day trips outside of salzburg
the city of salzburg itself, with its numerous places of interest and attractions, is not the only pleasure for visitors; the country surrounding salzburg is also waiting to be discovered during your holiday stay at the design hotel stein.
there’s more to salzburg than the beauty of this charming city on the salzach river - salzburg also offers numerous destinations for day trips surrounding the city of mozart. the guided sightseeing tours – such as the beloved sound of music tours into the salzburg salzkammergutor along the border area to bavaria – also stop at many destinations.
the area to the south of the city of salzburg has many varied day trip destinations to offer as well: hellbrunn palace, salt worlds located at dürrnberg in hallein and eisriesenwelt ("world of the ice giants") in werfen. and there is no shortage of sport and action in the surrounding areas of salzburg: whether skiing, horseback riding or summer tobogganing – there’s no room for boredom in salzburg country.
day trip destinations in the salzburg country
the "imperial" salzkammergut was the favourite summer resort of the memorable empress sissi. the world is still unspoiled in bad ischl or st. wolfgang and on the beautiful lakes of the salzkammergut. picturesque small towns are nestled in the celebrated lakes such aswolfgangsee, mondsee or attersee. some of these lakes are even navigated by ships. the unique landscape of mountains and lakes fascinates visitors from all over the world. did you know: some parts of the classic film the sound of music were filmed in the salzkammergut.
in 1615 prince-bishop markus sittikus had the summer residence hellbrunn built beyond the gates of the city of salzburg. the pleasures which were formerly reserved only for princes and archbishops may now be experienced by all visitors to hellbrunn palace. particularly worth a visit are the trick fountains, a kind of leisure park in the rococo period in which markus sittikus made a fool of his noble visitors. further highlights in hellbrunn: baroque park hellbrunn, monatsschlössl hunting lodge, the large children's playground and salzburg zoo hellbrunn.
salt worlds at dürrnberg
the saline city hallein and its salt mountain, dürrnberg, are the reason the city of salzburg became wealthy. the white gold comes from the hallein saltmines that once made the salzburg high church dignitaries so rich. in the mines, which are no longer in use today, you can take a fascinating tour that leads deep into the mountain. at salt worlds you will learn all about the history of the salt found here.
not far from the medieval hohenwerfen castle – which is also an excellent day trip– are the "worlds of the ice giants". they represent the largest interconnected ice cave system in europe and are a truly "cool" adventure to take part in. you walk on well-established paths within the mountain and will be amazed by the works of art that nature has created.
sport & action in the salzburg country
the city of salzburg impresses its visitors with its favourable location near numerous areas for leisure activities. whether skiing, sleighing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or summer tobogganing, fun is always just a short drive away. the best way to get to the leisure areas and golf clubs in the salzburg country is with your own vehicle or rental car.
the hotel stein team with gladly assist you in choosing the right day trip destination. send us a non-binding inquiry and visit salzburg country and the oldt town of salzburg.