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Excursions within the province of Salzburg

Sightseeing attractions in Flachau and Salzburg

The area surrounding Flachau has lots to offer: An excursion to the city of Salzburg is an experience in summer as well as winter. A visit to the Liechtensteinklamm (Liechtenstein gorge), the Eisriesenwelt or Hohenwerfen Castle will make your summer holiday in Flachau the highlight of the year. Good transport links make it possible to go sightseeing throughout the surrounding area. If you buy the SalzburgerLand Card (including Salzburg Card), you will be able to visit many sights for free.

SalzburgerLand Card - more holiday for less money

Free entry to over 190 sights and attractions throughout the province of Salzburg! The SalzburgerLand Card can come in the form of a 6-day or 12-day pass - whatever suits your holiday. The all-inclusive card is universally popular. We would be happy to provide you with more detailed information about what kind of excursion destinations are included with the SalzburgerLand Card, and all other excursion destinations in the region can be found in our tour planner.

Salzburg, Mozart's city

Mozart's City of Salzburg with view to the Hohensalzburg Fortress
Whether you want to visit Mozart's birthplace or the Getreidegasse, your lust for culture will be satisfied in Salzburg:
  • Visitors to the Mirabell Gardens will enter a colourful world of flowers and sculptures, pergolas, blossoms, and water-spouting wells
  • The marble staircase in Mirabell Castle, the seat of the mayor of Salzburg, is chosen by wedding couples from all over the world as an atmospheric location for wedding photos following the wedding ceremony.
  • Pferdeschwemme - this is the exact spot where the horses of the archbishop's stables were once washed. The site was built by Fischer von Erlach.
  • Mozartplatz - adjacent to the Residenzplatz, with the bronze statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (cast from a model by the Munich sculptor Ludwig von Schwanthaler and unveiled in 1842).
  • The Residenzplatz is the largest square of the Old Town. It is situated between the Royal Residence and the new Residence, and is bordered by the Church of St. Michaels and the cathedral. In the centre of the square rises the 15 metre high Residence fountain, which was created from 1656 to 1661.
  • Hohensalzburg Fortress, Haus der Natur and much more is waiting to be discovered by you!
  • Hellbrunn Palace: The fountains in particular are an experience. But the park and the castle itself are also worth a visit.
  • Salzburg Zoo: An ideal excursion for the family! Pandas, wolves, lions, kangaroos, coatis and many other animals, which can only be seen in the wilderness, all live here.

Eisriesenwelt Werfen

Ice in the Eisriesenwelt Werfen
The Eisriesenwelt in Werfen is the largest ice cave in the world. The cave system extends over 42 km in length, 20 m in width and 18 m in height. The cave system was created about 100 million years ago over thousands of years through dissolution processes and water erosion. Discover this special and breathtaking natural experience. You will need solid footwear and warm clothing when you visit, since the temperatures in the ice cave are usually below 0° Celsius.
Open from May to October

Liechtensteinklamm St. Johann/Pg.

Liechtensteinklamm waterfall
The Liechtensteinklamm (Liechtenstein gorge) in St. Johann im Pongau is a legendary, world-famous gorge. The roaring waterfalls have carved out the ravine over millions of years. The gorge has been accessible to visitors since 1875 and is an ideal summer destination for families. Solid footwear and warm clothing are recommended.
Early in the morning and later in the afternoon are when nature shows its most beautiful side.
Opening times: May - September

Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle and Fortress
The 900-year-old former fortified castle is worth a trip for cultural enthusiasts. Castle tours, weapons exhibitions, numerous productions and events and much more await you here. Another special feature are the birds of prey shows at the historical Landfalkenhof.
Opening times: May to October

The Dachstein Glacier

Dachstein glacier
In addition to a breathtaking panoramic view, the Dachstein in Styrian Ramsau offers many attractions: Even the ride up in the panorama gondola is a very special experience - in a ride lasting only 6 minutes will take you 1000 metres up. The 360° window offers a perfect view of the mountains. Visit the ice palace, which introduces you to mystical worlds of ice at 2700 m, discover the Skywalk, the most spectacular viewing point of the Alps, or the rope bridge with its unobstructed view of up to 400 m.

Hallein Salt Mine

Hallein Salt Mine (c) Salzwelten Hallein
The Salzwelten in Dürnberg near Hallein are reminiscent of the salt mining which took place around 2,500 years ago in the time of the Celts. When you visit this destination you will learn all there is to know about the so-called "white gold", as well as the history and importance of salt mining for the region. Enter the impressive tunnels and learn more about this vital mineral. In Keltendorf "Salina" you can experience first-hand how the people of Dürnberg lived and worked.

Family hiking experiences

The family mountains Wagraini's Grafenberg, Geisterberg Alpendorf and Floris Erlebnispfad Flachau are especially easy to reach from our family resort.

A tip from

Daniel Warter

Daniel Warter
The most beautiful excursion destinations are only a stone's throw from the family resort. If you plan to go out in the morning, you can then relax in the wellness area or at the hotel pool in the afternoon.
The excursion planner will give you a quick overview of all the excursion destinations in our region.
Castle Hohenwerfen
Großglockner mountain road
Stausee Kaprun

Other sightseeing destinations

  • Krimml Waterfalls
    The highest waterfalls in Europe 
    Opening times: May - October
  • Kraftwerksgruppe Staudamm Kaprun
    Opening times: May - October
  • The Kitzsteinhorn
    The first glacial ski area in Austria, an attractive sports and leisure region with year-round snow guaranteed!
  • Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
    One of the most popular excursion destinations in Austria.
    Opening times May - October
  • Wildpark Ferleiten
    Fusch next to the Großglocknerstraße
    Opening times: May - October

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