Lake Königssee

Lake Königssee, Germany’s cleanest lake, situated at the highest altitude (603 m) is located in the centre of the Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria. Lake Königssee, which is 190 m deep and about 8 km long, is surrounded by impressive mountains, like the Watzmann, the second highest mountain in Bavaria.

Info:
Tourist Information Schönau a. Königssee
Rathausplatz 1
D-83471 Schönau a. Königssee
Tel. +49 (0) 86 52 - 17 60

Internet: www.koenigssee.com

Schafberg Cog Railway

The steepest cog railway of Austria runs since 1893 from St. Wolfgang up the Schafberg. In 40 minutes it surmounts 1190 metres of altitude and 5.85 km. – The steam locomotives are among the oldest in the world. Travel time: 40 minutes, all trains transport from 20 passengers, reservations are recommended.

Info:
Tel. +43 (0) 6138 22 32-0

Internet: www.schafbergbahn.at

Boat Trip on Lake Wolfgangsee

The paddle steamer Kaiser Franz Josef I was first launched into Lake Wolfgangsee in 1873 and was hailed as a technical accomplishment. At the moment, the fleet comprises six motor boats. The largest boat is the "Österreich", which holds 365 passengers. The fleet operates the whole year round and ferries between St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang.

 

Info:
Salzkammergutbahn GmbH
Markt 35
5360
St. Wolfgang
Telefon: +43 (0) 6138 22 32-0

Internet: www.schafbergbahn.at

Dachstein Sky Walk

The observation platform is located at 2,400 m on the Dachstein glacier and offers an impressive panoramic view. The Sky Walk overhangs the cliff of the Hunerkogel mountain; parts of the floor are made of glass – an unparallelled view both all around and downward!

Info:
Dachstein Gletscherbahn Ramsau
Tel. +43 (0) 3687-22042-810
Wettertelefon: +43 (0) 3687-22042-555

Internet: www.planai.at

Krimml Waterfalls

This is the highest waterfall of Europe, with a total height of over 300 m and the fifth highest waterfall in the world. A path provided by the Alpine Club leads to the 3 steps of the waterfall and opens up a unique insight into the water world. Open from the end of April to the end of October.

Info:
Tel. +43 (0) 6564 7212

Internet: www.wasserfaelle-krimml.at

Hohenwerfen Castle

The 900-year old Hohenwerfen Castle offers a comprehensive range of programs: castle tours with arms exhibition, a stylish castle inn, a knighs shop, the historical state falconry with daily flight demonstrations, the first Austrian state falconry museum, regularly changing special exhibitions.

Info:
Tel. +43 (0) 6468 7603

Internet: www.salzburg-burgen.at

World of Ice Giants in Werfen

The largest ice caves in the world – a unique natural spectacle of rock and ice. Open early May until the end of October.

Info:
Tel. +43 (0) 6468 5248

Internet: www.eisriesenwelt.at

Hellbrunn Castle and Trick Fountains

In addition to the beautiful park with the castle and children’s playground, the trick fountains in particular are also a great experience. You never know what is coming at you next at the trick fountains. Only this much is certain: it is fun. Automatic water features, caves, fountains – Markus Sittikus had an installation built with which he amazed, entertained and tricked his guests. Experience a unique cultural gem that doesn’t exist anywhere else in this form. The season starts at the beginning of April and continues until the end of October.

Info:
Schlossverwaltung Hellbrunn
Fürstenweg 37
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43 (0) 662 82 03 72-0

Internet: www.hellbrunn.at