Tauern bike trail
Photo: Markus Greber, SalzburgerLand Tourismus
Großglockner High Alpine Road
Photo: Michael Königshofer, Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG
Summer in Austria: SalzburgerLand
Find peace at your own pace in SalzburgerLand: Whether you’re looking to spend a relaxing day lakeside, stroll through the cobble-stoned alleys Mozart once walked, or tear down a steep slope on a mountain bike, this is a place filled to the brim with variety. With mountain peaks stretching above 3,000 metres and more than 180 lakes on offer, you’ll be able to get away from the hustle and bustle and discover the adventurer in you. Open your heart to the warm Austrian hospitality, experience lived traditions, and see real Alpine life up close.
The Region’s Capital – City of Salzburg
Explore Salzburg’s historic centre and stroll through lovely alleyways to squares flanked by unusual little shops (how about a tiny shop offering a choice of 3,000 kinds of buttons, for instance?). Afterwards, try a delicious coffee and cake in one of the many beautiful cafés.
World-famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, and his legacy is still very much present today. There is much to learn at his centrally located birth-house, now a museum dedicated to his life.
Take your time exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site and let all the stress of everyday life disappear in the blink of an eye. Salzburg is also the perfect hub for making day trips into the mountains and towns of SalzburgerLand.
Photo: Homberger, Österreich Werbung
Of Lakes and Glaciers: Zell am See-Kaprun
The deep blue Lake Zell combined with the majestic, glaciated peaks that serve as its backdrop is simply breath-taking: A region just waiting to become your playground. Whether it is hiking, trail running, yoga, climbing, golfing, or stand-up paddling, there are limitless activities in Zell am See-Kaprun.
It is also just the right place to check off one specific item from your bucket list: summiting a 3,000-metre mountain. Once a week in summer, a professional guide helps first-timers do just that on the Kitzsteinhorn. If that is not challenging enough, there is always the IRONMAN 70.3 that demands everything from you. Get energised by all the fantastic outdoor events in Zell am See-Kaprun!
On the 48km longGroßglockner High Alpine Road,adventures are waiting behind every turn. And there are 36 of them! Along the road, you can find amazing views as well as perfect starting points for hikes around and across the Großglockner – Austria’s highest mountain at 3,798 m.
One of the High Alpine Road’s highlights is the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, an outlook at a height of 2,571 metres. You won’t just be able to marvel at some of the most impressive landscapes Austria has to offer, but also spot some local wildlife: See the adorable Alpine marmots or admire the majestic ibex in its natural habitat.
Photo: Michael Königshofer, Großglockner Hochalpenstraße AG
Two Hearts one Soul – Saalfelden Leogang
Photo: Moritz Ablinger, WOM-Medien
Saalfelden Leogangis a region full of contrasts – rugged limestone and smooth grass, rural and urban, tradition and innovation. You can choose between beautiful nature and stunning landscapes or fascinating and exciting cultural activities.
To get a little support on your hiking adventure, grab one of the handcrafted wooden sticks from a station at the beginning of your tour – a useful companion on the steep paths through the mountains. At the end, just leave your hiking stick at the “sharing station” nearby, so that others can also enjoy the benefit of it.
Once a year, the international jazz scene meets up in Saalfelden for a big show-down. Against the backdrop of a breath-taking mountainscape, musicians from all over the world showcase their extraordinary talents.
Ready to check out the best routes in Saalfelden-Leogang? Find some of them here.
Photo: Altenmarkt Zauchensee Tourismus
The Twin-Region Altenmarkt Zauchensee
In the “twin summer paradise”, you have twice as many opportunities to create wonderful memories. The gentle and family-friendly town of Altenmarkt boasts wide-open valleys and deeply rooted traditions, whilst the world cup resort of Zauchensee adds a hint of luxury comfort to its untouched surroundings with its impressive mountain backdrop.
Numerous interesting events and activities allow you to fully experience the region: Enjoy a holistic natural experience by joining a herbal walk or explore the amazing Alpine scenery on horseback. Or just sit back and relax for a while at the Therme Amadé spa with its 11 pools and 5 saunas.
The central location of St. Johann in Salzburgmakes it the perfect holiday hub within Austria’s SalzburgerLand province. Then again, you might not want to leave: After all, you’ll spend your days strolling through the chocolate-box town centre, hiking up the rugged summits, or wandering through one of the longest and deepest gorges in the Alps – the Liechtenstein Gorge.
And for the little ones, there is the Ghost Mountain amusement park, which guarantees a joyful adventure for the entire family. St. Johann is especially child-friendly and invites its smallest guests to JoKiWo Kids’ Week in mid-July to explore all the exciting adventures waiting for them - a great time full of activities, special offers and many highlights for the whole family.
On the ÖBB Railjet, it takes less than 2.5 hours to get from Vienna to Salzburg. Get on the train in the morning, spend an awesome day in the City of Mozart, and continue your journey through the region of SalzburgerLand.
The ÖBB combination ticket includes a roundtrip (economy) from Vienna to Salzburg and a 24-hour ticket for public transport at your destination, plus free admission to museums and attractions. All of this is available for €113 per adult.