As a city of culture and music, the city of Salzburg does not have the most adventurous reputation. But just outside the gates of the city of Mozart, lots of adventurous destinations and sights are waiting to be discovered by you!
Adventure Holiday: The Most Spectacular Sights in Salzburg
Visit the world’s largest ice cave – this is possible in the Eisriesenwelt in Werfen! The entire cave system of the ice worlds extends over 40 kilometers in length and contains imposing ice formations and fascinating cave portals. Inside you’ll marvel at the ice palaces of crystal clear beauty and the monumental formations in the light of miner’s lamps. The Eisriesenwelt can be visited with guides between May and October. It takes about 1.5 hours to walk through the show cave. To get to the entrance of the Eisriesenwelt you can either go on foot with a bit of motivation through the Tennengebirge or comfortably through the air with the steepest cable car in Austria. Inside, temperatures are usually below 0 ° C – so don’t forget to wear warm clothes and good shoes!
Eishohlenstrasse 30, A-5450 Werfen
High up to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Specifically, at 2,571 meters above sea level, where you come face to face with the highest mountain in Austria. The 48-kilometer panoramic road leads via 36 hairpin bends directly to the declared goal of many visitors: the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. If the adventurous ride on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is not enough, you can start a hike from the top into the Gamsgrube. This is located in the Special Protection Area of the High Tauern National Park, allowing unique views and the observation of rare alpine animals. With a little luck, you will see majestic ibexes or nimble chamois. An unforgettable nature experience with a breathtaking panorama!
Taxenbacher Fusch 96
A-5672 Fusch a.d. Großglocknerstraße
In the neighboring Pinzgau region there is a special natural spectacle that awaits to be visited. The Kaprun high-altitude reservoirs are set like two fjords in the rear Kaprun valley, while above them tower the imposing three-thousand-meter peaks of the Alps. The structures were erected in the post-war period and still exude the myth of this time of a new dawn. An overwhelming technical achievement was realized here in the middle of the Alps. This also includes Europe’s largest open inclined lift, on which you can travel to the high mountain reservoirs. The neighboring via ferrata Höhenburg with its various via ferrata and sport climbing opportunities for children and adults is one of the highlights of the region. By the way, the world’s highest via ferrata on a dam, the Mobo 107, is also waiting to be conquered. Here nature lovers and adventurers get their money’s worth – in the middle of the high alpine world of the High Tauern mountains at over 2,000 meters above sea level.
Kassa: Kesselfallstraße 98, A-5710 Kaprun
The proverbial floodgates are opened on your arrival in the Krimmler Worlds of Water. Not far from the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, directly in the High Tauern National Park, are the monumental waterfalls, which by the way are the highest falls in Europe. At a height of 380 meters, the masses of water rush into the depths and provide a real awe-inspiring experience when you stand in its presence. You can explore the area around this natural spectacle on an around 1.5-hour hike. The four-kilometer hike runs along the waterfall and winds its way up steep serpentines. On the way there are several vistas, which offer breathtaking views. The starting point of this hike is the adventure center in the Worlds of Water. Here learning, experiencing and participating are on the program. On the attached panorama terrace of the WasserWunderBar you also have a spectacular view of the waterfall.
Oberkrimml, A-5743 Krimml