Excursions in the surrounding area

On this page, we would like to introduce you to some attractions and alternative programs. Although Pinzgau is primarily known as a great place to go hiking in the mountains, as well as enjoy a variety of other outdoor sports and recreation, there are also many attractions which are especially appealing to visitors during rainy weather. 

Here is an overviewing of some excursion destinations:

Hallein Salt Mine

Great times and lots of fun are promised by:

  • two long miners' slides
  • an underground boat ride across a salt lake
  • an exciting ride on the mining railway 
  • the above-ground Celtic village with Bran, the young Celtic lad

Children 4 and older can visit the underground salt mine! 

Leogang mine

The mine will whisk you away for an hour into the realm of minerals - a world of medieval mining, providing impressive insights into the arduous work once performed there by the miners. After a visit to the mine galleries themselves, the miners' lounge, not far from the entrance to the mine, invites you to enjoy refreshments.


Alpine Coaster in Saalfelden

The Alpine Coaster on the Biberg in Saalfelden promises sledding-style fun on the Steinernes Meer. The Alpine Coaster on the Biberg, with a length of 1,632 m, is one of the longest in Austria. A ride on this coaster in Saalfelden takes parents and children through the beautiful countryside of the Biberg with 63 spectacular curves and two exciting tunnels. The ride up the Biberg on the double chairlift provides outstanding panoramic views of the Steinernes Meer range and Saalachtal valley.

Ferleiten Wildlife park

Our Ferleiten wildlife and amusement park is located in a ruggedly romantic high valley with a view of probably the most beautiful valley head in Austria. Ferleiten is located at the beginning of the Käfertal and is the starting point for many wonderful hikes in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park in SalzburgerLand. Right off the Großglocknerstraße just before the toll station, you will find more than 200 animals on ca. 15 hectares. It takes about 1 hr. to walk. The paths are suitable for prams/strollers and wheelchairs.

World of Ice Giants in Werfen

The lift is in operation and the cave is open daily from May 1 to October 26. 
Opening times: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (in July and August 4:30 pm)
Duration of the tour: ca. 1 hr. and 15 min. 

Visitors should allow for a total of 3 to 4 hrs. We recommend sturdy shoes and warm clothing. 


Kaprun Reservoirs

With annual energy production of ca. 700 million kilowatt hours, the power stations in Kaprun remain an important cornerstone in energy production. The water that is stored in the Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden reservoirs and used in both upper and main stage power plants with a total capacity 333,000 kilowatts for electricity production, is mainly melt water from the Pasterze glacier of the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain.

Großglockner High Alpine Road

For ca. 50 million visitors, the Großglockner high-alpine road has been an incomparable experience since 1935. The most famous alpine road ends right before the pride & joy of Hohe Tauern National Park: the highest mountain and the largest glacier in Austria, the Großglockner (3,798 m) and the Pasterze. On the way there, you will experience a 4,000 km long journey taking you all the way to the Arctic. You will cross all vegetation zones from grain fields to year-round ice during the 1500 m climb to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.

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