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Excursions and insider tips for your summer holiday in Austria

Whether close by or just a day trip away: summer holidays in Austria and Salzburg provide countless attractions which are always worth a visit. Take your family and off you go! You can choose from various categories, just as you like. Summer holidays in Austria do not only stand for hiking and sports, but also for nature, culture, and tradition.

Summer holiday in Austria

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… the harder - or let's say the nicer - it is to choose. How about a riddle-filled adventure hike on the Mountain Kodok, right next to our hotel in Hinterglemm? Or a spontaneous day trip to the picturesque regional capital of Salzburg? Of course, we also have animals on our farm, but the Salzburg Zoo or the Ferleiten Wildlife Park are another calibre. Usually, nature is on top of the priority list for summer holiday in Austria. And if you love nature, don't miss out on its marvels such as the giant ice cave Werfen or the Krimml Waterfalls. If the weather doesn't show its sunny face, destinations such as the Mittersill National Park Centre step in.

Bonus for your summer holiday in Austria: with the summer JOKER CARD many attractions are discounted or even included.

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Trips in Saalbach-Hinterglemm about fun, games & excitement

  • Berg Kodok on the Reiterkogel
    • The sneaky sprite Kodok has stolen the clown’s magic hat. Pursue him and solve tricky tasks at ten riddle stations in other to snatch the magic powers from the sprite!
    • Start and finish of the adventure tour and the middle stations of the Reiterkogel mountain railway.
      Best for children aged 7-14
    • Length: 3km, duration approx. 2 hours
  • Talschluss Saalbach-Hinterglemm
    • Several attractions are waiting for you and your children in the Talschluss: Schnitza’s Holzpark, devil’s water, Austria’s largest high-rope course, the Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps with the tree-top path. Accessible via the Talschluss train.
  • Montelinos adventure trail on the Kohlmais
    •  Help Montelino find his lost friends and toys and give him back his smile! New: the water playground!
    • 10 game stations between the mountain and middle station of the Kohlmais-Gipfelbahn. For kindergarten and primary school age children.
    • Length: 3 km, duration approx. 1.5 hours

For those who like to hike a little more, there are more hikes around Hinterglemm here. >>

The most beautiful excursions

  • Eisriesenwelt Werfen

    Experience the world’s largest ice cave (!) live: the cable car brings you near the cave entrance. Guided cave tours start every half and full hour; a tour lasts a little over an hour. Plan a total of three hours for your visit. Suitable for children from the age of four. (approx. 80 km)

  • Alpine zoo Ferleiten

    At the start of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Encounter more than 200 animals native to the Alps on approx. 15 hectares of diversely designed park space. The park paths are suited for push chairs and buggies. Plan about an hour for your stay. Tip: combine this trip with a drive on the spectacular Grossglockner High Alpine Road! (approx. 40 km)

  • Krimml Waterfalls

    With a head of water of 380 m, Europe’s largest waterfalls truly are a one-of-a-kind experience! The spray at its end is particularly pleasant on warm summer days. A stay is also very healthy for the respiratory system. (approx. 75 km)

  • Hohenwerfen Castle

    An imposing 900-year old fortress high above the Salzachtal with castle tour (audio guide available) and bird of prey demonstration. Ascent by lift possible, approx. duration: one hour. Best combined with the Eisriesenwelt Werfen! (approx. 80 km)

  • National Park Centre Mittersill

    Experience nature and living at the High Tauern National Park up close! The national park worlds familiarise you with this extraordinary habitat in the middle of the Alps.
    Interactive experience exhibit with unique insights for all ages, daily from 9 am to 6 pm. (approx. 50 km)

  • City of Salzburg

    Paying a visit to the city of Mozart never fails to impress. Conquer the impregnable Hohensalzburg Castle, watch ibexes and bears play in the zoo and discover the fascinating aquarium in the Haus der Natur (“House of Nature”)!

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