Places to visit in Salzburg – Discover the city and province of Salzburg

Visit some of the attractions near to the Vitalhotel Tauernhof in Grossarl in Salzburger Land, and take some wonderful memories back home from your holiday.

In the province of Salzburg and in the city itself, there are lots of exciting places to visit on summer or winter holidays. Many of them are very easy to get to from the Tauernhof in the Grossarl Valley.

Places to visit and summer holidays in the Grossarltal region

Whilst on summer holidays at the Hotel Tauernhof, enjoy fantastic days out with your family in the mountains and in the wonderful nature.



Here is a short selection of attractions in Grossarl and highlights in Salzburger Land that are certainly worth a visit:


Grossarl outdoor pool

The Grossarl outdoor pool is just a stone’s throw from the Vitalhotel Tauernhof and is open from 9:00 to 19:30 daily if the weather is nice.

A remarkable leisure centre and wonderful outdoor pool in the “Valley of Alms” offering bathing fun for all the family, with its non-swimmer area, sports pool, wide slide, diving boards, children’s pool with chute, sunbathing lawns, restaurant and more.

Panoramabahn Grossarltal lift

Discover one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Grossarltal region, the “Valley of Alms”.

The Grossarltal 6-seater gondola lift starts very close to the Hotel Tauernhof, and takes you up to a height of 1850 m above sea level in just a few minutes. From here there are countless hiking opportunities and some interesting mountain bike routes.

Großglockner High Alpine Road

More than 50,000,000 people have come and experienced this impressive Alpine road, by car, motorbike, or bus. The trip to the top is a rare display of nature, taking you through different vegetation zones around the highest mountain in Austria, from cornfields through to glacial ice.

New: From 2017, the SalzburgerLand Card means you can enjoy either a 24-hour Salzburg card for the city of Salzburg, or a free trip on the Großglockner High Alpine Road!

Ferleiten Animal Park

Right at the bottom of the Großglockner High Alpine Road is a 15 Hectare animal park, home to more than 200 animals that have the region as their habitat. In the middle, there is a large pool with plenty of places to sit and rest, and a viewing tower. There are informative notices telling you about the flora and fauna of the Alps.

Kaprun hydroelectric power station

Hydroelectric power has a long, eventful history in Austria, and at the Kaprun power station you can enjoy a fascinating trip into the mountains to the shimmering turquoise water of the high altitude reservoirs. Find out more about the use of hydroelectric energy and its benefits on a tour of the dam, or in the electricity and ice exhibition.


Werfen ice caves

The largest ice caves in the world are in Salzburger Land. At the “Eisriesenwelt” you can see amazing ice pillars and slabs. Equipped with a carbide lamp, head up into the eternal ice. The sculptures in the ice palace are sure to take your breath away.


Hohenwerfen Castle

The Hohenwerfen Castle stands enthroned on a 113 m high block of rock. A visit here becomes an exciting experience for all the family with its falconry display, falconry museum, knights’ tournaments, knights’ banquet, armoury, and castle dungeons.


Krimmler waterfalls

Austria’s only natural monument holding a European diploma! You need to see these waterfalls for yourself. They are the highest in Europe, with a total fall height of over 300 m and are the 5th highest waterfalls in the world, beating the Victoria Falls and Niagara Falls in their height.

Other great places to visit in Salzburger Land

As well as the highlights in the region, there are lots of other things to discover in Salzburger Land. Here is just a small selection of other places to visit in the region:

Mozart’s city of Salzburg

A city full of culture, sights, and a unique zest for life. Even people who think they know Mozart’s city can always discover something new here. Attractions such as the “Haus der Natur” science museum, Hellbrunn zoo, Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart’s birthplace, and Mirabell Palace to name but a few.


Hüttschlag head of the valley

Hüttschlag is in the Hohe Tauern National Park and offers fantastic hiking routes, but also a range of fishing possibilities. Sport and leisure fishermen are in their element here for flyfishing.


“Salzwelten Hallein” salt mines

To the south of the city of Salzburg, via the picturesque town of Hallein on the Dürrnberg mountain, is one of the oldest mines in the world that is open to visitors. Hidden in the Dürrnberg mountain is also the reason behind the legendary wealth of the historic city of Salzburg. Discover the exciting history of the “white gold” for yourself!


Badgastein spa

The charming, green, wide Gasteinertal valley is worth a visit in itself. However, this valley, steeped in legend, is also home to a true gem: the spa resort of Badgastein, built on a rocky slope. There are wonderful hiking paths and the Badgastein thermal baths are a real hit for families, especially on rainy days in summer and cold winter days.


The “Gut Aiderbichl” estate

A great place for animal lovers to visit! This picturesque farm has become something of an ark when it comes to protection of animals. Gut Aiderbichl has become renowned, and this is small wonder; the happy faces around its animals, and the message it gives about caring for weaker animals is truly inspiring.

The Königssee lake

The Königssee lake with its crystal clear emerald green water stretches out in neighbouring Berchtesgadener Land, and has a truly fabulous, enchanting ambience, very inviting for swimming and enjoying beautiful boat trips.


Watzmann thermal baths

A paradise for your senses: the Watzmann thermal baths in Berchtesgaden have a water surface area of 900 m², combining bathing fun, health, wellness, and sport in all sorts of ways. The attractive architecture of the building incorporates a lot of glass, wood, and fresh colours that blend harmoniously with the picturesque surroundings that were its inspiration in many ways.


This is a place where the scenery itself is the attraction. The unique landscape of lakes and mountains is home to a range of exciting places to visit, with settlements that are thousands of years old, and a cultural history to match. The Salzkammergut comprises 10 regions in 3 Austrian provinces, and has something for everyone.

The SalzburgerLand Card for the Salzburg region

A card that covers the whole region. The SalzburgerLand Card for the Salzburg region gives you free entry to over 190 attractions throughout the province and the city of Salzburg, a remarkable investment that is surely worth it.


Our 4* Vitalhotel Tauernhof in Grossarl – The ideal place to stay for lots of popular tourist sights in Salzburg

Discover the unique nature of the Grossarltal region and the surrounding mountains in Salzburger Land, and marvel at the many attractions in the city and province of Salzburg.

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Summer in Grossarl


Spring awakening & wellness hiking weeks

Experience the awakening of spring in the Grossarltal and enjoy the fresh, clear mountain air on hikes in the mountains in the area around our health & wellness hotel. Being healthy, getting some exercise, and simply feeling great and relaxing are what wellness hiking weeks at the Tauernhof are all about.


Mountain summer dream

Fresh mountain air, wonderful scenery, great hiking routes, and welcoming Alpine inns, a true mountain summer dream in Grossarl with 7 relaxing nights staying at the Hotel Tauernhof.