Unique Places in Bundesland Salzburg

  • Königsee
    Königsee
    by lotharscheer
  • Königsee
    Königsee
    by lotharscheer
  • Königsee
    Königsee
    by lotharscheer

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Bundesland Salzburg

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Salzburg City: dont miss these stairs

    by globetrott Written Feb 10, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Everybody is visiting the Schloss Mirabell Gardens, but most people miss to take a closer look at this great sight that you will find INside the Mirabell palace: Before you get into the main-court, take the door on the left to see one of the major sights of the castle : The great baroque staircase built by Fischer von Erlach in 1721.
    You will be able to walk up freely and without restrictions during the day. On 1st floor you might be lucky when a wedding is going on and the big and beautiful hall is open.
    At the top of the staircase you will see several statues and it might be helpful to have an extreme wide-angle-lens like I had, as the whole staircase is just about 10 meters wide.

    How to get there: get inside the castle, where the fountain with winged horse is. Then turn to the left and get insdie a glass-door. You actually cannot miss it !

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Traunkirchen & the unique fisher-pulpit

    by globetrott Updated Feb 10, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Traunkirchen is not far from Hallstatt and Gmunden and so you may combine a visit there with a short stop-over at the famous fisher-pulpit of Traunkirchen:
    The pulpit has the shape of a fishingboat, and 2 persons sitting inside the boat, throwing a net while they are paddeling. The fisher-boat symbolizing a scene of the bible, when Jesus and St.Peter caught so plenty of fish on Lake Genezareth, that they could feed everyone of the big crowd of people...
    ----------------------------------------
    You can go from Salzburg to Traunkirchen by train or by car !

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Photography
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Gmunden - a great excursion from Salzburg

    by globetrott Updated Feb 10, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Gmunden and the Traunsee make a great day-excursion from Salzburg. Schloss Orth is the name of that wonderful water-castle built on an island of Traunsee, it is a famous place for wedding-ceremonies. The castle once belonged to a prince of the Habsburg-family, who did not return from South America in the 19th century.
    Gmundner Porcelain is well known as well and at the townhall you will see lots of ceramic bells of the chimes. Take a cruise by a steam-ship,
    ---------------------
    The best way to get from Salzburg to Gmunden is by train or by car !
    Gmunden is in Bundesland Oberrösterreich, but quite close to Salzburg city.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Photography
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Fúcking - a tiny village north of Salzburg

    by globetrott Written Feb 10, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    No, No, No, dont tell anybody you came so close to this tiny village with that funny name and you did not go there as an easy daytrip from Salzburg, when you have a (rental)car !
    This might be a great and funny excursion from salzburg for all people with a good sense of humor : You will find a village called Fûcking north of Salzburg and all you need to get there is a car and a few hours to spare !
    It is certainly no big loss when you dont go there, BUT some people love to take a photo there this is why I mention it here !
    Fûcking is absolutely NO Bad expression in German !!!
    This word has ABSOLUTELY NO meaning at all in German and so it was chosen already plenty of hundred years ago as a name of a group of houses of the village "Tarsdorf" - ( at halfway from Salzburg to Braunau ).
    In the last few years some people tried to change that name into something "less interesting for english-speaking tourists", BUT the name was left unchanged because the majority of the people living there did not want to have that name changed just because of a few crazy tourists...
    Take a look at the lovely panorama hat you will see in a distance, especially in winter and in spring, when the mountains around Salzburg are still covered with snow.
    When driving through Fûcking in direction of Tarsdorf there is a small side-street to the left, about 300 meters behind the end of the village, take that street and you will see this great panorama.
    The mountains that you see there in a distance are south and west of Salzburg and Berchtesgaden.

    -------HOW TO GET TO FÛCKING-------

    There is absolutely NO public bus service to Fúcking available.
    The next station of a public bus is Tarsdorf, about 6Km north of Fûcking and you have to walk the rest.
    You might check here for public transportation to TARSDORF !
    So you will need your own car, bike or motorbike - the distance to Salzburg is just about 40km, but because of the many small roads of the area it will take about 1-2 hours to get to Fûcking.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Photography
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Oberndorf: where "Silent night" was composed

    by globetrott Written Feb 10, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is another great place to visit when you are travelling to Salzburg and have half a day to spare: Why dont you just take an excursion to Oberndorf bei Salzburg, where the famous Christmas-song was composed and performed for the first time in the so-called "Silent-Night-chapel"
    The original church does not exist anymore, it was damaged by high floods of the river Salzach and was replaced by a small chapel, that you may visit freely and without restrictions during the day. Opposite of that chapel you will see the town-museum that shows also lots of interesting facts and exhibits about the rafting on the river Salzach, that was a priviledge for the town of Oberndorf for several centuries : nobody else was allowed to take the precious salt down the river Salzach.
    Across the river there is Lauffen, in Germany, a different village, although it looks like another part of Oberndorf
    There is a Silent Night-museum and of course the main exhibits in this museum are dedicated to the famous song, that was translated into lots of different languages and you could also hear many samples there, you will see the different disc-labels etc.
    Another very important and interesting part of the museum is dedicated to the transportation of the salt, that was precious like gold in medieval times.

