Tourist destinations in the Salzburg region
Out of the city for a great experience
Although the city of Salzburg itself is replete with wonderful sights and attractions, you risk missing out if you don't make at least one or two excursions during your stay. The Salzburg region (known as the Salzburger Land) enthuses visitors with numerous tourist destinations. Start planning your holiday now with the following tips for excursions from the Eco-Suite Hotel Salzburg!
The Hallein World of Salt and Salina Celtic Village
Follow the trail of the white gold, whose story started more than 2,500 years ago, in the oldest visitor's mine in the world. Open all year around, the Hallein World of Salt (Salzwelten Hallein) makes for a great excursion, whatever the weather. The mine railway takes visitors into the mountain, and to the underground salt lake via two miners' slides. Here, a multimedia show creates a magical atmosphere with light and sound effects.
The Celts first mined salt at the Dürrnberg in Hallein in the year 400 BC. Today, this area is one of the most important archaeological excavation sites for Celtic graves, settlements and objects. Visit the Celtic Museum in Hallein and the reconstructed Celtic Village directly adjacent to the World of Salt, and experience a fascinating journey into the past.
Werfen Giant Ice Caves (Eisriesenwelt)
The biggest ice cave in the world in Werfen consists of the first approx. 1 kilometre long section of an extensive system of caves with a length of over 42 kilometres. When inside the mountain you will be welcomed by breathtaking ice palaces and an average temperature of 0 °C during the summer – an impressive and refreshing experience on a hot summer's day.
Untersberg Cable Car
It takes just 10 minutes from the city centre to travel some 2,000 meters upwards with the Untersberg Cable Car, the valley station for which is situated in Grödig/St. Leonhard. The trip in the spacious cable car gondolas, which travel up to 286 meters above the ground, is a certainty for impressive views. From the mountain station, paths and trails lead into the high Alpine region. You will find the Geiereck (1,805 m), the Monument to the Mountain Infantry, the Salzburger Hochthron (1,856 m) and the crowning glory: a panoramic view that stretches all the way from the Salzkammergut Lakes to the glaciers of the Hohen Tauern and the Berchtesgaden region. The Hochalm and the Zeppezauerhaus are the ideal places to eat.
The Silent Night & Local History Museum and the Silent Night Chapel
The Silent Night Museum (Stille Nacht Museum) in Oberndorf near Salzburg is primarily dedicated to the existence and propagation of the world-famous Christmas carol and the environment in which it came into being. The place in which the carol was first performed, the Church of St. Nicholas, and the life stories of those who wrote the carol, Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, are presented. The Silent Night Chapel (Stille Nacht Kapelle) was constructed in the place of the Church of St. Nicholas, consecrated in 1937, and as an historic site, attracts numerous visitors from all over the world every year.
Standing high above the Salzachtal valley is the former fortress of the 900 year old Hohenwerfen Castle. Children and adults alike can look forward to enjoying any number of experiences, including guided tours of the castle and its armoury, an illuminated exhibition on the architectural history of the castle, the castle tavern, the knight's shop, the historic falconry with daily demonstrations, and the falconry museum. In addition to this, taking a look at the lively calendar of events is also worthwhile.
The tourist destinations in the Salzburg region also include many more places that are worth seeing:
- The Salzburg Zoo
- The Hellbrunn Water Fountains
- The Liechtenstein Gorge in St. Johann im Pongau
- The Kehlsteinhaus
- The Schafberg railway and the Wolfgangsee lake cruise
- The Krimml Water Wonderland
- The Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs
- The Großglockner High Alpine Road
- The Aiderbichl Estate
"Panorama Tours" – organised excursions in the Salzburg region
We will be pleased to tell you about the many opportunities for taking excursions with Panorama Tours in the Salzburg region at the reception of the Eco-Suite Hotel. You will be collected from outside the hotel with the minibus.
* Sound of Music Tour www.panoramatours.com
* Salzkammergut www.salzkammergut.at
* Berchtesgaden www.berchtesgaden.de
* Kehlsteinhaus www.kehlsteinhaus.de
* Giant Ice World www.eisriesenwelt.at
* and many more tours
Discover the unique beauty of the Salzburg region from your modern city hotel situated near the exhibition centre, the Eco-Suite Hotel in Salzburg. The team will be pleased to respond to your non-binding room enquiry!