Sightseeing in and around Salzburgerland
Haus Schneeberg is situated in the centre of Salzburgerland and there are lots of attractions to visit in the area. Below are a few of our favourites, but there are many more. You can get Salzburgerland card – a 6 day pass that gives you free entry into 190 tourist attractions in the region. Click here to see more information and prices.
Why not spend a day in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. The baroque city of Salzburg enchants visitors with its romantic lanes, a historical district declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, and a wealth of art and cultural attractions.
From around the 26th November until Christmas, get into the Christmas spirit and visit the Christkindl market in the centre.
Only 45 mins drive from Haus Schneeberg
The truly unique village with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millenium before Christ: during this period – the iron age – the civilization flourished. Visit the salt mine, tour the lake, wander around the village and more!
The Eisriesenwelt is a cave labyrinth with a total length of more than 40 kilometers, and is the largest ice cave in the world. It was created over a very long time period and not discovered until 1879.
Open May – November, and the total visit takes around 3 hours, only 20 mins drive from Haus Schneeberg
Hohenwerfen castle, Werfen
Hilltop medieval castle dating back over 900 years with a history museum and falconry center.
Reached by funicular, or by a short walk up the hill, and has guided tours, and don’t miss the falconry shows!
Only 20 mins from Haus Schneeberg
There are salt mines in Hallein, and Hallstadt you can visit.
Hallein is the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, everyone from the age of four up can take part in a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient miners’ tunnels for many kilometres into the mystical mountain.
Grossglockner Alpine Road
The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier.
You will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres!
A full day out, especially if you visit the zoo at the entrance!
There are a number of beautiful gorges in the area. Liechtensteinklamm gorge near St Johann is about 4km long and is particularly narrow with walls up to 300m high. You can walk along the man made walkway to the top of the gorge to the waterfall at the end. It is only 20 mins drive from Haus Schneeberg
Lammerklamm gorge is also worth a visit, about 30 minutes drive from the house
With their impressive waterfall drop of 380 m the Krimml Waterfalls are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world.
A hiking trail makes it possible to get very close to this breathtaking nature spectacle, affording sensational views. Approx 2 hours drive from Haus Schneeberg
Königsee – Berchtesgaden
Take a boat trip on the beautiful Königsee lake in Berchtesgaden, and take in the stunning scenery, hear the bugel echo around the mountains, and walk to the waterfall and alm at the end of the valley.
Stop at the Eagle’s Nest on the way back to see where Hitler spent his time. Just over an hour from Haus Schneeberg
Kaprun Alpine Reservoirs
Kaprun lakes almost seem like fjjords. especially when the snow starts to melt in spring. Visitors see at close range how much technology, know-how and engineering skills are required for generating energy these days. But this does not only apply to today – the history of the alpine reservoirs is long and a journey into the past with all its strong and weak points will surely fascinate you – approx. 1 hours drive from Haus Schneeberg
There are many other lakes in the area that are worth a visit, either to take in the beautiful surroundings, wander around the lake town and villages, relax in a lakeside restaurant, cycle around the lake, or take a dip or a sail in the lake!
We recommend visiting Zell am See, St Wolfgang and Mondsee, amongst others!