GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads of the world with its 48 kilometers and 36 bends. It leads through the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park. The endpoint of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Höhe. From there you can enjoy views over the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps the Pasterze and the highest peak in Austria, the Grossglockner 3798 m a.s.l. Beside a spectacular mountain view, mother nature lets you observe there marmots, some sort of large squirrel and with a bit of luck maybe even an ibex will be close. To find out more, please visit the official webpage https://www.grossglockner.at/gg/en/index
WILDLIFE PARK AND ADVENTURE PARK FERLEITEN
Capricorns, marmots, wolves, bears? In the wild and adventure park Ferleiten you will have the opportunity to observe more than 200 different alpine animal species in their natural habit. From wolves to boars, almost every inhabitant of the Alps can be found in the wildlife park. A walk around the park takes approximately one hour. The walking paths are suitable for baby carriages and wheelchairs. The opening hours can be found at https://www.wildpark-ferleiten.at/home-en
The Bad Fusch Kneipp facility offers you a completely different bathing experience, whose water is said to have a healing effect. Kneipp therapy is a concept named after the German priest Sebastian Kneipp. It is a treatment of disease by various forms of hydrotherapy. The kneippism facility in the chestnut park of Bad Fusch has different basins for kneippism, a waterfall and a kneipp-labyrinth. From this place you have a gorgeous view into the peaks of Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. Don’t hesitate and visit this charming place!
THE LIECHTENSTEINKLAMM GORGE
The Liechtensteinklamm Gorge is not only one of the most beautiful, but it is also one of the longest and deepest accessible wild water ravines in the Alps. Water that plunges into the depths without hesitation, rock formations that descend steeply and a ravine formed by the devil himself. This ravine is 300 meters deep. It was is named after Johann II of Liechtenstein who had installed the walkways in 1875. The gorge is around 4 km in length of which 1 km is accessible to visitors by means of wooden walkways. The opening hours can be found at https://www.josalzburg.com/de/sommer/liechtensteinklamm
THE POWER OF WATER – THE KRIMML WATERFALLS
In the west part of High Tauern National Park you can find tremendous Krimml Waterfalls, which are Europe?s highest ones with a total height of 380 m across three cascades. The Waterfalls are filled with glacial water of the Venediger Group.The way to the waterfalls is wide and the first cascade do not require any special boots or being in great shape.However, if you plan on longer stay, remember to take with you appropriate shoes, clothes and a lot of water! The trail that leads to cascades is pleasant but ascends pretty high. It takes 3-4 hours to cover with no hurry this 4 km long route. If you do not have so much time, the first part of the route can be even covered within an hour. There is Wasser Wunder Welt Krimml next to a parking lot, which is designed for coaches as well. This exhibit uses multimedia and experiments by means of mini windmills and pipes to present the element of water. It is only 50 minutes away from our Hotel if you drive a car. You cannot miss it!
HOHENWERFEN FORTRESS IN SALZACHTAL VALLEY
Coming to our Hotel or just spending time in Fusch you can vary your stay by visiting the Salzach valley which delights at every step. It wonderfully rambles among alpine summits and is often a referance point for crucial tourist attractions. This concerns the area around Werfen, where by the river stands Hohenwerfen fortress surrounded by the Tennengebirge and Hagengebirge mountain range. It comes from 11thcentury when Abp. Gebhard had fortresses built to protect the estate. The fortress sits enthroned atop a rocky 113 m-high dome, which used to make it impregnable. We have no doubts that the fortress will enravish you. There must be a reason why it is put on almost every Salzburg postcard. If you are lucky, you will have a chance to take part in a festival or a knightly tournament. Everyday there are two displays of birds of prey – the first one before and the second one after noon. You will have no difficulties with finding the fortress. It takes 20 minutes from a parking. If you do not wear proper shoes, you?d better use a cable railway. To find more information visit: http://www.salzburg-burgen.at/de/werfen/erlebnisburg-hohenwerfen/index.htm
THE EISRIESENWELT WORLD OF THE ICE GIANTS
The Eisriesenwelt is the largest ice cave in the world located in Werfen. Although the cave has a length of 42 km, only the first kilometer is allowed to visit, In 1955 a cable car was built, shortening the 90-minute climb to 3 minutes. Temperatures inside the cave are usually below freezing and warm clothing is recommended. Photography is not permitted once visitors are inside the cave. The cave itself is a national monument and may only be entered with authorised guides. To find out more, please visit the official webpage https://www.eisriesenwelt.at/en/
THE KITZSTEINHORN GLACIER
The Kitzsteinhorn glacier reaches a height of 3203 m a.s.l.. The glacier ensures almost year-round skiing. There is also a restaurant and a Cinema 3000 experience. With viewing platforms reaching out into the thin air, the Top of Salzburg provides an unbelievable panorama right across the Glockner group of mountains. Find out more at https://www.kitzsteinhorn.at/en
ZELL AM SEE
The small city of Zell am See offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Schmittenhöhe and is located at the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes called Zeller See. Enjoy 20 minutes of Spectacular Magic Lake Show starring water, light, music & laser. Admire the breathtaking panoramic views with hiking, mountain climbing or cycling. There are plenty of boutiques, bars, restaurants, a casino and also shops where you can buy local specialties. The opening hours of Lake Show can be found at https://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en/events/magic-lake-show
THE HIGH-MOUNTAIN RESERVOIRS IN KAPRUN
The high-mountain reservoirs in Kaprun are located at an altitude of around 2000 m a.s.l. and supply the region with electricity. During the summer months, this huge power plant, which is beautifully embedded in nature, is a popular excursion destination. Find out more at https://www.verbund.com/de-at/ueber-verbund/besucherzentren/kaprun
SALZBURG THE CITY OF MUSIC
As the birthplace of Mozart, as the stage for the famous Salzburg Festival and as the film location for The Sound of Music, Salzburg is known all over the world. Salzburg is nestled in a glorious natural setting in sub-alpine Austria. In Salzburg you can find the perfect harmony of nature and architecture, art and culture, tradition and modernity. Explore the charming Old Town, admire the excellent baroque architecture, or spend some time roaming the 900-year-old clifftop fortress Festung Hohensalzburg. The best time to visit Salzburg is from September to October when summer crowds have tapered off and you can enjoy the beautifully pruned gardens in comfortable temperatures. Find out more at https://www.salzburg.info/en
HALLSTATT AUSTRIA’S MOST PICTURESQUE TOWN
The city of Hallstatt is located in the Salzkammergut region of the country and is fairly close to Salzburg. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture. Hallstatt is such a beautiful place that a reproduction of Hallstadt was even made in China. It’s no wonder that this village with a population of 900 was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.