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Day Trips from Salzburg

By Viator, March 2015

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There’s so much to do around Salzburg, from visiting romantic castles to exploring salt mines, ice caves or the house of a despot; and that’s all before discovering the staggering natural beauty of the Alps surrounding the city.

The Sound of Music

Salzburg and the lakeland region are synonymous with The Sound of Music, so here’s a chance to tour the locations of many of the movie’s scenes and admire the majestic alpine scenery at the same time, as much of the landscape around St Gilgen and the beautiful Salzkammergut (Lake District) found its way into the film. Leopoldskron Castle provided a home for the Von Trapp family, the troublesome Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, and Maria and the Baron were married in the church in Mondsee, a photogenic town of brightly painted wooden houses.

Bavarian Mountains, Eagle’s Nest and Salt Mines

For an action-packed day of discovery, combine three of Salzburg’s most popular tours and save money into the bargain. Head for Obersalzberg in the Bavarian Alps to discover Hitler’s infamous retreat at Eagle’s Nest, perched high over a spectacular alpine valley. Combine this with a raft ride across the eerie subterranean lake at Hallein salt mines before falling in love with the lush scenery around Königssee (King’s Lake) and touring the picture-perfect Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden.

Werfen Ice Caves

Warm clothing is advised to tour the Eisriesenwelt cave system at Werfen. The world’s largest ice caves are approached by a scenic drive through the Salzach Valley and a spectacular cable-car ride before culminating in a steep 500-foot (134 m) climb, so stout shoes and a level of fitness are required. The reward for the uphill trek is a mystical world of sparkling ice formations in a series of cathedral-like caverns. This tour is not available in winter.

Christmas Markets Tour

Get into the festive spirit and discover the traditional Christmas markets in some of the Salzkammergut’s cutest villages. First stop is Strobel for the village’s renowned nativity scene, festooned with flickering candles and Christmas trees. A boat trip across the lake leads to the romantic market at St Wolfgang, heralded by illuminated stars and giant lanterns along the shoreline and backed by snowy Alpine peaks. Last stop is St Gilgen to buy gingerbread and sample heartwarming glühwien.

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Private Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 hours

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Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 173 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours

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Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $68.26

Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 308 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $62.57

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 124 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $47.78

Bavarian Mountains and Obersalzberg Tour from Salzburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 36 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $47.78
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