    This museum is open for visitors
    daily from 09.00am till 04.00pm
    the last 4 weeks before Christmas untill 06.00pm
    It is closed all of February !!
    entrance-fee is 2,50 euros p.p. 1,50 for children
    5,80 is a family-card
    This museum is free for holders of SALZBURG-CARD !

    --------------HOW TO GET THERE-----------------

    Salzburger Lokalbahn LB is the small side-trainline to Oberndorf, it starts at Salzburg Lokalbahnhof, a side-part of Hauptbahnhof and within 25 minutes you will get to Oberndorf easily and the train will take you to the centre of the village, maybe 300 meters to walk to the famous Stille-Nacht-chapel.
    S1 & S11 are the numbers of the trains and the stations are called :
    Salzburg Lokalbahn - Bergheim - Anthering - Oberndorf
    I dont know the price of the ticket, but it cant be much, in any case the ticket will be included in Interrail- Eurail and other pre-paid-traintickets for Austria !

    --------------
    Trains are leaving every full and half hour from Salzburg!
    and always at 20 and 50 min after the full hour
    from Oberndorf

    Of course it is easy and convenient to get to Oberndorf by car from Salzburg or other places closeby. Especially, when you like to do it in a daytrip combined with other destinations in the area like Burghausen (largest castle in Europe), Tittmoning , Fûcking etc.
    As soon as you are in Oberndorf, you simply have to watch out for "Bauernbrau" in order to find the right place where to leave the mainroad through the town and take the side-street to Stille-Nacht-Platz.
    There you will find a large parking-area (free of charge, but restricted to 1,5 hours parking)

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Zell am See: a taste of Hundertwasser

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Yes, even in Zell am See you will be able to get "a taste" of Friedensreich Hundertwasser: There is the Hundertwasser Austria Brunnen in the surroundings of the Park Hotel Zell am See, next to the lake. It looks quite interesting and colorfull like all works by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and you will be able to walk there all day and night. The water is pumped to the very top and will finally flow down in these stonebridges, thats all.
    It is quite easy to get to Zell am See by train and the trainstation is also right in the middle of the village and just a few meters from the lake, the Zeller See. You will find some lockers for your luggage at this station and you can change there as well to the narrow-gauge trains of Pinzgauerbahn that takes you to Krimmler Wasserfaelle, the highest waterfalls of Austria.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Zell am See: Schloss Prielau

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Schloss Prielau is a great sight and also a luxury hotel in the north of Zell am See !
    When you have a car and explore the area around Zell am See and the Zellersee, this might be a great place for a stop for a few minutes, or even longer, when you are hungry and are looking for a great cafe and restaurant:
    Schloss Prielau is a scenic castle or rather a palace and it is mainly used as a hotel and restaurant nowadays. I went there and had a look around, also the interior is very interesting and the garden-restaurant is a great place to relax far away from the trafic noises.
    In the backyard of that hotel there is also an interesting,old church, see it in my last 2 photos.
    It was interesting for me to learn that this palace is owned by the Porsche-family and the hotelguests can use the hotel's own Porsche Cayenne in wintertime and a Porsche Boxter in summertime !

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Luxury Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Kaprun: Burg Fischhorn

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is Burg Fischhorn / Fischorn Castle in Kaprun. Unfortunately I came out of the opening-times, but at least I could walk around the castle on a small path, there are a lot of carparking-spaces as well and there was also a place in the wall where I could take a sneak into the innercourt, (my last photo).
    b.t.w.: when driving to the castle you will pass by the car-museum of the Sporthotel, just watch out for the train standing in the garden of the hotel !
    This castle is a bit OUTside of the village, but you can see it already from a long distance !

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Kaprun: Sigmund-Klamm

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Klamm is the german word for a gorge and close to Salzburg this might be the most scenic gorge for you: Sigmund-Klamm is an interesting sight that you really should not miss when coming to Kaprun and Zell am See. It is an easy walk and you have to pay some small entrance-fee before you will be able to walk over and along a fresh mountain-stream making its way through the rocks. At the end of the Sigmund-Klamm you can decide, whether you go back all the way that you came through the Klamm or you might take another path through the woods as well.
    The total walkingtime from the carpark through the Klamm and back will be around 1,5 hours.

