Day-Trip Destinations: A BIt Further from Salzburg

Hitler's holiday home the Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle's Nest.

Salzburg's central location within Austria makes it a great base for exploring various destinations: Day-trips and excursions starting from Salzburg allow you to go to enough places that you will get a good feeling what western Austria is like. The following articles highlight the most popular day-trip destinations for which Salzburg makes an excellent base.

Lake Königssee

One of Bavaria′s ultimate highlights, the scenic Lake Königssee is surrounded by the Alps of the National Park Berchtesgaden. ::more

Eagle′s Nest - Kehlsteinhaus

Once the present of the Nazi Party for Hitler′s 50th birthday, the Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle′s nest is a top-attraction. ::more

Bad Gastein & Gasteinertal

The spa town of Bad Gastein is famous for its prettiness, its casino and thermal spa with radon springs. ::more

Kaprun Dams & Reservoir

Originally built by the Nazis to fuel a powerplant, the Kaprun dams and reservoirs are still providing energy and scenery. ::more

Burg Hohenwerfen Fortress

A mighty fortress to secure Salzberg from the South - today Burg Hohenwerfen is famous for its displays on birds of prey. ::more

Burg Mauterndorf

A forgotten castle in the mountains with many exciting stories to tell - if you are driving to the South of Salzburg, stop by! ::more

Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Werfen

The longest ice cave in the World takes you to the underground of Austria, using historic lamps to explore beautifully bizarre ice-formations. ::more

Hallein & the Salt Mines Adventure

One of the best day-trips easily done: The Salt Mines of Hallein are great fun and a unique sight in Austria. ::more

National Park Hohe Tauern

One of the biggest national parks in Europe, the Hohe Tauern introduce you to alpine wilderness in the heart of Austria - ideal for hiking, climbing or enjoying nature. ::more

Freilichtmuseum: Folklore Museum Großgmain

Centuries of rural heritage from all over the province of Salzburg was collected and newly arranged in this remarkable folk museum. ::more

Großglockner Hochalpenstraße: The Roof of Austria

The Großglockner is the highest mountain of Austria, 3789 metres, and situated next to Austria′s longest glacier - even better, a wide road leads you up to this top-attraction without much hassle! ::more

Salzburg Salt Mine Tour

An overview on the "big three" of the local salt mines or former mining towns that are attractive for visitors: Hallein, Hallstatt and Bad Reichenhall. ::more

Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf

The place of origin of the famous Christmas Carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" hosts a museum now and a chapel that commemorates the story of the song. ::more

Bad Reichenhall (Germany)

The German spa town of Bad Reichenhall is a bit of a geriatric attraction, but scenic and can be combined with the Eagle's Nest (Berchtesgaden). ::more

Links on Salzburg State - and the rest of Austria
Rick Steves tours Salzburg and its surroundings
Salzburg State and the city's surroundings on WikiTravel

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