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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.

Skiing and Winter

Snowboarding - Stubai/Tyrol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Snowboarding - Stubai/Tyrol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Snowboarding

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
Skiing © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Skiing © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Resorts with Extra-Long Skiing Seasons

There are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow from December to April.
Snow guaranteed
Paragleiten am Diedamskopf im Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg Paragleiten am Diedamskopf im Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Christoph Lingg

Winter Paragliding

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the snow-capped peaks through the eyes of a bird? Winter paragliding can offer you just that.
Schladming-Dachstein highs
cross-country skiing © sportalpen.com cross-country skiing © sportalpen.com

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks in Austria? Here are some classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters.
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Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Snowshoe Hiking

Snowshoe hiking is a special way of experiencing nature, far from the modern world. Here are the best places to try it in Austria.

Snowshoe Hiking in Austria
Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Winter Hiking in Austria

Winter hiking in Austria is a great way to enjoy beautiful winter landscapes. Here are some of our favourite places for a winter hike.
Austria's Best Winter Hiking
Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach

Horse-Drawn Sleighs and Dogsledding

A horse-drawn sleigh ride or a dogsledding adventure – in Austria, you can experience winter in tandem with animals.

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Winterlandschaft © Österreich Werbung /  Herzberger Winterlandschaft © Österreich Werbung / Herzberger

How to Get to the Slopes by Car

Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro and save money by driving to the Austrian slopes.
Rob's guide
Snowbike © Ulrich Grill Snowbike © Ulrich Grill

Snowbiking

Handlebar and saddle, but skis instead of wheels - that's the snowbike, providing for a swift ride down the mountain.
Snowbiking in Achensee
Skifahren lernen © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor Skifahren lernen © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor

Freshers Ski Regions Austria

Snow-covered mountains, blue sky, perfect slopes waiting for the first track. Austria is the ideal place to make your skiing dream come true.
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Our Top Summer Spots in Salzburg

Summer in St.Johann © josalzburg.com / Mirja Geh Summer in St.Johann © josalzburg.com / Mirja Geh

St. Johann in Salzburg

A playground for families, surrounded by stunning Alpine landscapes

Visit the world’s largest ice cave
Glacier Road at Großglockner Mountain © Großglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG / Andreas Kolarik Glacier Road at Großglockner Mountain © Großglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG / Andreas Kolarik

Großglockner High Alpine Road

Family hiking, visiting a glacier and breath-taking Alpine landscapes

Feed an Alpine marmot
Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburg

A city of music and culture, but also of quiet moments in nature

See the Rome of the North
Schwarzleo Trail Saalfelden Leogang © WOM Medien / Moritz Ablinger Schwarzleo Trail Saalfelden Leogang © WOM Medien / Moritz Ablinger

Saalfelden Leogang

Mountain biking meets jazz festival

Tear down the trails
Boat trip on Lake Zell, Schmittenhoehebahn © Schmittenhöhebahn Boat trip on Lake Zell, Schmittenhoehebahn © Schmittenhöhebahn

Zell am See-Kaprun

From lake to glacier, from yoga to yodelling - let yourself be surprised

Learn how to yodel
Zomer in Hochkönig © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH Zomer in Hochkönig © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH

Hochkönig

Be active together, let loose together – and indulge together

Eat Europe's best Kaiserschmarrn
Saalbach Summer © TVB Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Daniel Roos Saalbach Summer © TVB Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Daniel Roos

Saalbach Hinterglemm

Be who you want to be: a summiteer, a mountain biker, a family adventurer

See the Alps' Golden Gate Bridge

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
Salzburgo © Österreich Werbung /  Popp-Hackner Salzburgo © Österreich Werbung / Popp-Hackner

Salzburg Architectural Highlights

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 / Lois Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois 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 Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Museum of modern Art in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne

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
The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © Österreich Werbung /  Diejun The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © 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
At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia

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 are one of Austrias most renowned festivals with the Highlight Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann" © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburger Festspiele are one of Austrias most renowned festivals with the Highlight Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann" © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

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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Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart

Christmas Markets in Salzburg & SalzburgerLand

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
The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter  Rigaud The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

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 gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger

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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Hiking and Biking

Hiking in the picturesque SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung / Franz Bischof Hiking in the picturesque SalzburgerLand © Österreich Werbung / Franz Bischof

Zell Am See-Kaprun

Explore Zell am See-Kaprun's majestic peaks - the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn and the 2000m Schmittenhöhe.
Two Alpine giants
Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

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
Mountain biking in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Ronny Kiaulehn Mountain biking in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Ronny Kiaulehn

Cycling & Mountain Bike Regions

Austria offers an almost unlimited choice of cycle and mountain bike paths for all ages and interests. We've selected the top regions in Austria's nine provinces for you to discover on two wheels.

Cycling and biking in Austria's provinces
E-Bike am Donauradweg © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller E-Bike am Donauradweg © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

E-Biking in Austria

E-Bikes make light work of those uphill tracks. Our selection of E-Bike regions are sure to give your cycling holiday a boost.
Top E-Bike regions in Austria
Mountain Biking in Austria © Mountain Bike Holidays Mountain Biking in Austria © Mountain Bike Holidays

Mountain Bike Holidays

Whether you want to test the bike park, improve your skills, explore the trails with a guide or head out on your own, "Mountain Bike Holidays" is best for bike breaks in the Alps.
Mountain bike hotels and tours

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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 Tourismus GmbH / Albin Niederstrasser Golfen in Österreich © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / 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
Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang 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
Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

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
A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz

Lake and River Hiking

Austria's legendary hiking trails provide plenty of opportunity to encounter natural waters along the way, from tranquil rivers and lakes to captivating gorges, canyons and waterfalls.
The best lakeside hiking trails
Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt II © Salzburg AG Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt II © Salzburg AG

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
Impressive mountain scenery in National park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Impressive mountain scenery in National park Hohe Tauern © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

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
Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Georg Popp Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Georg 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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Accommodations

Sacher Salzburg by Night © Hotel Sacher Salzburg Sacher Salzburg by Night © Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Salzburg
City Centre

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
Salzburg
Zell am See

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
Green Pool im Gartenhotel Crystal © Gartenhotel Crystal / Wolfgang Himsl Green Pool im Gartenhotel Crystal © Gartenhotel Crystal / Wolfgang Himsl
Salzburg
Saalbach-Hinterglemm

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
Salzburg
St. Wolfgang

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 Chalet / no  name St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalet / no name

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 SalzburgerLand

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 / Herbert Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels / Herbert 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 Europa Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Europa

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.
 
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