All-year excursion destinations in the county of Salzburg

Excursion destinations for project weeks and families

In Salzburgerland, right in the middle of Austria, you can find numerous well worth seeing excursion destinations which are open in summer and winter.

The excursion destinations listed below can easily be reached from your accommodation, the Youth Hotel Weitenmoos in St. Johann im Pongau.





Worth seeing excursion destinations in Salzburgerland

Hohensalzburg fortress

Fortress Hohensalzburg
Distance: 60 km
Open: all-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
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The Hohensalzburg fortress is the biggest, fully intact castle of central Europe. It is the city's landmark and situated high above the towers of Salzburg it can be seen from far.

The medieval "Fürstenzimmer" and the castle-museum are especially worth seeing. Audioguide - Tour in nine languages. You can get to the fortress via fortress-train or walking on an easy footparth.


Museum "Haus der Natur" in Salzburg

Science Center Haus der Natur in Salzburg
Distance: 60 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:


The "Haus der Natur" with its 35 exhibitions and the new science center shows the interplay of natural processes in a comprehensible and fascinating manner. Tours for school groups on registration!

There are many different topics to choose from, that can usefully add to or deepen the curriculum.


Zoo Hellbrunn in Salzburg

Zoo Salzburg
Distance: 60 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The Hellbrunn zoo is a home to 140 animal species. You can marvel at native and exotic animal species like rhinos, monkeys, cats of prey, bears and zebras.

The zoo is open until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in summer. A visit to the zoo by night is a very special experience for school and youth groups as well as families.

 

Red Bull Arena in Salzburg - Stadium - tour

Red Bull Arena in Salzburg
Distance: 60 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The 1,5 h tour offers a backstage glance of the Red Bull Arena for football enthusiasts.

Not only a short film about the construction of the stadium but also the player's tunnel, the dressing rooms, the press conference room and naturally the VIP hospitality area will be shown to the interested football fan. All that, including background and inside knowledge!

 

Salt mine Hallein

Salt mine Hallein
Distance: 50 km
open: ganzjährig geöffnet
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 4 h
SalzburgerLand Card:
(reduced admission) 

You will get into the inside of the mountain with the so called "Grubenhunt" where the adventurous expedition around the salt mine commences.

A float will help you across a salt lake and via the Bergmanns-slide you will reach the exhibitions. A visit to the Keltendorf offers a retrospective view of the time of the first settlers of the Dürrnberg. An ideal all-weather programme. 

 

National Park center Upper Tauern

World of glaciers in the National park centre
Distance: 50 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:


At the National Park center in Mittersill 8 interactive stations (for example eagle-flight panorama, 3D cinema, avalanche and waterfall cupula) help you to get to know and understand the diversity of the biggest reserve of the Alps.

 

Ski jump Bischofshofen

Ski jump Bischofshofen
Distance: 15 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 2 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

Every year the final ski jumping of the international Four-Hills-Tournament with up to 25000 spectators takes place on the Paul-Ausserleitner jump.

The tour will take you up to the ski jump judges' tower, the jump's front end and the start tower. There you will gain an insaight into the sport of ski jumping!

 

Obersalzberg Berchtesgaden

Salt mine in Berchtesgaden
Distance: 60 km
Open: ganzjährig Führungen
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 4 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The area around the Obersalzberg, where also Hitler's summer residence was situated, developed into a centre of power in the National Socialist German Reich due to the construction of the small Reich Chancellery in 1937.

The Obersalzberg documentary offers the visitor an analytic insight into the NS-history and deals with topics of the NS-time: Fuehrer-myths and Fuehrer-cult, racist policies, persecution of the Jews, genocide, 2nd world war and the bunker installation that can be visited.

Recommendable exhibition for school groups to add to or deepen the curriculum. 

 

Farm visit

Farm visit
Distance: 5 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 3 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

When visiting a farm you can gain an insight into the life with animals on a farm.

TThere is a diversified programme depending on the season for school and youth groups. For example making herb salt, baking bread, process wool, making hey-figures, dyeing easter eggs with herbs and flowers and many more.




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Thermal baths & pools in Salzburgerland

Waterworld Wagrain

Wasserwelt Wagrain
Distance: 14 km
Open Summer:
Open Winter:

09. May - 30. Sep.
01. Dec. - 07. Apr.

Duration incl. transfer: appr. 3 - 4 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

 


Wasserwelt Wagrain in winter On a water-area of 1000 m² the all-weather adventure pool in Wagrain offers numerous attractions indoor and outdoor: different slides, flow passage, play stream, kiddy pool with slide and many more. 
You can use the sauna against additional charge.

 

Alpine thermal bath in Bad Hofgastein

Alpine spa Bad Hofgastein
Distance: 30 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 4 - 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

Not only slides, a multimedia cupula experience, oasis of peace and wellness, a beautiful lawn and a playground for kids but also a different saunas and steam baths for relaxing await you.

 

Aqua Salza Golling 

Aqua Salza Golling
Distance: 32 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 4 - 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The Aqua Salza in Golling is in Golling just outside Salzburg. The pool facility offers a multi-pool with 25 m lanes, a massage-pool with bubble grotto, a whirlpool, a waterfall and a swimming channel connected to the outdoor pool.

Kids and teens can enjoy the kids-area with interactive water play equipment and a great water slide.

 

Thermal bath Amade

Thermal bath Amadé in Altenmarkt
Distance: 21 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 4 - 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The thermal bath Amade in Altenmarkt thrills with Austrias only looping-slide (from 12 years of age) and the 50 m long tunnel-slide "Black Hole".

A huge swimming complex awaits you. Not only a wave-pool, sports pool, relax pool, kiddy-pool, flow passage and many more, but also a generous sauna area are offered.



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Summer toboggan run - open all year round

Lucky Flitzer

Lucky Flitzer in Flachau
Distance: 19 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 3 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

The 1100 m long Alpine Coaster "Lucky Flitzer" in Flachau is the only summer toboggan run with floodlights in Austria

5 spinnings tops, 2 jumps, many waves and curves make for an adventurous ride. Special group prices on request!

 

Maisiflitzer

Toboggan run in Kaprun
Distance: 42 km
Open: All-year round
Duration incl. transfer: appr. 5 h
SalzburgerLand Card:

A ride on the 1.300 m all-year Alp Rollercoaster "Maisiflitzer" in Kaprun promises an instant buzz.

On the 12 minute ride with top speed of up to 40 km/h bridges, waves, 5 jumps and 5 inclining spinning tops await you.