Holidays Salzburg & Surroundings

Salzburg: City & Province

Every year the spirit of Mozart and the charming, historic city center attract hordes of visitors from all over the world to Salzburg. Apart from the City of Salzburg itself, there is a lot to do and see in the surrounding area as well. Explore such wonders of nature as the Königssee and Raggingersee lakes, do not miss out on local traditions and cultural events, marvel at all the historic buildings, and experience rural life in the nine villages surrounding the city of Salzburg: Anthering, Bergheim, Elsbethen, Elixhausen, Eugendorf, Großgmain, Grödig, Wals-Siezenheim and Hallwang. Untersberg on the outskirts of Salzburg lends itself to walking, hiking and climbing, skiing and backcountry skiing. Gaisberg is a secret tip among cycling and mountain biking buffs, while golf enthusiasts meet at Eugendorf or Lake Fuschl.

Charming villages on the periphery of Salzburg

Salzburg’s lovely suburbs attract visitors with their rural charm and innumerable routes for walking and hiking, Nordic walking, cycling and mountain biking, including the well-known Tauern Cycle Path and the Mozart bicycle trail. All of the villages have their own highlights and attractions. The Plainberg nature reserve and the pilgrimage church in Bergheim offer stunning views of the city of Salzburg, while Naturdorf Anthering boasts a public herb garden and the popular Schaukelweg trail. Anif makes a fine base for visits to Schloss Hellbrunn, and Elixhausen’s scenic center is an absolute must-see, too. Schwarzenberg, Gurlspitze and Mühlstein in Elsbethen offer various routes and trails for those who love walking, hiking and mountain biking. Eugendorf is just a stone’s throw from Lake Wallersee, the largest lake in Salzburg’s lake district.

Grödig is home not only to Untersberg (1,940 m), a paradise for walking and hiking enthusiasts, but also to a fascinating ice cave and large sinkholes. An open-air museum is the major attraction of Grossgmain, reflecting the province’s rural lifestyle and traditions, while Wals-Siezenheim and Hallwang are known for having retained long-standing customs and traditions, such as ‘Goaslschnalzen’, as well as for their gently rolling hills.

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Information on the region

Winter in the surroundings of Salzburg

When planning a holiday on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Salzburg, one is spoilt for choice in terms of leisure activities and accommodation. There are holiday apartments, guesthouses and country inns to suit all tastes and budgets. Untersberg in Grödig is the preferred destination of skiers, snowboarders, backcountry skiers and those who love to go snowshoe walking. From the top station the challenging 7.5-kolometer ski run is accessible within a 20-minute walk.

The Gaißau-Hintersee ski area and the Bad Dürrnberg ski area on Zinken Mountain (1,300 m) offer slopes especially suitable for beginners and families. More action and challenge is offered in the Sportwelt Amadé, Austria’s largest lift-linked ski area, or the Skiregion Dachstein-West. Immaculate cross-country skiing tracks wind their ways through the picture-postcard scenery of Salzburg. Do not miss out on the tracks meandering along the shores of the Salzkammergut lakes! Snow conditions permitting, visitors may even explore the Hellbrunn castle grounds on skis.

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Salzburg owes its fame to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Sound of Music and the Festival Salzburg stands in a breathtaking setting and contains magnificent architectural treasures. The Baroque spires of the old town, with the Festung Hohen Salzburg (fortress) rising behind, are an unforgettable sight. The old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Festung Hohensalzburg, the landmark of Salzburg, is Central Europe´s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. The nearby vast Salzburg Dom is without doubt the main attraction of the old town. Inside there is the Romanesque font where Mozart was baptized.
Another highlight is Schloss Mirabell with its splendid gardens built by the baroque master builder Lukas von Hildebrandt.
At the foot of Mönchsberg you will find the so-called Festival District with the two famous festival halls (architect: Clemens Holzmeister; 1956-1960) and the Felsenreitschule, a baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of the center of Salzburg´s old town is the popular Schloss Hellbrunn with the world-famous Wasserspiele section containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.
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Travel Route & Address

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5020 Salzburg, Austria