Excursion destinations in Zell am See
Your holiday in Zell am See is sure to be anything but boring!
Grossglockner high alpine road
Under no circumstances should you miss a trip along the wonderful, panoramic Großglockner high alpine road to the fascinating mountain and glacier world of the Großglockner - Austria’s highest mountain(3.798m) - and on up to Franz Josef’s Heights. Unimaginable natural beauty greets you on the unique panoramic trip through the high mountains on what is the most famous road across the Alps. Right beside the toll station providing access to the Großglockner high alpine road you will find Ferleiten Nature Park. On easy-to-negotiate trails you can wander through the nature park with its very interesting native wildlife.
Krimml Waterfalls & Water Wonderland
The Krimml Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Europe and Austria’s only natural monument. The lowest waterfall with the most powerful water drop can be reached from the car parks on foot in about 15 minutes. The water wonderland is a fascinating attraction for both young and old. Experience everything our water is capable of. Informative, interesting and entertaining. You’ll be amazed!
High alpine reservoirs in Kaprun
Here you will learn how water is made into clean, eternally renewable energy. On no account should you miss a guided tour of the dam walls. During the one-hour guided tour, experience the technology used in the Mooser and Drossen dam walls.
Salzburg - The Mozart and Festival City
In his time Alexander von Humbold ranked Salzburg among the three most beautiful cities in the world. With numerous churches, offical residences, fountains and car parks, and harmoniously nestled between Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg mountains, the Mozart City certainly lives up to its reputation. The summer festivals, a meeting place of the world’s best artists from the spheres of music and theatre, make Salzburg a focal point for music and culture.
Mittersill National Park Centre
Transforming the landscape - Water, cliffs and glaciers The podium zone in the visitor centre (at the entrance area in the gorge) is becoming an adventure area without wanting to imitate nature. The “stilts” form areas (“voids” or chimneys, some of them small), which pierce right into the visitor centre and are used as lights shafts. They make the high water zone on which the subsoil is built a topic of discussion. Sculpturing - The corporeal capacity of the visitor centre is reinforced by the special perspective and the spiral-shaped routing.
Natural forces in Saalach Valley
At the foot of both the Loefer and Leogang mountain ranges and at the foothills of the Steinernes Meer (“Rocky Sea”) plateau, nature has created bizarrely-shaped rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and one of the largest systems of caves in Europe in the immediate vicinity. These include the Vorderkaser Gorge, the Seisenberg Gorge and Lamprecht’s Cave, which are also an unforgettable experience in bad weather.
High above Salzach Valley, between the Tennen and Hagen mountain ranges, Hohenwerfen Fortress, formerly a fortification, sits enthroned. The construction of these fortress buildings began in the eleventh century. Hohenwerfen’s archiepiscopal owners regarded it not only as a military fortification, but also occasionally as a residence and hunting fortress. There are daily guided tours of Hohenwerfen Fortress, including exhibitions of weapons. During flight demonstrations, the professional falconers show excerpts from classic falconry and different European birds of prey in species-appropriate attitudes and in free flight.
Eisriesenwelt cave in Werfen
The largest ice cave in the world and a wonder of nature. In the huge halls in the Eisriesenwelt you will discover the most potent ice figures on Earth.
Old-Timer Museum, Kaprun
This was the era in which workers could afford a mobile undercarriage with wheels for the first time. Driving a car was still a man’s thing and, at this time, a vehicle already symbolised a certain degree of prosperity and a high social status. At that time the costs of buying a car were very high in proportion to people’s incomes. Everything began 25 years ago with the BMW “Isetta”. It developed into a passion and this meant that more and more vehicles, naturally in a poor condition (for financial reasons), were being restored.
Hallein Salt Mine
Salt used to be called “white gold”. And the deposits in Dürrnberg bei Hallein, which were created millions of years ago, are literally the region’s treasure chamber. Around 2,500 years ago the Celts were already exploiting this precious gift, as is proved by the traces they left behind. In the oldest adventure mine in the world, big and small visitors from the age of four set off on a treasure hunt, and follow the miners’ secretive, ancient tunnels kilometre-deep into the mountain...