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The beautiful city of Salzburg - The Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Mirabell garden

Excursion destination around the Aktivhotel Alpendorf

Due to its central location in the Salzburg region, St. Johann is an ideal starting point for excursions to the numerous destinations and sights of the region. We will be happy to advise you in your selection of the numerous natural and cultural sights.

Liechtenstein gorge in St. Johann im Pongau

Legendary gorge in St. Johann im Pongau
Legendary gorge in the middle of the Salzburg region. Can be reached from the hotel via a forest trail in approx. 30 minutes on foot.

Distance: 3 km
Website: www.liechtensteinklamm.at

In the heart of the Salzburg region you can take your own picture of the Liechtenstein gorge, where you will find not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the deepest and longest gorges in the Alps. Due to a rockfall, the Lichtensteinklamm is closed for the whole summer season 2018.

Hallein salt mine

Salt mine in Hallein
The oldest public mine in the world in Hallein.

Distance: 45 km
Website: www.salzwelten.at

Salt used to be referred to as "white gold": and in fact the deposits originating millions of years ago in Dürrnberg near Hallein formed the region's treasure trove. Approximately 2500 years ago the Celts were already mining this valuable substance, as can be seen by the impressive evidence they left behind.

Giant ice caves in Werfen

Giant ice caves in Werfen
Visit the unique natural spectacle of rock and ice in Werfen.

30 km
Website: www.eisriesenwelt.at

Visit a unique natural spectacle of rock and ice! As with all caves, the formation took place over a very long period of time. The first cracks and chasms in the chalk cliffs were already formed during the mountain upheavals approximately 100 million years ago and have been enlarged and sculpted by chemical dispersal and water erosion over the millennia. They were even submitted for the “7 New Wonders of the World”!

Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen castle with falconry with daily flight exhibitions
Those looking for adventure and culture enthusiasts will certainly find what they are looking for at Hohenwerfen Castle.

Distance: 30 km
Website: www.salzburg-burgen.at

Visitors can expect a wide range of entertainment and experiences. From guided tours of the castle to a weapons exhibition, a romantic castle tavern, a knight's room above the historic State Falconry complete with daily flight exhibitions, the 1st Austrian State Falconry museum right up to a regularly changing assortment of special exhibitions.

City of Salzburg

Festival halls in Salzburg
A visit to the Mozart and festival city of Salzburg is simply a must.

Distance: 60 km
Website: www.salzburg.info

Hohensalzburg Fortress 
The Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077, is the largest fully intact fortress in central Europe. Particularly worth seeing are the medieval state rooms and the fortress museum. Since 1892,the fortress has been conveniently accessible from Festungsgasse via a funicular.

This medieval Bishop's palace took its current form at the end of the 16th century and is presented in early baroque splendour. Visit the eleven state rooms - the previous representation and living chambers of the Salzburg Prince Archbishops.

Mozart's birthplace 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on 27 January 1756. The exhibition rooms invite visitors into the living quarters of the Mozart family and document living conditions in Mozart’s time. Included in the exhibition are original instruments owned by Mozart, portraits and letters.

Festival Halls
Take a look behind the scenes at the Salzburg Festival. Our tour takes you through the foyers, the viewing rooms and across the stages of the large and small Festival Halls.

Hellbrunn Palace and trick fountains 
The Hellbrun Palace with its large park and trick fountains is one of the loveliest examples of manieristic architecture north of the Alps and is one of a kind in Europe.

Stiegls Brauwelt/Brewery 
The Stieglbrauerei in Salzburg is Austria‘s largest private brewery and takes its visitors on an entertaining voyage of discovery into the millennia-old world of the cultural drink beer. Marvel at the exhibition “World of Beers”, the biggest beer tower in the world and discover how beer is brewed.

In the cliffs of the Mönchsberg is the entrance to the Mönchsberg lift which takes you up to the Mönchsberg terrace, one of the loveliest viewpoints in Salzburg.

Grossglockner high alpine road with Franz-Josefs-Höhe

Franz-Josefs-Höhe with a panorama of the majestic Großglockner
The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the Grossglockner.

Distance: 45 km
Website: www.grossglockner.at

At 3798 m, the Grossglockner is not only the highest mountain in Austria, but is also one of the highest peaks in the Eastern Alps. In front of the pyramid-shaped Grossglockner is the slightly lower Kleinglockner (3770 m), in between which lies the so-called Glocknerscharte.

The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the Grossglockner (3798 m). With 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends and an ascent of 2504 metres, you can expect a very special natural as well as driving experience! You pass through a unique world of mountains with blossoming alpine meadows, fragrant mountain forests, massive cliffs and eternal ice to the foot of the Grossglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe!

Kaprun reservoir and reservoir power station

Kaprun reservoir
Experience here how water produces clean, sustainable energy.

Distance: 50 km
Website: www.verbund.at

The Mooserboden Reservoir can be reached with modern environmentally-friendly buses and the largest open inclined lift in Europe.