Salzburg State & Surroundings

Salzburg as a destination can be a wonderful place to spend time at - even for weeks. However, most visitors find that the main attractions can be explored in one to three days.

Basilica Maria Plain, a very easy trip-destination   Salzkammergut Region: Lakes & MountainsMount Großglockner in the South of Salzburg

In case that you are staying for a bit longer, it might be worth thinking about sights beyond the city. The scenic lakes of the Salzkammergut are nearby, and hikes in the Alps can be both soothing and exciting. This page of should present the editors′ choice of the best trips into the near surroundings of the Mozartstadt!

Introduction to the Salzburgerland Province

Austria, the state of Salzburg market in colour Salzburg State Overview
North: Salzburg, Flachgau, Tennengau
South: Pongau, Lungau, Pinzgau
Salzburg Province: Cities, Towns, Villages
Salzburg State Map

Salzburg by Region

Flachgau - Tennengau - Pongau - Pinzgau - Lungau

Travel Destinations of Salzburg State

Salzburg State (Overview) - City - Seenland (Lakes) - Salzkammergut - Salzburg Surroundings - Lammertal - Tennengebirge - Sportwelt - Obertauern - Lungau - Großarltal - Gasteinertal - Sonnenterrasse - Hochkönig - Zell am See / Kaprun - Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Leogang - Salzburger Saalachtal - National Park Hohe Tauern

Destinations near Salzburg City

Schober and Lake FuschlKlessheim PalaceMaria Plain from a distance

There are plenty of things to see in the immediate surroundings of Salzburg. Find information on them below or in our main article on "nearby destinations".

Salzkammergut - Fuschl & Lake Fuschlsee - Schafbergbahn Cog Railway -Salzburg Lakes: Salzburger Seenland - Maria Plain: Church of Pilgrimage - Kleßheim Castle - Liefering Parish Church - Glasenbachklamm: Hiking among Fossils - Hellbrunnerallee Rambling - Mount Untersberg - Mount Gaisberg

Daytrips: A bit Further from the City

Grand Hotel in Bad GasteinSalzburg's south is famous for skiingThe Fortress of Werfen, Hohenwerfen

There are plenty of things to see in the wider area of Salzburg. Find information on them below or in our main article on "day-trips from Salzburg".

Lake Königssee - Eagle′s Nest - Kehlsteinhaus - Bad Gastein & Gasteinertal - Kaprun Dams & Reservoir - Burg Hohenwerfen Fortress - Burg Mauterndorf - Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Werfen - Hallein & the Salt Mines Adventure - National Park Hohe Tauern - Freilichtmuseum: Folklore Museum Großgmain - Großglockner Hochalpenstraße: The Roof of Austria - Salzburg Salt Mine Tour - Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf - Bad Reichenhall (Germany) - Berchtesgaden - Hiking in the Großarltal

Nice Places Further Away (stop-over or 2-day-trips)

Paragliding in the Salzburg AlpsThe Edelweiss is Austria's national flowerHallstatt is a World Heritage Site

There are plenty of things to see in areas within reach from Salzburg. Find information on destinations for stop-over stays or 2-day-trips from Salzburg below or in our main article on "further away destinations".

Krimml waterfalls & Water Wonder World - Medieval Innsbruck - Off to Germany: Munich - Linz, the Heart of Upper Austria - Hallstatt: Cradle of Austria


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