Worthwhile excursion destinations
Get to know the Salzburger Land in Austria with all its facets
Experience our “little natural wonders”; (such as the giant ice world in Werfen; the Glockner-Kaprun reservoirs; the Salzburg Bad Dürnberg salt marshes; the Großglockner panoramic road; the Krimmler waterfalls and much more). You can reach all these world-famous destinations in just a few minutes by car.
The Rossbrand (1,768m) is rightly one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the Eastern Alps, as the summit offers a 360° panorama of almost 150 striking Alpine peaks: from the Dachstein in the north via the Tennen and Hagen mountains and Großglockner to the Radstädter and Schladminger Tauern – the splendour of the Alps as far as the eye can see.
Radstadt, located 70 kilometres south of the city of Salzburg, is surrounded by high mountains and a breathtaking natural backdrop. Due to its central location, the small town of 5,000 inhabitants is not only an ideal starting point for hikers and cyclists, but also impresses with its historical flair.
High above the Salzach valley, between the Tennen and Hagen mountains, stands the 900-year-old Hohenwerfen fortress.
Former fortified castle from the 11th century
Experience-hungry and culture enthusiasts get their money’s worth in Hohenwerfen. The visitor can expect a variety of entertainment and offers. From castle tours with weapons exhibition, a stylish castle tavern, a knight’s shop over the historic falconry with daily flight demonstrations,
the 1st Austrian Provincial Falcon Museum to regularly changing special exhibitions.
A trip to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs is a fascinating journey into the mountains. The fresh air, the green of the alpine pastures, the turquoise water of the reservoirs and the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern are intense impressions. The ascent to the Kaprun mountain reservoirs begins at the Kesselfall Alpine House in the rear Kaprun valley. Modern buses will take you to the Lärchwand inclined elevator via the Lärchwand road, most of which runs through a natural stone tunnel. Between the Mooserboden and Drossen dams lies the “Erlebniswelt Strom und Eis”; (Electricity and Ice World of Experience), where you can learn about the world of glaciers and the history of power plant construction. On one of the ongoing dam wall tours you can learn more about how water is used to produce "white gold”;, the electric current.