Excursion destinations in Salzburg Land
Sights, natural spectacles and culture bliss – discover Salzburg and Salzburg Land's most beautiful offers during a summer holiday in Flachau. Find your excursion destination as well as special trips for families.
The Palace Hotel Lacknerhof is located in the heart of Salzburg Land, in Flachau. Various excursion destinations can be reached by car in no time. Get information on the SalzburgerLand Card, your ticket to more than 190 attractions.
Another tip by us: keep one day free for a day trip to Salzburg city. Here's a small overview over the most popular excursion offers during your summer holiday:
Excursion destinations for sunny weather
Großglockner High Alpine Road
One of the most beautiful high alpine roads awaits you at the foot of Austria's highest mountain. By bike or by car – the winding ride through different vegetation areas up to the mountain top is an extraordinary experience. 50 million visitors have already enjoyed this outstanding tour.
Kaprun reservoir power plant
Explore hydro power in Kaprun. Take a trip through the enchanting mountain landscapes and marvel at the high alpine reservoir. Dam wall tours and the electricity and ice adventure world await you during your visit at the Kaprun reservoir power plant.
Impressive and unforgettable – that's Liechtensteinklamm. This ravine is one of the Alps' most beautiful, longest and deepest gorge. On secured wooden bridges you will cross this natural rock spectacle; we recommend wearing sturdy shoes.
A trip to Salzburg city
World Cultural Heritage city, festival city, city of Mozart's birth, baroque gem – the names for Salzburg are as varied as its sights and adventures. Great museums, cultural offers and leisure activities enhance your day trip to the city of Mozart.
- Stiegl brewery
At Europe's biggest brewery adventure world you will learn everything you've always wanted to know about beer – and even a bit more …
- Salzburg Residence
Former residence of Salzburg's archbishops; 15 magnificent halls testify to former fame and fortune.
- Hallein salt mine
A 40km long system of caves stretches through the rugged chalk massif of the Tennen Mountains and offers a unique natural phenomenon.
- House of Nature
In more than 80 show rooms visitors can enjoy exhibitions on various aspects of inhabited and uninhabited natural environment. Visit the aquarium with more than forty show tanks. The museum is world-famous for its many dioramas. After a general renovation the museum reopened on 27th June 2009 with a new Science Centre, which can be found in the place of the former Carolino Augusteum.
- Hellbrunn Castle
Helbrunn mansion de plaisance with its water games used to be the residence of archbishop Markus Sittikus. It was built for his pleasure. The fresh spring water has a calming effect on the mind and invigorates all senses: spa in late Renaissance.
- Hellbrunn Zoo
The unique zoo area on Hellbrunn Mountain is home to around 800 wild animals in Salzburg Zoo. Local and exotic species – from Alpine ibex to zebra mongoose – can be seen on the 14 hectare zoo area.
Family excursion destinations
Close to the World of Ice Giants you will find Hohenwerfen castle on an impressive hill. Take your children and dive into the medieval world. A falcon flying show can be visited as well as the falconry museum, knights' tournaments, knights' meals, the armoury and the dungeon – a must for sightseeing fans in Salzburg Land.
Salzburg Land's most famous show mine is located in Hallein. This excursion takes you to the former underground workplace. Wooden slides and ferries make for diverse and informative adventures for adults and children alike.
Adventure mountains in Flachau
- Grafenberg-Wagrein adventure mountain
A natural and adventure area at 1,700m
- Geisterberg St. Johann adventure mountain
Dive into the four “spooky adventure worlds” with Gspensti & Spuki
Wildlife and animal parks
- Untertauern wildlife park
Wildlife park with local animals like red deer, fallow deer, pygmy goats, beavers, fish, rabbits etc. as well as exotic animals like lamas and mouflon.
- Ferleiten zoo
This wildlife park is located directly at the Großglockner High Alpine Road and accommodates more than 200 Alpine animals. A walk through the park takes about one hour and all paths are suitable for prams.