Excursion destinations in the Salzburg region
Excursions around Wagrain
Wagraini's Grafenberg Nature- and Mountain Adventure World (2km)
The “Grafenberg Lift” takes you comfortably and without effort up to 1700 metres altitude to “Wagraini’s Grafenberg” where your adventure begins! For example on the themed walk about “The Busy Bees“.
Small and big children alike will find a lot to experience, try out and to marvel at. The rock pendulum will give you the tingles before you continue on to Grafenberg Lake. The Hachau slide is over 20 metres long and takes you from the shore of the lake directly to the rope garden. There is a course with swinging ropes, balancing elements and many other things promise you a fascinating adventure on the mountain. The paths are suitable for children push chairs/strollers.
Fun and games at 1.700 m in the Nature- and Mountain Adventure World “Wagraini’s Grafenberg”. Tug-of-war, sack race, treasure hunt, giant painting wall and much more...
Edelweiss Alm in Wagrain with Farm Museum (100 m)
The authentic and genuine atmosphere of the Edelweiss Alm makes everyone instantly feel at home. The cosy and rustic restaurant offers space for 120 persons. We serve light dishes and hearty meals - try our tasty Austrian cuisine.
The Farm Museum
These alpine farm buildings were built above the Moardörfl in Wagrain around 1750. With these buildings the “Oberfaistal”, 1300 m above sea level, was first populated.
Many generations worked under toughest conditions to earn their daily bread. The farm could only be reached via a walking path and approx. 25 years ago, the owners left the farm. We are glad to share this small look into the past with you and to be able to show you fragments of the rural life of our ancestors.
Liechtensteinklamm (8 km)
The mighty roar of the waterfall, boulders covered in rich dark green moss, a history shrouded in legends, rainbows wherever the sun touches the fine mist in the air - experience the Liechtensteinklamm Ravine.
For thousands of years the roaring waterfalls and raging river have been cutting their path through the rock. In some parts the sheer walls of the ravine are so tall and so close together that all that appears left of the sky is a tiny strip of blue high above.
As early as 1875, people were so fascinated by this natural spectacle that bridges and catwalks were built with money donated by Prince Liechtenstein II to make the ravine accessible to the public.
Eisriesenwelt, Werfen (30 km)
Werfen has the largest system of ice caves in the world. At the Ice Wonder World families can experience crystal palaces of surreal beauty.
Werfen has the largest system of ice caves in the world.
At the Ice Wonder World families can experience crystal palaces of surreal beauty.
The entrance to the Eisriesenwelt Werfen is visible from quite a distance.
The enormous cave portal of the Eisriesenwelt is 20 m wide and 18 m high. The entire cave system of the Eisriesenwelt has a total length of approximately 42 km. However, only about 1 km is covered with ice. The ice covered part can be visited by families during a guided tour.
The formation of the Eisriesenwelt!
As is the case with all caves, their formation spans a long period of time. The first cracks and crevices in the limestone appeared during the elevation of the mountains approx. 100 million years ago and over the course of thousands of years became more developed and extended as a result of chemical reactions and water erosion. Caves in the Alps are still developing, although in many cases the process of drying out has limited their development.
Fortress Hohenwerfen (34 km)
The 900 year old Fortress is located high above the Salzachtal, between the Tennen- and the Hagen Mountains - a former fortification from the 11th century.
Visitors seeking adventure and interested in culture will not be disappointed by Hohenwerfen.
Our visitors will find a variety of offers and entertainment. From guided fortress tours including a weapon exposition, the fortress tavern “Burgschenke”, the knights’ store, to the historic falconry centre with daily flight shows, the first Austrian Museum of Falconry and periodically changing special events and exhibitions.
Salt Mines Salzburg in Bad Dürrnberg (64 km)
The Salt Mines tell us about the “White Gold” that the mysterious Celts were already searching for more than 2.500 years ago.
The city and county Salzburg were named after the salt from the Dürrnberg.
Since April 03, 2004, none other than the “Salt-Prince” Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau guides you through the newly designed Salt Mines.
He tells us about the “White Gold” that the mysterious Celts were already searching for more than 2.500 years ago.
The guided tour includes:
- The fast rides on the pit railway
- 2 long miner slides with speed measuring
- Raft trip on the underground salt lake
- Admission to the Celtic Village on the Dürrnberg
- Admission to the Celtic Museum in the town of Hallein
- Admission to the Silent Night Museum in Hallein
City of Salzburg (ca. 66 km)
Everybody knows the enchanting Mozart City Salzburg, capitol of the province of Salzburg.
Everybody knows the enchanting Mozart City Salzburg, capitol of the province of Salzburg. It’s long and interesting past makes the city rich with places of interest. Its flair and the lively presence make this city a place worth visiting, over and over again.
The incomparable cityscape and personalities such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in Salzburg in 1756, made this city famous all over the world. Events, such as the Salzburg Festival, that takes place every year with performances from the end of July to the end of August, attract visitors from all over the world to Salzburg.
One of the main attractions in the historic section of Salzburg is the Getreidegasse, which impresses visitors with its originality. Many decorative plaques, ornate portals and well-kept building facades adorn this Salzburg shopping alley.
