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Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

Step back in time to the Middle Ages at Hohenwerfen Castle, a former fortification built in the 11th century and located on a steep peak high above the Salzach valley in the Pongau region of Salzburg. Choose between options that include a funicular ride up to and down from the castle, or make your own way up to the 155-meter (509-foot) peak with a 15-minute walk through light woodland.  Don’t forget to explore the arsenal, belfry, and royal apartment to see what life back then must have looked like. Besides discovering what the fortress has to offer, another highlight of your visit will definitely be a stunning flight demonstration by the historic State Falconry Center. Primarily, they show domestic birds of prey in free flight. You will also get access to the Austrian Falconry Museum, which is currently hosting the “Where Eagles Dare” exhibition in the Pump Vaults. Don't miss out on the interactive “The Legend Of Jack, Witches and Wizards in Salzburg” exhibition, nor the exhibition on the architectural history of the fortress. Bring your kids along to explore the fortress grounds, and take them on a fun riddle rally.

Salzburg: River Rafting Trip for Beginners

Salzburg: River Rafting Trip for Beginners

Make a splash with this beginners whitewater rafting trip. Discover some great Salzburg scenery and enjoy varied water sections across this 10km tour. After a short 20 minute drive from the meeting point, begin your tour in the shadow of the imposing Hohenwerfen Castle. Your rafting guide will give you all the equipment you need to ensure you're safe and set for the water. Then, its time to make your journey up the river underneath the Tennen and Hagen mountains. Enjoy a route featuring beautiful sandbanks, as well as some faster surge and splashing sections too. Take advantage of the opportunity to jump out of the boat during the route and swim in the river. Enjoy fun for all the family on this whitewater adventure.

Salzburg: Sound of Music Private Half-Day Tour

Salzburg: Sound of Music Private Half-Day Tour

The 1965 musical The Sound of Music was a worldwide hit, using stunning settings that were as captivating as the storyline itself, and this tour gives you the chance to explore some of them first-hand.  Photo stops at film sites like Leopoldskron Palace, the gazebo in the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace, and time-depending pass by the actual Villa Trapp. The last part of the tour takes you via scenic mountain roads to Mondsee, to visit the cathedral where the romantic wedding in the movie was filmed - a perfect place to end a perfect day.

Werfen Ice Caves & Hohenwerfen Castle Private Tour

Werfen Ice Caves & Hohenwerfen Castle Private Tour

Visit the world’s largest ice cave or the more than 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Castle. The stunning ice world of Werfen (near Salzburg) is the largest in the world. On this tour, accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover a world of glaciers with fascinating ice figures and truly impressive proportions. After about 20 minutes on foot from the Bergstrasse, you’ll arrive at the funicular which will take you toward the cave entrance. From there, it’s about a 30-minute walk to the cave, where the tour guide will take you on a walk through the world’s largest ice cave. You won’t want to miss out on a spectacular natural attraction of this magnitude! Alternatively, at this point, you’ll have the possibility to visit the medieval Hohenwerfen Castle, one of the best-preserved of its kind. Daily guided tours and an awe-inspiring look at resident birds of prey (every day at 3:15) will make this excursion an unforgettable experience.

Private Tour From Salzburg to Zell am See: A Day of Alpine

Private Tour From Salzburg to Zell am See: A Day of Alpine

Discover the enchanting Alpine village of Zell am See on a full-day private tour from Salzburg. Start your day with a visit to the impressive Burg Hohenwerfen, a medieval castle in Werfen. Explore the castle’s rich history and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding alpine landscapes. Then, head to the picturesque village of Zell am See, nestled beside the pristine Lake Zell, where you can take a leisurely walk along the lakefront promenade or explore the charming town center. This tour offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Learn about various locations, witness unique attractions and bond with nature while hearing intriguing stories from a local guide.

Private Tour in Salzburg and Surrounding Area

Private Tour in Salzburg and Surrounding Area

In this private tour you will be driven around with a glass-roof vehicles (van or limousine) and drive and guide you for 8 hours in and around Salzburg. This means that you can go to the lake district area of Salzburg, the village of Werfen where you have the possibility to visit the biggest ice cave of the world, or the fortress of Werfen.  Your guide/driver will focus on your interest and propose and stop at the most beautiful spots and give you historically, or funny background stories and will give you suggestions of avoiding the tourist traps and take you off the beaten track. The price is per van (up to 8 passengers) and includes the guide/driver and all of driving, parking, etc. 

The Hills Are Alive Private "Do-Re-Mi" Tour

The Hills Are Alive Private "Do-Re-Mi" Tour

On this excursion you will explore Salzburg and its beautiful surroundings on the traces of the world-famous musical “The Sound of Music”. Start your day with a walk through the Mirabell gardens, famous across the world for the Do-Re-Mi scenes filmed here. See the Pegasus fountain, dwarf garden as well as statues from Roman and Greek mythology and stunning, formal patterned flower beds. Drive up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city, immortalised in Do-Re-Mi, with a fantastic view over the entire city of Salzburg and its millennium fortress. Back in your luxury minivan have a photo stop near Maria’s Abbey (Nonnberg Abbey) on your way to Leopoldskron Palace (boat scene and pink lemonade at the terrace). After a short stop at Leopoldskron drive on to the palace of Hellbrunn where you have the chance to visit the original gazebo and gardens. Then, leave the city driving south into the stunning Bavarian mountains where they filmed the opening scene. Now is your chance to spin in a field in the original area from the opening scene of The Hills are Alive. Journey off the beaten track down a scenic country road along the river Salzach and through the narrow gorges of the Lueg pass to Werfen where you will head to the top of the Sound of Music trail, the picnic spot from the movie. Enjoy a short rest here and its magnificent panorama view.  The final part of the tour takes you through the Austrian lake district via the scenic roads, where parts of the opening scene where filmed, and on to the “Sound of Music” wedding cathedral in Mondsee where the romantic wedding scene was filmed.

Rafting Tour Salzburg

Rafting Tour Salzburg

Rafting tour Salzburg 3 hours The rafting tour starts right at the foot of the imposing Hohenwerfen Castle and takes us to Stegenwald, surrounded by the impressive walls of the Tennen and Hagen mountains. Fun for the whole family! Duration: 3 hours (1.5 hours pure river time) Prerequisite: Swimmer, at least 6 years old BRING WITH YOU Swimwear, towel & shower things Services: + rafting tour + state-certified raft guide + all equipment + transfer from base camp There are different tour options.

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