Excursions, Slights, Attractions and More
in Salzburger Land
Maishofen in the middle of Salzburger Pinzgau is the ideal starting point for various excursions and activities. Whether towards the city of Mozart, Salzburg, Bavaria, Tirol or the Upper Pinzgau region - you can find interesting, entertaining and educational excursion destinations, sights, natural spectacles, attractions and more everywhere you go.
Here are a few recommendations from us:
The mountain city, Zell am See
The charming and sweet Alpine town Zell am See, surrounded by one of the most impressive mountain backdrops, makes and excellent day trip. Saunter along the lake promenade, take a nice stroll through the town with its many shops or go on a boat ride across Lake Zell where you can enjoy both the fresh breeze and the stunning views of the mountain scenery - in any case, an experience for your summer holiday in Salzburger Land. Additionally, there are countless restaurants which invite you in for a culinary adventure.
Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs
At a height of around 2,000 metres - nestled between the rock faces of the Hohen Tauern - are the reservoirs Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden. These can be reached by bus or the Lärchwand-Schrägaufzug lift. On a reservoir wall guided rout of the 107m high and almost 500 metre-wide reservoir wall of the Moosner-Sperre, those interested have the unique opportunity to discover the inner workings of the structure. Duration of the tour: around 1 hour, daily from 10am-3.15pm.
Ferleiten Animal and Leisure Park
Directly on the Großglockner road in front of the toll station, the "Wildlife and Leisure Park Ferleiten" invites you to visit. More than 200 animals, native to the Alps, live here, and educational and display boards provide information about the flora and fauna in the region. Walking time through the park lasts around one hour. A large lake in the middle of the park with a viewing tower provides ample opportunities to have a pleasant and relaxing rest. The leisure park with countless play possibilities, dwarf bar and restaurant provide not only fun, but also refreshment!
Großglockner & High Alpine Roads
Even driving on one of the most famous roads in Europe is an unforgettable experience. The “dream road of the Alps”, as this is not wrongly called, leads through the Hohe Taurern National Park to the highest mountain in Austria - the 3,798 metre-high Großglockner. Over 48 kilometres and 36 bends, the road leads to the “Edelweißspitze” (around 2,500 m). After a ride with the Glacier Cable Car and a half-hour hike, you reach the Pasterze - 9km of perpetual ice!