Further places of interest in Salzburg are:
- Museum of Modern Art
- Hellbrunn Palace
- Mozart’s Birthplace
- Salzburg Dome
- Mirabell Gardens
- Hohen Salzburg Fortress
Salzburg Open-Air Museum (68 km)
Walking through the spacious museum area you will discover the cultural variety of rural building and living.
Only a few kilometres outside the city of Salzburg. Walking through the spacious museum area you will discover the cultural variety of rural building and living. At the same time you will learn lots of interesting trivia concerning life on a farm in the days past.
60 farms, barns, mills, craftsmen houses, alpine huts from 5 centuries as well as various well worth-seeing permanent- and special exhibitions and diverse handicraft demonstrations will make your visit to one of the largest places of interest close to the city of Salzburg in Großgmain an unforgettable open-air experience. Come and visit this excursion destination that promises to be eventful for the entire family.
Wildlife- & Leisure Park Ferleiten (57 km)
The wildlife- and leisure park is situated in a wild and romantic high valley with a view of the probably most beautiful valleys Austria’s. Ferleiten lays in the beginning of the Käfer valley and is starting point for many lovely hikes into the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern in the Salzburger Land.
Directly next to the Grossglockner Alpine Road, before reaching the toll booth, you will find more than 200 animals domiciled in the Alps on approx. 15 hectares. It takes about one hour to walk through the park. The paths are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. A large pond is situated at the centre of the park. You will find sitting- and resting areas there, as well as a look-out tower.
Educational- and display charts inform about flora and fauna in the Alps.
Großglockner High Alpine Road (60 km)
Dive into this unforgettable high mountain world and experience it’s fascinating flora and fauna. Let the high mountain air, the waterfalls and the breath-taking views fill up your energy reserves.
The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. You will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres!
You’ll pass through a unique world of mountains with blossoming alpine meadows, fragrant mountain forests, massive cliffs and eternal ice to the foot of the Grossglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe!
Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg (64 km)
The Hellbrunn Palace holds the Pleasure/Summer Palace, the magnificent park and the trick fountains. You’ll never know what’s in store for you with the trick fountains. Only one thing is for certain: It’s a lot of fun.
Water automats, grottos, fountains - Markus Sittikus built a Palace that would astonish his guests, entertain and fool them just the same - it is absolutely unique in its shape and diversity.
Hunting lodges are for hunting, residences to live in and govern from - but what exactly is Summer Palace? Quite simple: A place for celebrating, for pleasure and recuperation.
Hohe Tauern National Park (80 km)
With an area of 1.834 km² the Hohe Tauern National Park is by far the largest nature reserve in the entire alpine region.
A wild, primeval landscape and mountain pastures cultivated by farmers.
These are the two faces of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
With an area of 1.834 km² the Hohe Tauern National Park is by far the largest nature reserve in the entire alpine region. The nature reserve encompasses sweeping, primeval Alpine landscapes, such as glaciers, rock faces and turf, as well as mountain pasture landscapes which have been carefully and painstakingly cultivated for centuries.
In the Hohe Tauern National Park thunderous mountain streams carry a lot of water. Hikers do not always only have the water below their feat, at times it also comes from above.
Kaprun High Altitude Reservoirs (57 km)
An excursion to the Kaprun High Altitude Reservoirs is a fascinating trip into the mountains. The fresh air, the green meadows, the turquoise water of the reservoirs and the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern leave intense impressions.
Your excursion to the High Altitude Reservoir begins at Kesselfall-Alpenhaus. A Bus takes you to the base station of the Lärchwald inclined lift at an altitude of 1.209 m.
Your ride on Europe’s largest open inclined lift is the first highlight on your way to the Kaprun Mountain World.
Buses will be expecting you at the upper station of the Lärchwand inclined lift to take you past the Wasserfallboden reservoir and the Förthermoar Alm, all the way to the Mooserboden reservoir in an altitude of 2.040 m.
Water World Amadé, Wagrain (2 km)
The all-weather pool Wagrain offers fun for the whole family. With the hotels Guest Card you will pay a reduced admission fee.
Attractions at the adventure pool are tube slide, kid’s water world, jet stream canal, climbing net, counter current swimming, the sauna tent and the oriental sauna landscape
Krimmler Waterfalls (96 km)
With their impressive drop of 390 m the highest waterfalls in Europe, they are a symbol for all the beauties of nature in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Since more than 100 years the waterfall path with its many lookout points, bridges and pulpits, has been guiding nature enthusiasts up close to this spectacle of nature.
A breath-taking spectacle of nature expects you at the upper waterfall. With the massive drop of 145 m it represents the highest level of the Krimml waterfalls. At the exit of the Krimml Achental valley the masses of water rush over an area with especially hard and resistant gneiss rock into the more shallow section at the Schönangerlboden, which is embedded in softer slate, just as the Krimml basin.
The glacier stream flows thunderously from the Schönangerlboden over the middle waterfall with a drop of 100 m.
At the bottom, two-level waterfall the water masses of the Krimml Ache, fed from 17 glacier streams, fall over two levels, a drop of 140 m, thunderously into the Krimml basin. The forceful impact turns the drops of water into spray that coats the rich vegetation of the waterfall forest in summer and decorates it with bizarre ice crystals in winter.
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