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.
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.