Sights & Excursions

Zell am See is also ideally place for a variety of excursions. Thanks to the good road and rail connections, you can get to lots of lovely destinations within an hour.


  • Burg Kaprun
  • Burg Mauterndorf and Hohenwerfen
  • Ice Giant Realm
  • Grossglockner and Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • Hochkoenig
  • Krimmler Waterfalls/li>
  • Hohe Tauern National Park
  • Salzkammergut
  • Schmittenhoehe
  • Ferleiten wildlife park

The city of Salzburg also provides plenty of sights for EVERYONE to enjoy. Over 200 sights are included in the Salzburg Card!


The Großglockner High Alpine Road is the most popular excursion destination in Austria

The most famous road in the Alps takes you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. This Alpine road is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Austria. Spanning 48 kilometres this Alpine road, which has 36 switchbacks, an altitude ascent of some 2504 metres, awaits to provide a very special driving experience and experience of the natural surroundings! You cross through the unique mountains with their blossoming Alpine meadows, aromatic mountain forests, impressive cliffs and eternal ice up to the foot of the Grossglockner, to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs- Höhe!


In the hunt for treasure in Hallein Salt Mines

In earlier times salt was described as white gold. In fact, it was millions of years ago in Dürrnberg near Hallein that this treasure for the Salzburg region was formed. Some 2500 years ago the Celts mined this wonderful gift from the mountains, as the impressive trails that they left behind testify.

In the oldest mine in the world which is open to visitors, in Salzburgerland, young visitors from the age of four and old visitors alike can head out on a treasure hunt - and follow the mysterious, ancient caves which took the miners kilometre upon kilometre into the mystical mountain ...

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress is very eye-catching, nestling high above the Baroque towers of the city. As a landmark which can be seen from quite a distance, the fortress is a distinctive part of the world-famous outline of the city of Salzburg. It cuts an impressive figure for visitors, from quite a distance, and history comes alive within its thick walls.


Mozart's birth house

On 27th January 1756, in Hagenauer Haus, Getreidegasse No. 9, Salzburg’s wonder kid Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. He and his sister Nannerl and his parents lived here until 1773. These days there is a museum in Mozart’s birth house which is open year-round.

For a total of 26 years - between 1747 and 1773 - Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart lived on the third floor of Hagenauer Haus in Getreidegasse number 9. The house is named after its owner and friend of Mozart, trader and spice trader Johann Lorenz Hagenauer. On 27th January 1756 the world-famous Wolfang Amadeus Mozart was born. The museum in Mozart’s birth house in Getreidegasse
In 1880 the International Mozart Foundation set up a museum in Mozart’s birth house. This has been systematically renovated over the last few decades. It has become a cultural meeting point attracting thousands of visitors to Salzburg every year. It is not for nothing that Mozart’s birth house is one of the most visited sights in Austria.


Salzburg Zoo

Open in the winter too!
Salzburg Zoo is always worth a visit – not just in summer, but in winter too! Many of our animals are active during the colder months of the year and can be seen outside. The snow leopard, red panda, and wolverine love the ice and the snow – since it provides great conditions for digging, sliding, hiding and running about. Our animal houses are also open, providing a place for people and animals to warm up.

Salzburg Zoo – home to 140 animals from across the globe!

The unique landscape at Hellbrunner Berg with its steep cliffs on one side and rolling hills into the pastures on the other, is home to some 1200 animals in Salzburg Zoo.

Animals which are native to this area and exotic animals - from the Alpine ibex to the zebra mongoose live on an area spanning some 14 hectares in facilities which are natural and expansive.

Salzburg Festival

These are the world-renowned and each year they are a highlight in cultural life: the Salzburg Festival. In summer the Mozart city is transformed into a big stage, for several weeks.  

International stars like Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Riccardo Muti  attract culture-vultures and high society to Salzburg. Since its inception in 1920, the Salzburg Festival has stood out with the highest quality music and commitment to international artists.

Every summer there are over 200 events, attended by more than 250,000 visitors. The signature feature of the Salzburg Festival is the All-comers’ theatre on the Domplatz. There are also numerous operatic productions and concerts on the programme. You might make the most of the free offer provided by the Siemens Fest Spiel Nauml;chte on the Kapitelplatz.