Unbeatable variety of excursion destinations in Wagrain
From the Mozart city of Salzburg to the Hallein salt mine to crystal-clear mountain lakes and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
A charming nature with mountains, lakes and flowering alpine meadows. Or rather the magical cave paths of the Hallein salt mine and the ice giant world of Werfen. And culture and city lovers are also not far from the Mozart city of Salzburg during their summer holiday in Wagrain.
Your excursion destinations while hiking in the charming nature of Wagrain
The region around Wagrain is ideal for extensive hikes. Passing flowering alpine meadows and crystal clear mountain lakes such as the emerald hunter's lake or the Tappenkarsee surrounded by massive rocks. Through cool forests and along rushing streams. Whether day hikes walks or circular hikes. A special excursion destination is the Edelweiss-Alm on the sunny plateau Weberlandl in Wagrain-Kleinarl. Your children can enjoy petting the goats, sheep and co. in the petting zoo as well as playing happily at the children's playground. In the meantime, you as an adult treat yourself to a well-deserved break on the Sonnenterrasse and enjoy the delicious homemade delicacies of the alpine pasture. The free entrance to the farm museum completes your excursion on the alpine pasture perfectly.
What should not be missing now is the Salzburger Land Card. With this you get freerides of the summer mountain railways in Wagrain, as well as numerous advantages on your excursions in Salzburger Land.
The best destinations in Salzburger Land
Two lakes of incredible beauty, separated by a rocky rock face and many metres of altitude, yet as if from a consummate cast, one. A hike from Jägersee to Lake Tappenkar is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have in the Pongau summer, and for me is certainly one of the most remote high points here inSalzburgerLand. why? Certainly, there are lakes, rock faces, high peaks and waterfalls elsewhere, where the water plunges dramatically into the depths. But where else does all this result in such a harmonious whole and combine this into a unified image that could not be more beautiful?
The Liechtenstein Gorge is certainly one of the longest, deepest and most impressive sobbing in the Alps. The mighty noise of the waterfall, the moss-covered stones in lush greenery, a fabled atmosphere and sun rays that create a rainbow in the fine water dust. The unique natural spectacle in Salzburger Land is known for an unforgettable excursion of a special kind - an experience for the whole family.
The open GOLF St. Johann Alpendorf complex consists of two 9-hole golf courses. It is extremely conveniently located on the Pinzgauer Bundesstraße B 311 directly between Bischofshofen and the district capital St. Johann in Pongau – with a view of the magnificent Tennengebirge.
An airy experience awaits you at the over 900-year-old Hohenwerfen adventure castle in Salzburg's Pongau. On the steep rocky cone high above the Salzachtal valley, the air of the surrounding mountain giants blows around your nose when you look through the Schießscharten.
The Ice Giant World is a cave labyrinth of more than 40 kilometres of total length. The development took place over a very long period of time. The first crevices and fissures in the limestone rock were created in the course of the mountain lifts about 100 million years ago. Due to chemical dissolution processes and water erosion over thousands of years, the underground fissures widened and large cavities were formed. The caves in the Alps are still in a process of development, although many cave systems – even large parts of the ice giant world – no longer develop significantly due to dehydration.
One of the last adventures of our time is the real gold washing at the historic original locations of the Goldberg Group Rauris. Surrounded by the free-flying vultures and eagles of the Krumel Valley. Wash gold from the Naturbach, where the gold miners tried their luck centuries ago. Learn the gold washing technique and find your own Tauerngold.
At 2,700 metres, the highest mountain in Styria captivates with a fabulous natural backdrop and a panoramic view over the mountain peaks of Austria as far as the Czech Republic and Slovenia.
Attractions like the Dachstein Suspension Bridge, the Sky Walk, the Ice Palace make your unforgettable mountain experience even more exciting. Here, breathtaking moments are just as guaranteed as a thrill with a view. The ascent with the Dachstein Glacier Railway alone including a gondola balcony is an experience in itself.
In the "Salzwelten Hallein," you will discover the original treasures of the Salzburger Land, which were hidden deep in the tunnels of the Dürrnberg. The oldest show mine in the world shows a fascinating underground world in which the "white gold", i.e. the salt, was mined more than 2,500 years ago. With the salt lake, the slide, a Celtic village and traditional stories, you will embark on an exciting journey of discovery.
The famous Hellbrunn water games are considered a true spectacle that can still be experienced today just as it was more than 400 years ago: Mystical grottoes, water-powered figures and treacherous spray fountains await you.
Cultural excursions and one-day city trips are best taken to the state capital Salzburg, which is about an hour's drive away. Here you can admire the sign of Salzburg - the fortress Hohensalzburg as well as the baroque old town with its loving alleys. If you want to find yourself during Mozart's lifetime, you can visit the former composer's birthplace and residence. And even in bad weather, son-like discoveries in the House of Nature are guaranteed.
And of course, one thing must not be missing: the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the sight of majestic three-thousand-metre peaks and a magical natural backdrop as you enjoy the 48-kilometre-long pass road.
Especially for children
In summer, the Grafenbergbahn takes you comfortably and effortlessly at an altitude of1,700 metres, where the adventure begins: from Grafenberg with the raft or the suspension bridge to the theme trail "the hard-working bee", further over the Hachau slide into the low ropes course. The rocking forest is a stopover at the climbing station, before the path of fascination leads back to the Kinderalm. Oversized adventure stations promise fun for many hours and for young and old!
Together with their families, the young children find the most diverse ghosts on the Wichtelweg. The bigger ones are waiting for the bigger ones in the alpine amusement park air swings, the ghost castle, bird's nest, climbing dragon, ghost tower, water games, ghost lake, cone shooting stalls and much more. The very big ones will find a hiking and nature experience of a special kind in a wonderful panoramic location. Walk on tread-secured hiking trails, enjoy the splashing in the World and relax at The Fairground.
The wildlife park covers 11 hectares and is home to 40 wild animals in the open-air enclosure. Connected to the wildlife park is the family amusement park, which is also free to visit. The children are especially happy about our adventure land with fish pond, swings, pile house, slide and many different small animals such as rabbits, chickens, ducks, beavers, goats and llamas. Since 2003 we have also created a new bathing lake for you. Enjoy a few nice hours, lazing, sunbathing, swimming and having fun!
Around 1,200 animals (140 species) are home to the 14-hectare zoo site. The team of the Salzburg Zoo consists of 52 dedicated employees and around 350,000 people visit us every year.
On more than 7,000 m2, Salzburg's most popular museum shows nature from its most exciting side: from fascinating underwater worlds in the aquarium to extraterrestrial experiences in the spacious hall, from giant dinosaurs from days gone by to a trip to the en human body. Another highlight: Research and experimentation in Austria's most versatile Science Center. Discover your home - this museum is an adventure!