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Excursion Destinations

The Salzburger Land is full of attractions, excursion destinations and sights

Browsing through this website in detail, you surely have come to the conclusion:  there is plenty to do in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Sport, relaxation, activity, action & fun, delight & wellness - all this should be included in your holiday plan.

You will stay in comfortable accommodation and enjoy many attractive offers in the surrounding area "all inclusive" in connection with the summer cardSki pistes in winter, hiking tours in summer or out and about by bicycle and mountain bike.

But there comes the time when you have taken the most beautiful ski pistes, climbed the best hiking trails and enjoyed the most amazing cycling routes. You also have relaxed and savoured really good food at Lake Zell or the Tauern SPA in Kaprun. Now it's time to look beyond the region around Zell am See and Kaprun. What else can we do? Where haven't we been yet? What is there to be discovered outside the vicinity?

Plenty to discover, that's for sure

For a start: "You have by far not experienced yet all of the things you should take home with you from your family holiday!" If you were going to experience all attractions, sights and excursions destinations of the Zell am See-Kaprun region and the Salzburger Land on one holiday, then you would need at least an entire quarter of the year. You probably will not have so much time. THAT'S WHY we help you. On this page, we present you our highlights of excursion destinations and sights, which you shouldn't miss. Not only that; we also share specific programme and day-out ideas, which you can use as a guide for planning your excursions and trips. Sounds good, or? Then let's go! Here are our highlights in the Salzburger Land.

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Krimml Waterfalls

You surely have heard about these waterfalls. The course of the Krimmler Ache river begins where the glaciers of the Großvenediger and Dreiherrenspitze "bleed" in summer. The mountain stream meanders through the beautiful Krimmler Ache Valley before it plunges downward over a steep drop into the Upper Pinzgau, thus bringing the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls to life. With 380 metres in height, these are the highest waterfalls in Europe, and they are not only stunningly beautiful but also soothing and healing. The ions in the water, released through the impact of the water on the rock, have a therapeutic and healing effect on body and mind ...

Salzburg - City of Mozart

City meets countryside. Urbane life meets rural lifestyle. Tradition, culture and thousands of years of history meet today's modern, trendy way of life. The City of Salzburg is a cultural stronghold, art metropolis and centre of classical music. Beautiful squares, old buildings, lovely restaurants, cool bars and an omnipresent shopping experience are waiting between Mozart's birthplace, Hohensalzburg Castle, Residenzgalerie art gallery, the Domquartier quarter and the Salzburg Zoo. A visit to Salzburg is an absolute must ...

World of the Ice Giants

Until the end of the 19th century, no-one knew about the world's largest ice cave. After its discovery, it turned step by step into one of the top excursion destinations in the Salzburger Land. For good reason, we think. Mysterious, exciting, a great experience for the entire family; that is what the World of the Ice Giants inside the Tennen Mountains is. A worthwhile visit whatever the weather in summer and winter because the temperature in the cave is always the same ...

Wildlife & Adventurepark Ferleiten

An excursion to Ferleiten near Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße is worthwhile for three good reasons: 1. The beautiful nature of the Käfertal Valley will enchant you, 2. the world-famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road starts in Ferleiten and 3. a stunningly beautiful Wildlife & Adventurepark with an abundance of attractions and an interesting wildlife is waiting there. Boasting an area of 15 hectares, here you can watch up to 200 animal species endemic to the Alps. It takes approx. 1 hour to walk through the park on beautiful trails, which are also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs You enjoy a well-deserved, leisurely break with good food and drinks afterwards on the quaint Wildlife Park Alm. Fun and games offer the 20.000 m² of the Adventurepark. Admission to the leisure park is free.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Quasi in the neighbourhood of the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Not an excursion destination as such but an adventure going on for miles and taking you bend by bend deeper into amazing world of the high mountains. Start in Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße and follow this historic and stunning structure via the Fuscher Törl and the Hochtor either to the Franz-Josef-Höhe and the Pasterzen Glacier or to Heiligenblut into the neighbouring state of Carinthia. Enjoy your drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, you have never been so close to the high mountains ...

Salzwelten Salzburg & Celtic Mountain

The essence of life – You have never experienced salt like this before!

Completely redesigned salt experience:

4 epochs of salt mining on the Dürrnberg, the mine train, miners’ slides and raft ride across a subterranean salt lake make every visit a true adventure. After your tour of the salt mine, discover the Celtic Mountain with a new adventure playground, salt manufactory and a Salzwelten app with AR functionality and a virtual adventure game.

Admission to children ages 4 and up.

Opening times & further details can be found on the official website.

Swarovski Kristallwelten

A fantastic excursion destination famous beyond the Pinzgau District and even beyond the Salzburger Land. The artist André Heller has created a subterranean adventure world, guarded by a botanical giant, in Wattens in Tyrol on the other side of the Gerlos Pass. Discover the caves and halls of the gigantic maze and immerse yourself in the mystical world of crystals. Learn interesting facts about the magical attraction of the world of glitter and be inspired by the pure beauty ...

ProgrammE TIP I: Sport, NaturE & HEALING EFFECT
  1. We get on our E-bikes early in the morning
  2. Pinzgau local railway toward Krimml
  3. Visit to the Krimml Waterfalls
  4. Then return via the Tauern Cycling Track
  5. The route is easy and leads downhill all the way
  6. Mittersill - visit to the Nationalparkwelten
  7. Exhibitions, information, nature at your fingertips
  8. Continuing toward Zell am See-Kaprun
  9. Refreshment and fun are waiting at Lake Zell
  10. Chill-out & relaxation at the Zell am See Lido

  1. Drive by car to Salzburg - City of Mozart in the morning
  2. Art, culture, culinary & shopping experience
  3. Art & cultural history in the Domquartier
  4. View across the city - Hohensalzburg Castle
  5. International artists at your fingertips at Mozart's birthplace
  6. Afternoon - continue toward Hallein
  7. The World of Salt - Hallein Salt Mines
  8. In the World of the Ice Giants - the world's largest ice cave
  9. More castles? Off to Hohenwerfen Castle
  10. Then chill out, relaxation & a coffee at Lake Zell

  • We leave for Tyrol by car in the morning
  • Morning - Visit to the Olympic City of Innsbruck
  • Sightseeing at the Goldenen Dachl in the old town
  • High above - Isel Mountain or Hungerburg Railway
  • Guided tour of the old town - Innsbruck's historic corners
  • Return: Swarovski Kristallwelten in Wattens
  • André Heller's subterranean world of crystals
  • Via the Gerlos Pass and the Krimml Waterfalls
  • Nationalparkwelten Hohe Tauern Mittersill, optional
  • OR: return via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

You surely have already realised; if you want to explore the excursion destinations and sights in the Salzburger Land, then you must plan ahead and leave room for many possibilities. Otherwise, your holiday will be too short and you have to come back. Which is actually not a bad thing. However, we hope that we could provide you with a few ideas and got you thinking about what to expect in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. 

Basis for unforgettable experiences is first of all a holiday booking. Book comfortable accommodation in the Zell am See-Kaprun region now and enjoy fantastic excursion destinations and sights of which you and your children will talk about for a long time. If you need help with the planning of excursions and wonderful days in the Salzburger Land, please contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!