Top 6 Attractions To Visit When You Are In Salzburgerland
- Publish date: Wednesday، 03 August 2022
If you are planning to visit Salzburgerland any time this summer, then there are many beautiful places that await your visit. It is one of the best regions that is filled with different activities and experiences in Europe. Starting with the UNESCO world heritage city of Salzburg, the popular region of Zell am See Kaprun to the breathtaking countryside and Alpine landscapes. It is easily reachable from Middle Eastern destinations with daily direct flights to Salzburg from Dubai with flydubai or from Riyadh or Jeddah with flynas.
In SalzburgerLand, you can drive to any location in approximately an hour, and it is worth it! In SalzburgerLand, you can find a range of excursion locations worth seeing, such as caverns, castles, National Park Worlds, and going back to your cultural roots. The greatest part is that the majority of these activities are covered by the all-inclusive SalzburgerLand Card, which is perfect for families and fans of sports and the arts.
Discover the Top 6 Attractions that will compel you to travel to Salzburgerland
1. Europe’s highest Waterfall: the Krimmler Wasserfälle
The Krimml Waterfalls are regarded as one of SalzburgerLand's top attractions. The Krimml River falls into the abyss to form central Europe's tallest waterfall with a height of more than 380 meters in three phases. We can clearly hear the distant roar of the water masses, which makes you experience the beauty of nature. The four-kilometer-long waterfall is found in the Hohe Tauern National Park. A brief hike can be taken to explore it, and viewing platforms offer breathtaking views. The WasserWelten (water worlds), an exciting entertainment park with a waterfall center, a water bar, and an outdoor water park, can be found at the base of the waterfall.
The Krimml WasserWelten, one of Austria's top ten most visited destinations, gets about 400,000 tourists annually and offers a distinctive wellness experience thanks to Hohe Tauern Health. The therapies promise relief from asthma, allergies, and respiratory conditions while using the mist of the Krimml Waterfalls under medical supervision.
2. A cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee & a ride up Schafberg mountain
One of the most well-known lakes in the Salzkammergut region and a stunning natural treasure, Lake Wolfgangsee lies a short distance from Salzburg City. The clear, deep blue seas entice swimmers and those who like water sports with exceptional water clarity. A fantastic way to explore the atmosphere at Lake Wolfgang is with a cruise. For over 145 years, the fleet run by WolfgangseeSchifffahrt has been transporting people between the charming towns of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen, and Strobl. Take in the fresh air, unwind, and explore the scenery surrounding this emerald-green lake.
The Schafberg's top stands out, and its recognizable silhouette blends in beautifully with the picture-perfect landscape that envelops Lake Wolfgangsee. Since its inception in 1893, the village of St. Wolfgang has been connected to the top of the Schafberg by the steepest steam-powered cog railway in all of Austria. The journey up is 40 minutes long, covers 5.85 kilometers, and gains 1,190 meters. Once at the summit, tourists experience the stunning views of the seven Salzkammergut lakes and the surrounding alpine region.
3. A road trip on Großglockner High Alpine Road
Named after Austria’s highest mountain, the Großglockner High Alpine Road has a new surprise in store behind each of its 36-hairpin bends. What starts out as a leisurely road trip from viewpoint to viewpoint might soon turn into a full-blown adventure, filled with superlatives.
The Großglockner High Alpine Road leads to a range of hikes on Austria's highest peak and is a terrific route for a road trip. From Monday to Friday, park ranger-led guided tours are available. Consider taking a trip to the menacingly called "Valley of Vultures" where you will have lots of fun.
No visit to the Großglockner High Alpine Road is complete without spotting one of the resident rodents which are the marmots. The normally shy Alpine rodents are so accustomed to people in the Franz-Josefs-Höhe area, and you be able to see them nearby. Additionally, you might be able to get even closer at the "Mankeiwirt" restaurant, where the proprietor frequently serves lunch while carrying a marmot on his shoulder.
Along the High Alpine Road, there are numerous exhibits and museums that are covered by your admission fee: From a roadside snowplow to a multimedia presentation about marmots and other Alpine creatures.
4.Discover the imposing world of the Liechtenstein Gorge
In addition to being among the most stunning, the Liechtenstein Gorge is also among the longest and deepest in the Alpine region. The rumbling waterfalls have carved a deeper and deeper path through the mountains over thousands of years. The granite walls are so tall and closely spaced out that the sky above is hardly recognizable as anything more than a thin strip of light.
The "Helix," a 30-meter-deep spiral staircase, is a brand-new attraction in the Liechtenstein Klamm canyon. To go even closer to this natural wonder, continue to go down into the depths.
Advice: The SalzburgerLand Card includes access to the Liechtenstein Gorge.
5. The World Largest Ice Caves: Eisriesenwelt Werfen
The largest ice cave in the world is in Werfen's "Eisriesenwelt," which runs more than forty-two kilometers into the mountain. The first portion, which is accessible to the public and measures roughly a kilometer in length, has impressive ice formations. The development of the cave has been painstakingly meticulous because it is a designated natural monument to conserve its distinctive natural beauty and habitat.
You enter a fascinating realm of ice by stepping through the twenty meters wide and 18 meters high massive cave entrance. In addition to its huge size, the cave is impressive for its crystal-clear ice palaces. In the light of the traditional mine lamps that are provided to guests, monumental formations sparkle with magnificent impact. You are led deeper and deeper down the mountain by winding corridors and galleries with descriptive names like "Diamond Realm."
Take Austria's steepest gondola lift at the cave entrance to access the ice cave. Only accompanied trips are available from May to October including a stop at the Ice Caves. These 75-minute excursions cover both historical and scientific knowledge about the cave. You will find yourself submerged in what is effectively a parallel world of ice, especially on hot summer days. (The ice cave has an average temperature of 0° C.) In addition, on clear days you can stand at the cave mouth and take in the stunning view of the surrounding mountains.
6. Salzburg’s Home Mountain: The Untersberg
The Untersberg, one of Salzburg's most well-liked recreation areas and a true El Dorado for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, is just a short drive from the Old Town. The Salzburg Mountain was referred to by the Dalai Lama as "the chakra at the heart of Europe." There are numerous approaches to investigate it.
Walkers and hikers may ascend the fabled Salzburg Mountain quickly and pleasantly with the help of the modern Untersbergbahn. A breathtaking panorama of the entire landscape is waiting for visitors at the summit. Eight and a half minutes is all it takes to travel in one of the two roomy cable cars. A breathtaking view of Salzburg, the Berchtesgaden region, and the Rositten valley may be enjoyed from the ride itself. Even the Salzkammergut lakes and the Chiemsee are visible on a sunny day. The summit station Geiereck (1,776 m) and the bottom station Grödig/St. Leonhard (456 m) are 1,320 m apart in altitude.
About 300,000 visitors travel to Salzburg each year to see the exact locations where the hit movie The Sound of Music was shot. The Untersberg is best known to movie fans as the mountain backdrop in the opening sequences. At 1,853 meters above sea level, on the Salzburg Hochthron peak, romantic couples can exchange vows on the sun terrace of the top station or beside the summit cross. Couples just come to the mountain hut restaurant for a great traditional Austrian lunch.
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