Your round trip starts in Mozart's birthplace full of baroque buildings and famous coffee houses. Visit the world's largest ice cave or discover the white gold in the underground world of the salt mining industry. Explore the beautiful countryside of Salzkammergut and visit the gem Hallstatt and some picturesque villages as you drive past Lake Fuschl and Wolfgangsee.
Daredevils can take a spectacular cable car to the top of the Unterberg for stunning views of Salzburg. On a hot summer day, cool off at Fuschlsee. On this trip, you'll experience everything in and around Salzburg.
DAY 1 : Departure to Salzburg
You will arrive in Salzburg, park the car and immediately experience the charm of this beautiful city.
DAY 2 : Werfen
The world's largest ice cave, the Eisriesenwelten in Werfen, is a short drive from Salzburg. Located in the Tennen Mountains, the ice cave is a whopping forty kilometres long. You can take a guided tour, but beware, a reasonable level of physical condition is required. Especially considering you have to conquer about 1400 stairs. Visits are possible from May to November, just don't forget to bring warm clothes and sturdy walking shoes!
DAY 3 : Hallein
Salt was and is also called the 'white gold' in Salzburg. After all, Salzburg owes its wealth to salt. In several places in the area, salt was extracted, but in the salt mine in Hallein, this was already happening in Celtic times. Bishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau turned it into an archiepiscopal mine. In the mountain of Bad Dürrnberg near Hallein, you will find these special caves. A steep road takes you to the entrance. It is the oldest mine in the world, reaching a depth of 240 metres. 'Hall' is an old Bronze Age word for salt, hence the name Hallein. The mine now has two entrances: one in Hallein in Austria and the other in Berchtesgaden in Germany.
DAY 4 : Salzkammergut
East of the city of Salzburg lies the famous Salzkammergut lake district. You'll find lakes like Fuschlsee, Mondsee, Wolfgangsee, Traunsee and Attersee. There are many others, but these are the most famous. You will join an excursion from Salzburg through the beautiful countryside of Salzkammergut. You will visit Hallstatt, the pearl of Salzkammergut and some picturesque villages, and drive along Lake Fuschl and Wolfgangsee. Make sure to bring swimwear, as it's a great place for a swim in warm weather.
DAY 5 : Untersbergbahn
The Untersbergbahn is a cable car that takes you to the top of the Untersberg, also known as Salzburg's 'Hausberg'. The views there are stunning and the cable car is spectacular. Once you get to the top, you can hike, eat and drink at the mountain hut, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. From 1776 metres up, you can see the city of Salzburg and its surrounding lakes. Even on cloudy days, it is lovely to spend time at the top. Down below, you can see the white cloud cover, while you yourself could sit on a terrace at the top in clear blue skies.
DAY 6 : Salzburg - Return home
You check out of the hotel and head back home.
Discover Gastronomic Salzburg
- Stroll through Salzburg and try local delicacies. (+-2h)
- Taste Austrian wines and charcuterie under the guidance of a professional sommelier. (+-2h)
- Refine your cooking skills and learn to make the one and only Austrian apple strudel. Afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved lunch in Salzburg (+-1h30)
Discover Musical Salzburg
- Imagine yourself as Maria and experience the Sound of Music all over again with the Sound of Music tour by minibus. (+-4h)
- Be enchanted by Mozart with a concert and dinner in the Baroque Hall of St Peter's Basilica. (+-2h30)
- A guide takes you on a private walk through Salzburg. (+-2h)
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