    -----------------------------------
    Sigmundklamm is open for visitors:
    from end of May till end of September
    daily from 09.00am-05.0pm
    entrancefee was 3,30 euros in 2009

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Kaprun: a great carmuseum

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This might be a great sight for all tourists, who love to see old vintage-cars: Vötter's Fahrzeugmuseum in Kaprun is an interesting museum inside the hotel Sport-Kristall in Kaprun & that is just a few km from Zell am See. The museum shows about 150 cars and even the smallest space of the museum-halls are filled with a car. You will find a lot of cars that you might remember from a long time ago, and most of them are are not "shining" like in other museums, but they rather look like beeing placed in a private garage, waiting to be repaired or so.
    I really enjoyed this place, it is just a pity that some of the most precious cars you almost cannot take a photo of, because they are hidden behind many other cars.
    It is not easy to find this museum, except that you drive through the village of Kaprun in direction to the castle and stop at the Hotel Sport-Kristall, that also has an ancient train of the emperor standing in its frontyard.
    -----------------------------------
    The museum is open daily
    10.00am - 06.00pm

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Monatsschloessl in Hellbrunn: a great museum

    by globetrott Updated Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The so-called Adrian-Stube in Monatsschloessel shows a livingroom in a traditional farmhouse of the 17th or 18th century. on my other pictures you will see various wardrobes, beautifully decorated with ornate paintings and wood-carvings. Of course such furniture was found mainly in farmhouses of rich farmers and it was inherited from generation to generation.
    There are also some great traditional costumes displayed in the museum of Monatsschlössl and on the total you might need about 2 extra hours in order the enjoy this museum !

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo

    Monatsschloesschen in Hellbrunn

    by globetrott Written Jan 31, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Monatsschloesschen in Hellbrunn got its name by the fact that is was built within a single month in 1615. It is about 50 meters above the ordinary level of Schloss Hellbrunn and quite a rough path through the woods will take you there within 15-20 minutes.
    In any case it is really worth to see this other museum as well, it shows many exhibits of local customs in Austria, that you will hardly find in any other museum : furniture, piety, popular medicine and a some beautiful traditional costumes !
    Hellbrunn is in the outskirts of the city of Salzburg, go there by car or by the public bus, it is just a short distance from the citycentre !

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • ang121's Profile Photo

    Hike in Berchtesgaden

    by ang121 Written Oct 8, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I took a local bus (only 4 Euros) about 45 minute from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden. Then I hiked up to the top of the mountain where Hitler's Eagles Nest is. I recommend this trip for all people. It's not a bad hike for all people.

    Kehlstein hike
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Traunkircken

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 26, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Inspired by poets because of its scenic beauty, Traunkirchen adorns the western shore of the tranquil and unspoilt Lake Traunse. Forming part of the Austrian Romantic Road area, the village juts out into the lake, like a small island and is dominated by a church, overlooking the lake. This church originally formedpart of an 11th century Benedictiine Abbey, later to be rebuilt by the Jesuit Fathers. Here can be seen the 'Fishermans' Pulpit' representing the Apostl'e ship.

    Traunkircken

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Grossglockner Road

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 26, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
    (3,798 m) is Austria's highest mountain and located in Europe's largest alpine national park. It dominates Austria's mightiest mountains, the Hohe Tauern, looming above the longest and most symmetrical glacier in the East Alps, the Pasterze.
    Be warned about the weather though -I've lost count of the number of times we started out on this road in brilliant sunshine, only to arrive in cloud cover at the top :-((

    grossglocker path

    Was this review helpful?

Bundesland Salzburg Hotels

Top Bundesland Salzburg Hotels

Salzburg Hotels
2584 Reviews - 5964 Photos
Zell am See Hotels
135 Reviews - 527 Photos
Badgastein Hotels
67 Reviews - 152 Photos
Sankt Gilgen Hotels
40 Reviews - 115 Photos
Krimml Hotels
56 Reviews - 228 Photos
Kaprun Hotels
29 Reviews - 163 Photos
Strobl Hotels
13 Hotels
Fuschl am See Hotels
1 Review - 8 Photos
Flachau Hotels
8 Reviews - 21 Photos
Abtenau Hotels
3 Reviews - 8 Photos
Mittersill Hotels
10 Reviews - 39 Photos
Filzmoos Hotels
2 Reviews - 7 Photos
Werfenweng Hotels
3 Hotels
Wals Hotels
15 Hotels
Wald im Pinzgau Hotels
1 Hotel

Instant Answers: Bundesland Salzburg

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

23 travelers online now

Comments

Bundesland Salzburg Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Bundesland Salzburg off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bundesland Salzburg sightseeing.
Map of Bundesland Salzburg