itself was a present from Martin Bormann to Adolf Hilter on his 50th birthday. The purpose of the house was to entertain official guests.
After the end of the war, the house escaped being demolished by the Allies and is still open to visitors in its original form.
Königssee in Bavaria
Surrounded by high cliffs, the emerald green lake lies like a fjord in the middle of the Bavarian Alps.
The landscape around the Königssee is still as untouched and enchanting today as it was in royal times.
St. Bartholomä at the Koenigssee
The pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä, the landmark of the Königsee, can only be reached by boat.
Located directly on the lakeshore on a picturesque peninsula, it appears to be
like an idyllic haven of peace in the middle of the mountains.
Next to the pilgrimage church is the former hunting lodge, which today serves as an idyllic inn.