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Day Trips from Salzburg

By Viator, February 2014

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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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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

On this Salzburg Super Saver, three popular tours become one memorable Bavarian Alps adventure, offering you great value for money. With your professional ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.70
$182.11 Save $59.41

Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 236 Reviews

Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler's retreat, the Eagles Nest, on this half-day trip to Bavaria. Journey through spectacular scenery along the ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.45

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 Reviews

Salzburg Super Saver combines two half-day trips into one memorable day offering great value for money. Start the morning with a tour through the Bavarian ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.58
$113.66 Save $18.08

Werfen Ice Caves Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 106 Reviews

Visit the largest Ice Caves in the world on this memorable afternoon trip from Salzburg. Your tour meanders south along the picturesque Salzach Valley towards ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.66

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 134 Reviews

Journey through the Bavarian Alps, via the Alpenstrasse, along the King's Lake River to the Obersalzberg. Here, the highlight of your tour awaits as you tour ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Combine two popular Salzburg tours and enjoy a full Salzburg experience! With your professional guide, spend time in the Austrian Alps experiencing the ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.58
$113.66 Save $18.08

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

Enjoy a quintessential Christmas experience on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a tiny village near Schladming during this day trip from Salzburg. Travel along ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.58

Private Tour: Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the breathtaking views from the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) in the Bavarian Alps on this private tour. Traveling from Salzburg, pass picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.58

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

On the Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour, experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.66

Private Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Spend an afternoon in Austria's fairy tale winter wonderland on a private horse-drawn sleigh ride through the picturesque countryside around Salzburg. This ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.51

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