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Day trips and attractions
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Day trips and attractions

To help you plan your holiday better, we have come up with a list of recommendations of possible day trips you might like, giving you a purpose for the day, with lots of possibilities of taking in various highlights en route.

Upper Pinzgau tour:
Explore the wide Tauern valleys next to the rivers, marvel at breathtaking waterfalls, and find out lots of interesting things about our region in the National Park Centre.

Kaprun tour:
Impressive dams and reservoirs that provide us with our electricity, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, offering skiing into the summer, and pure relaxation in the Tauern Spa Kaprun.

Zell am See tour:
Boat trips and bathing in the crystal clear water of the Zell Lake, the designer gondola lift up the Schmittenhöhe, and a relaxed stroll around the town and the historic town centre of Zell am See.

Salzburg city tour:
Experience Mozart’s city with its many cultural sights, climb up to the Hohensalzburg fortress, visit one of the many interesting museums, and enjoy a coffee in the 220 GRAD.

Out of your comfort zone

No time for boredom! There are so many places to visit in and around our village, and places which are really worth visiting. If you still have questions, or need any help in planning how to spend your holiday, then we will be only too happy to help and advise.

The Maria Alm pilgrimage church is one of the most beautiful churches in Pinzgau. Its 80m tall church spire (the tallest in the province of Salzburg) is visible from far and wide, and invites people to pray, reflect, and visit the church services.

Each year, Advent is a very special time in Maria Alm when the inside of the church is lit by an impressive light installation created by artists.

The “Friedenskapelle” (Chapel of peace) in Maria Alm is a quiet place for reflection and prayer. It is an ecumenical chapel and open throughout the year. It is only accessible by foot, and in winter the path is only partially cleared by visitors’ tracks

The Felsenfest indoor climbing centre in Saalfelden is the perfect playground for all vertical acrobats. The 1700 m² climbing surface with an outdoor area, overhang, and outdoor bouldering area has over 250 routes and over 150 bouldering routes.

The Pinzgau local history museum in Schloß Ritzen in Saalfelden has been awarded the museum seal of approval as being one of the best of its kind in Salzburger Land. A visit to the museum combines well with a walk, whether in summer or winter, around the Saalfelden recreational area, the Ritzensee.

The Nexus Arts Centre provides a varied programme of music, art, architecture, literature, and theatre.

One of the most popular day trips in Austria is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, comprising 40 km and 36 hairpin bends, taking you up to 2504 m; a unique experience both of driving and of nature.

The Ferleiten wildlife park, right next to the start of the Großglockner High Alpine Road, is home to over 250 animals native to the Alps. The neighbouring amusement park is a wonderful place to enjoy some fun time after going round the wildlife park.

Impressive ice sculptures, glittering crystals, and rock formations that are millions of years old can be found in the largest ice caves in the world, at the Eisriesenwelt Werfen.

The Hallein salt mine, the oldest mine open to visitors in the world, gives visitors the chance of setting off on a treasure trail, whatever their age, along kilometres of mysterious, ancient tunnels hewn in these mystical mountains by miners.

A natural beauty in South Bavaria is the crystal clear Königssee (King’s Lake) with the pilgrimage church of St.Bartholomä and the Watzmann mountain, certainly worth a visit, and not just at the time of the annual pilgrimage from Maria Alm across the Steinernes Meer

3 natural attractions in one place for the whole family. Enter a world of discovery in the Lamprechtshöhle cave and both the Seisenbergklamm and Vorderkaserklamm gorges, followed by a refreshing dip in one of the natural bathing lakes.

Still want more?

More suggestions of places to visit in and around the Hochkönig region, put together by the tourist office, can be found here:

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