Top 10 Things to do in Salzburg Region, Austria

October 18, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best top things to do in Salzburg Region, Austria including Untersberg, Salzburger Altstadt, Gipfelwelt 3000, Kitzsteinhorn, Gollinger Wasserfall, St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), Haus der Natur, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Obertauern Ski Resort, Ski Resort Alpendorf.
Restaurants in Salzburg Region

Untersbergstrasse 2 | St. Leonhard, Salzburg 5020, Austria +43 6246 72477
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Untersberg

Reviewed By Dun123 - Fareham, United Kingdom

As skiers we are used to such environments but on a short break to Salzburg with non skiing friends we visited Untersburg and we all thought it was a great experience, particularly on a crystal clear day. We travelled there are the fantastic value Salzburg card which is a no brainer whilst in Salzburg, and this visit alone just about covered the 48 hr cost! For people who haven't experienced alpine environments I would say this a must do with a drink in the lovely mountain hut on the top! Thoroughly recommended!

2. Salzburger Altstadt

Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria +43 662 8444880
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Salzburger Altstadt

Reviewed By traveller-pg - Newcastle

We stayed in a hotel in the Altstadt (old town), but you can easily access it by walking across a bridge (some are pedestrian only).
At one end there is a series of pedestrian only shopping streets, with restaurants and coffee shops with historic shop signs, archways and passageways. Then as you proceed, more museums, churches, and small shops and smaller restaurants. A fascinating place to walk, whatever the weather.
Or if you have 18 euro, catch the small minibus on route A, hop on hop off, which covers the same area!

3. Gipfelwelt 3000

Kesselfallstrasse 60, Zell am See 5710, Austria +43 6547 8700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Gipfelwelt 3000

Reviewed By Frances G - Newcstle

Carefully constructed to reflect the natural beauty of the mountain and glacier. The hike through the mountain leads to a viewing platform with good visibility you can see for miles.

Kesselfallstrasse 64, Zell am See 5710, Austria +43 6547 8621
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Kitzsteinhorn

Reviewed By Jan_Bergendahl - Mariehamn, Finland

Try to go here on a sunny clear day. The views are mind-blowing. Loved the skiing and suited both advanced and beginners!

5. Gollinger Wasserfall

Wasserfallstrasse, Golling an der Salzach, Austria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Gollinger Wasserfall

Reviewed By eilonglen - Ashkelon, Israel

Our first major stop on our way from Vienna Airport to Salzburg, was to the tiny hamlet of Golling, conveniently situated just off the highway, and famous for its prominent Waterfalls. After a week of continuous rains, we expected to view a fair quantity flowing down the steep and narrow Salzach River, but were blown away by the massively powerful volume of this furiously impressive waterfall, consisting of an upper and a lower cascade descending the sheer cliff-side. For the hike-challenged, one really need not proceed to the upper cascade, as the lower one is more than sufficiently impressive...
A brief and easy hike from the attractive entry-way, guarded by an affable and helpful local who took a nominal entry-fee from us, this short climb was well-worth the trouble of tracing the site through the streets of the village and up the mountain-side. The trail is safe and protected by a guard-rail most of the way, making it user-friendly for most age-groups, but be sure to carry a brolly or a rain-jacket against the powerful spray, and sturdy footwear is well-recommended. On your way out, spotless toilets and an attractive gift shop, also offering light snacks, provide added value. Lovely first glimpse of the Salzkammergut...

6. St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

Sankt-Peter-Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg 5020, Austria +43 662 8445780
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4.5 based on 856 reviews

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.

Reviewed By bitey27 - Forster, Australia

St Peter's Abbey was founded by St Rupert in 696 and the abbey has been in continuous use ever since. The present church was built in 1136. It is free to visit. Absolutely beautiful inside. St Rupert's relics are in a stone tomb near the altar. It has been said that this abbey was the birth of Christianity, being established just 2 centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire. You can feel the history in here.

7. Haus der Natur

Museumsplatz 5, Salzburg 5020, Austria +43 662 842653
Excellent
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4.5 based on 808 reviews

Haus der Natur

Reviewed By abdfahim - Canberra, Australia

If you like museums, this would be the best one in Salzburg. They have different sections covering a wide range of exhibits from precious stones, science to an aquarium and artificial zoo. Not a bad couple of hours to spend.

8. Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)

Wasserfallweg 47 | Section OeAV Warnsdorf / Krimml, Krimml 5743, Austria 43 (0) 6564 7212
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)

Reviewed By pingaroo - Chicago, Illinois

We did the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse first and arrived at Krimmler Wasserfalle around 4:30pm. It was later than we would have liked as we had to drive to Innsbruck afterwards. The benefit of arriving later in the day was that the parking lots were emptying out, and we had no trouble finding parking. Parking is paid, and the amount depends on the duration - we paid 4 EUR for 2 hours. Entrance to the waterfall costs 3 EUR. There is a free restroom at the ticket office but nothing beyond that.
Krimmler Wasserfalle is the largest waterfall in Austria at 380 m. There are 3 tiers, and it supposedly takes 1 hour to walk to the top. We've young and avid hikers and found the hike strenuous as it's a constant uphill, going up 430 m in elevation in 4 km. Not sure how many people can do that in 1 hour... We also went on a hot day in July with temperatures close to 30 deg C. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed the hike as there was a lot of water from the waterfall and the view is beautiful. It's one of our favourite attractions in Austria.

9. Obertauern Ski Resort

Romerstrasse, Obertauern, Austria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 489 reviews

Obertauern Ski Resort

Reviewed By David1414 - London, United Kingdom

Not the biggest resort and it doesn't have a huge amount of runs but none of that matters when you get there. After years of putting up with French lift queues in a variety of places it was a nice change to walk up to a lift and get on immediately. The lift pass wasn't expensive but that is probably a reflection of how many runs there are. Great apres ski which seems to start around lunchtime and all in all probably one of the best skiing holidays I've ever had. My only regret is finding it so late in my skiing career!

10. Ski Resort Alpendorf

Alpendorf 2 | 5600 Sankt Johann im Pongau, St Johann im Pongau 5600, Austria +43 6412 6260
Excellent
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Ski Resort Alpendorf

The ski resort Alpendorf, Ski amade, is located in the heart of Austria and is directly connected to the ski resorts Wagrain and Flachau. It is part of Austrias largest ski alliance called "Ski amade" and offers a wide range on slopes and lifts in best quality. Ideal for beginners and medium skiers, but also advanced skiers will find a range of slopes at their disposal.

Reviewed By Jon L

Although the ski terrain is lovely, the people (especially the ticket people ) are very rude unless you are either German or Austrian. They allow these people to push through and don't organise the queues. They are more interested in maximising the money they make rather than the long term. Stay well away if you are foreign.

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