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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.

Our Favourite Skiing Spots in SalzburgerLand 2018/19

Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol

Austrian Winter Tales

Find Your Favourite Skiing Destination 2018/19

Wondering where to go skiing this winter? We have some ideas – and so do the locals. We’d like to show you around a range of skiing spots you will love, plus introduce you to someone who knows the area inside and out. Because who better to talk to for real insiders’ tips?

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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" © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburger Festspiele are one of Austrias most renowned festivals with the Highlight Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann" © TSG 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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Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver

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
Salzburg Christmas Market © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg Christmas Market © 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
Bergkern Salt © Salzkontor.at / Peter Burgstaller Bergkern Salt © Salzkontor.at / Peter Burgstaller

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
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 © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © TSG 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-Biking Schlögener Schlinge © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller E-Biking Schlögener Schlinge © 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
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
Alpine hut in the Hohe Tauern National Park © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Alpine hut in the Hohe Tauern National Park © 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
Grossarl Saukaralm © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Grossarl Saukaralm © 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 / G. Popp Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / G. 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 Austria 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 am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Christoph Lingg Paragliding am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / 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 in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks in Austria? Here are some classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters.
Search tracks
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
Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef 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
Flyvende snowboarder i Snowpark i Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Flyvende snowboarder i Snowpark i Tirol © 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
Snowbiking v Kleinwalsertalu © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen Snowbiking v Kleinwalsertalu © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

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 © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor Skifahren lernen © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor

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
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
Theresia in Summer © Gartenhotel Theresia Theresia in Summer © Gartenhotel Theresia
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 Weisses Rössl Rössl Lake Pool © Romantik Hotel Weisses 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 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 / 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.
 
Book your room or a tour

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