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Salzburg

The Austrian province of Salzburg not only permits great skiing holidays, but also during the summer months visitors have plenty to do and to see. The beautiful lakes, the various hiking paths, the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg city and many other attractions make SalzburgerLand a great place to spend your holidays.

Salzburg City

Lackenalm © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller Lackenalm © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Salzburg

The Austrian province of Salzburg not only permits great skiing holidays, but also during the summer months visitors have plenty to do and to see. The beautiful lakes, the various hiking paths, the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg city and many other attractions make SalzburgerLand a great place to spend your holidays.
Discover Salzburg
Stadt Salzburg Nachtaufnahme © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Popp Hackner Stadt Salzburg Nachtaufnahme © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Popp Hackner

Architectural Highlights Salzburg

If cities had a taste, Salzburg would certainly be sweet. This is not only because Salzburg’s most famous delicacy, the Mozartkugel, is made of the finest nougat and marzipan. It is above all because of the fairytale charm of the Baroque city and its modern architectural counterpoints.
An architectural round trip of Salzburg
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber

Castles and Palaces

Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
A grand choice
Awilda by Jaume Plensa, Salzburg Foundation © Salzburg Foundation / Wolfgang Lienbacher / Portrait Plensa: Manfred Siebinger Awilda by Jaume Plensa, Salzburg Foundation © Salzburg Foundation / Wolfgang Lienbacher / Portrait Plensa: Manfred Siebinger

Art in Salzburg

Salzburg is not only devoted to the traditional. A lively art and culture scene with a plethora of galleries and event venues embraces the avant-garde, the unconventional and the future-oriented.
Top Salzburg Venues
Museum of Modern Art in Austria © MdM, Foto: Werner Reichel Museum of Modern Art in Austria © MdM, Foto: Werner Reichel

Museum of Modern Art - Salzburg

Salzburg's dramatic museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museum der Moderne, sits atop the sheer cliff face of the Mönchsberg, 60 meters above Salzburg’s historic old town.
High on Art
Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Austria's Longest Shopping Streets

It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Shopaholic's Galore
The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Popular Markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austrian Market Culture

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Cultural Highlights

Salzburger Festspiele: Jedermann am Domplatz © Salzburg Tourismus Salzburger Festspiele: Jedermann am Domplatz © Salzburg Tourismus

Salzburger Festspiele

First held in 1920, the Salzburg Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest calibre fill the alpine city with music and drama.
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Großglockner Hochalpenstraße Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

Alpine Traditions

Anyone who thinks that Austria’s mountains are a closed-off, secluded world is mistaken. Their inhabitants have always cultivated contact and exchange with other regions and cultures.
Historic trails across the Alps
Christmas Market Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Christmas Market Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart

Christmas markets in Salzburg

The pealing of countless church bells reminds us that Christmas is near, and the Salzburg Christmas markets will fill you with warmth as you look out to the city's snow-covered roofs, domes and towers.
Visit Christmas markets in Salzburg
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Easter Markets in Salzburg

Decorate eggs at the traditional Easter Market and join an international audience at the Salzburg Easter Festival.
Visit Salzburg at Easter
Bergkern Salt © Salzkontor Bergkern Salt © Salzkontor

Following the Salt Trail

So-called “white gold” made the Salzkammergut district rich. Visitors travelling on the old salt route through this exciting region follow in the footsteps of historic figures: miners from the grim and distant past, an old emperor in his villa, and courageous mountain-dwellers who foiled the Nazis. But what does George Clooney have to do with all this?
Salt mining in Austria
Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

Kaffeehaus coffee culture

Every Austrian Kaffeehaus is different, but certain rules and regulations are honoured everywhere. Especially Vienna is known for its coffee culture and traditions.
A lot goes into a cup
Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg

Weddings in SalzburgerLand

The region of SalzburgerLand is dominated by churches, castles and palaces, as is the city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. No doubt that magnificent castle celebrations and festive arrivals are on the agenda for any wedding here.
SalzburgerLand wedding ideas

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Lakes and Nature

Fuschlsee, Salzburg province © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver Fuschlsee, Salzburg province © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver

Salzburg

185 lakes adorn the landscape across the Salzkammergut region, through mountain valleys and on distant peaks. SalzburgerLand's lakes all have one thing in common: the extraordinary quality of their water.
Bathing Lakes in Salzburg
Golfen in Österreich © Zell am See-Kaprun / Albin Niederstrasser Golfen in Österreich © Zell am See-Kaprun / Albin Niederstrasser

Golf in SalzburgerLand

Why decide upon just one thing, when you can have it all? SalzburgerLand offers wonderful golf courses alongside famous sights and imposing landscapes.
Beautiful, naturally
Fishing on Lake Mondsee © Österreich Werbung/ Weinhäupl Fishing on Lake Mondsee © Österreich Werbung/ Weinhäupl

Fishing in Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Thunderous mountain streams, crystal clear lakes with record pike, and shady pools where trout, char and greyling are at home. Fishing in Austria is cherished as an insider tip by anglers all over the world.
Make a catch
kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister

