Sourrounding the Zell am See – Kaprun region, there are countless opportunities for exciting daytime activities and adventurous excursions to both cultural and historical sights. Be it enchanted fairytale castles and medieval knight’s fortresses, wild life and adventure parks, millennia-old cultural monuments and fascinating natural wonders – within a radius of 100 kilometers all ages and tastes will find a suitable and animating offer.
Like a silent guardian, Hohensalzburg Fortress towers high above the city. Mozart’s “Magic Flute” whispers softly in your ears as you stroll from window to window through the Getreidegasse. The melody of “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” can be felt almost physically. Mozart’s traces lead you past his birthplace in the direction of Mirabell Palace, the garden of which is world-famous these days. The horse-drinking, the Salzburg cathedral, the trick fountains in Hellbrunn Castle – Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, birthplace of fairytales. Although the city has never been an imperial seat, one can sense an aura of imperial mystery and magic in the air…
The world’s largest ice caves in Pfarrwerfen
Thousands of years old, crystalline and clear. A labyrinth of caves in eternal ice. Frozen sparkles as far as the eye can see. In the giant ice world of Pfarrwerfen it is not only the sub-zero temperature that produces goose bumps. Attractive and aloof, the ice caves hold a peculiar fascination for its visitors. A tinge of ice age – a world full of magic. In any case, bear in mind to bring along warm clothes, since even in midsummer the cave’s interior barely reaches more than zero degrees Celsius.
the Salt Worlds in Hallein
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Dominating a high promontory in the middle of the mountains, it overlooks the Salzach valley. Looking majestically, Hohenwerfen Fortress invites our inner child to dream. Who has not yet imagined to be a knight in shining armor, defeating fearsome dragons and liberating fairytale maidens from their misery? Hohenwerfen Fortress in Salzburg Pongau will carry you off into a colorful medieval world. Meet jugglers, fencing artists, riders, falconers, blacksmiths, wood carvers and many other medieval castle dwellers.
Wild life 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 habitat. Whether feeding wild animals or visiting the petting zoo – the close encounter with your hero animals will certainly get under your skin. In the interactive exhibition pavilion, you can even dive under the water surface and also explore the life of mountain lakes and rivers.
Wasserfallboden and Moserboden reservoirs
Where nature meets technology, the most stunning things happen. Surrounded by the 3000 meter summit world, situated on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the two high mountain reservoirs Moserboden and Wasserfallboden offer a location where green power is generated from hydroelectric energy. Both the “Electricity and Ice Adventure World” museum and guided tours of the dam wall at 2000 meters will give you the opportunity to get to the bottom of green power generation.