A young man gives a young woman a piggyback on a meadow on the Hochkönig

Excursion destinations
in the Salzburger Land

Entertainment for
every weather

Have a look at the places beyond Maria Alm and explore the excursion destinations in Pinzgau and the whole state of Salzburg. The numerous cultural, historic, or scenic excursion destinations are definitely worth the journey, not only in bad weather.

Excursion destinations in summer
Hohenwerfen castle

A castle for the whole family! Feel like in the Middle Ages between the museum, loopholes, and imposing falconry shows.

Hohenwerfen castle in the Salzburger Land
Mauterndorf castle

The former toll castle from the 13th century is a sight for the whole family in Salzburg’s Lungau.

Mauterndorf castle in the south of Salzburg from a bird's eye view
Mining museum & mine Leogang

Experience a piece of regional history with displays of mining tools, Gothic devotional pictures, minerals, and many more impressive exhibits. The Hochkönig Card will give you a 20% discount on mine tours.

Exterior view of the mining museum in Mühlbach at the Hochkönig
Open air museum Salzburg

In Großgmain near Salzburg, you can marvel at 100 reconstructed original farm buildings and immerse yourself in the simple and hard life of earlier times.

The trackless train in the open-air museum Salzburg in Großgmain
Entrance to the giant ice cave in Werfen high up on the mountain
Alpine wonders 

Ice cave Werfen

A gigantic cave system, incredible masses of ice, and fascinating formations: The ice cave Werfen can be visited from May to October as part of a guided tour. The entrance to the cave is high up in the rock face and can only be reached by cable car, followed by a footpath. Do not forget warm clothes - in the cave, it’s degrees around zero.

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Krimml waterfalls

Austria’s highest waterfalls rush down in three whooshing cascades. An impressive natural spectacle that you should not miss during your holidays in the Salzburger Land.

Europe's highest waterfall in Krimml in the Salzburger Land
High alpine reservoirs

The Kaprun high alpine reservoirs with their two reservoirs, Wasserfall- and Mooserboden, over 2,040 metres above sea level, will give you impressive alpine views and exciting insights into power generation.

View of the two high alpine reservoirs in Kaprun near Zell am See
Saalachtal natural wonders

At the foot of the two mountain ranges - Loferer and Leogang Steinberge - and at the foothills of the Steinernes Meer, nature has created bizarrely shaped rocks, raging waterfalls, and one of the largest cave systems in Europe in a very narrow space - a wildly romantic natural experience.

Großglockner high alpine road

The king among the alpine roads in Austria. 48 kilometres of alpine scenery garnished with exhibitions and museums, visitor centres, and information corners will await you.

A passage of the Großglockner high alpine road in Austria
Tauern Spa Kaprun - Zell am See

If you would like to enjoy a little bit more wellness, you can spend a day in the thermal bath in Zell am See.

Panorama pool with mountain landscape in summer
National park centre Mittersill

Free tickets with the Hochkönig Card

Immerse yourself in the world of the Hohe Tauern national park. 10 fascinating natural areas will bring you closer to the extraordinary diversity of the largest protected area in the Alps. In the 360° panorama cinema, you will finally experience the national park from a perspective as if you were right in the middle of it.

Zell am See

Stroll along the lake of the same name, or enjoy the view of the summits and the glacier on 3,000 metres above sea level - Zell am See is Pinzgau’s lively centre and, not without reason, a destination for numerous guests of several nations.

View of the Grand Hotel Zell am See right at the shore of the lake in the Pinzgau

Sightseeing from the historic old town to Mirabell garden to Hellbrunn castle, cultural events, shopping and and and … the picturesque city of Salzburg is worth more than one visit.

The old town of Salzburg photographed from a hill