Cycling along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Hiking along Rivers & Lakes

Austria's hiking trails provide many opportunities to enjoy natural waters along the way, from rivers and lakes to gorges and waterfalls.  
Waterside walks
Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun

National Parks in Austria

Austria is home to six unique national parks, offering a stunning variety of animals, plants and landscapes. When visiting Austria take the opportunity to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty and make sure you spend some time exploring one of these natural havens.  
As nature intended
Hütte auf der Saukaralm bei Grossarl, SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer Hütte auf der Saukaralm bei Grossarl, SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer

High on the Alpine Pasture

For a short while in summer, the Alpine pastures transport animals and people alike into an intoxicating mood.
Almsommer in SalzburgerLand
Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Popp Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Popp

Spectacular Summit Platforms

It's worth making that trip up the mountain. In the Austrian Alps you are rewarded with views you could only dream of.
Taking it to another level

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Skiing and Winter

Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Where to ski in December

If you can't wait for the New Year to hit the slopes, there are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow in December.
Snow guaranteed
Paragliding in den Bergen © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser Paragliding in den Bergen © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser

Winter Paragliding

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the snow-capped peaks through the eyes of a bird, without motor, without noise? Winter paragliding can offer you just that.
Schladming-Dachstein Highs
Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Here is a selection of classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters full of twists and turns.
Search Tracks
Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun

Skiing in Austria by car

Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro and save money by driving to the Austrian slopes.
Rob's guide
Snowboarding in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Foto: Wolfgang Zajc Snowboarding in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Foto: Wolfgang Zajc

Snowboarding in Austria

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow - experience the Austrian mountains off the beaten track with a guided snowboard tour, or take to one of the many funparks.
On Tour with Your Board
snowbike kleinwalsertal © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus snowbike kleinwalsertal © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus

Easy as Riding a Bike

Handlebar and saddle remain, but the wheels are replaced by skis on the snowbike, and the pedals are simply not needed for your swift ride down the mountain.
Snowbiking in Achensee
Skifahren lernen © nassfeld.at Skifahren lernen © nassfeld.at

Freshers Ski Regions Austria

Snow-covered mountains, blue sky, perfect slopes just waiting for the first track. Austria is the ideal place to make your skiing dream come true.
First Time Skiers

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Accommodations

Sacher Salzburg by Night © Hotel Sacher Salzburg Sacher Salzburg by Night © Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Opened in 1866, the Sacher Salzburg is a grand, historic hotel situated on the banks of the Salzach river in the city centre, with magnificent views of Salzburg’s old quarter.
A crown jewel on the river Salzach
Salzburgerhof Outdoor Massage © Hotel Salzburgerhof Salzburgerhof Outdoor Massage © Hotel Salzburgerhof

Hotel Salzburgerhof

Splendidly located amidst the alpine landscape reflected in the waters of Lake Zell, the 5*S family-run Salzburgerhof has not only been impressing with its surroundings.
Family-run luxury
Theresia in Summer © Gartenhotel Theresia Theresia in Summer © Gartenhotel Theresia

Gartenhotel Theresia

This Sound of Music country retreat is loved by couples, families, singles, organic foodies, vegetarians, skiers, hikers, bikers, golfers and allergy sufferers.
An eco-friendly, family-run art hotel
Rössl Lake Pool © Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl Rössl Lake Pool © Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl

Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl

Straight from the set of "The Sound of Music", couples, walkers and families will love the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on the banks of Lake Wolfgang.
Picture-book elegance, tradition and modern design
St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets

Chalets & Holiday Homes in Austria

Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
Plan your alpine break
Designhotel Mama Thresl © eye5, Christoph Schöch Designhotel Mama Thresl © eye5, Christoph Schöch

Design Hotels in Salzburg

Let yourself be spoilt for choice on modern day accommodation when visiting SalzburgerLand. Enjoy Austrian hospitality within the most happening resorts.
Visit Salzburg
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

Castle Hotels & Mansions

Castle Hotels & Mansions is a select group of romantic castle hotels, historic country homes, manor houses, estates, restaurants and inns across Austria.
Incomparably unique
Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt

Wanderhotels - Best Alpine

Located in beautiful Alpine landscapes, Wanderhotels know all about hiking with free guided tours, equipment and hiking taxis, plus spas and fabulous cuisine.
The best hiking hotels in the Alps
Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels

Kinderhotels Family Holidays

Tired of theme parks and caravan sites? Looking to avoid the cost of a far off resort? Want to treat your family to a holiday that combines child-friendly fun with superior amenities and comfortable accommodation, and gives you the feeling that you’ve "gone somewhere" at fantastic value for money? Kinderhotels is the irresistible choice.
Having an amazing time
Villa Trapp in Salzburg © Villa Trapp Villa Trapp in Salzburg © Villa Trapp

Stay Overnight at the von Trapps

The von Trapp family's former Salzburg home is now a hotel with its ground floor dedicated to their life story. A 45-min tour of the house, including the rooms where the family lived, can be booked through the hotel and takes place daily at noon. Don't miss the 2015 special exhibition.
Book your room or a tour

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