Adventure Castle Hohenwerfen in summer | © Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser© Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser
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Auf Entdeckungstour im SalzburgerLand

The Wagrain-Kleinarl holiday region and the province of Salzburg offer a wide selection for you and your family: Numerous destinations for day trips are waiting for you at SalzburgerLand, from impressive natural settings to the world-famous city of Salzburg.

All around Wagrain-Kleinarl, many tempting excursion destinations are waiting to be discovered. Take your family along and go on a trip to one of the region’s highlights.

Top destinations
  • Lake Jägersee (15 minutes from Wagrain)
  • World of Ice Giants Werfen (40 minutes)
  • Großglockner High Alpine Road (1.5 hours)
  • City of Salzburg (1 hour)
Lake Jägersee

Popular hiking destination in Wagrain-Kleinarl

The idyllic Jägersee lake is situated only four kilometers from Kleinarl and can easily be reached by bus or car. The emerald green, crystal clear waters are a very popular starting point for day trips and walks.

Passing the rushing mountain stream, follow the well accessible circular path around Jägersee through the mountains and meadows – an extraordinary hiking experience!

Afterwards, you can recharge your batteries at Gasthaus Jägersee.

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Edelweiss Alm

Popular destination with farm museum

A trip to the Edelweiss Alm on the sunny Weberlandl plateau in Wagrain-Kleinarl is a pleasure for the whole family. While the kids will love the petting zoo and playground, the grownups can enjoy the beautiful view on the sun terrace near the mid station of the “Roter 8er” cable car.

After a free visit of the farm museum, where you will learn about the hard but honest work as well as the traditional craftsmanship of former times, you can enjoy home-made dishes and delicacies at the Edelweiss Alm in Wagrain in a rustic-quaint atmosphere.

farm museum edelweiss alm wagrain | © sights wagrain bauernhof museum© sights wagrain bauernhof museum
World of Ice Giants Werfen – Show cave

On a discovery tour through the world’s biggest ice cave

Unique, huge, and for decades one of the most popular sights at SalzburgerLand: In 40 minutes by car from the Wagrain-Kleinarl holiday paradise, the World of Ice Giants can be reached. From the beginning of May to the end of October, you can plunge into the darkness of the mystical underground world of ice together with a guide and gas lamps.

But be careful: While you may get rather warm on the ascent to the cave, low temperatures around the freezing point dominate the mystic world of ice giants even in summer. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are therefore recommended for a trip to the World of Ice Giants.

days out wagrain world of ice giants werfen | © Eisriesenwelt GmbH© Eisriesenwelt GmbH
SalzburgerLand Card

The SalzburgerLand Card is your ticket to a varied vacation with the whole family. With this all-inclusive card, you receive free admission for six or 12 days for approx. 190 attractions all over the province and the city of Salzburg. Museums, mines, natural experiences, gorges, castles, lifts, wild parks and miniature golf courses can be visited conveniently and for free with the SalzburgerLand Card..

Hohenwerfen adventure castle

On the tracks of the Middle Ages in Salzachtal

In the heart of nature, about 30 minutes from Wagrain-Kleinarl, the 900 years old Hohenwerfen adventure castle can be found. The former fortified castle towers over the Salzachtal valley and offers a special experience for all adventurers and culture enthusiasts.

Apart from a guided  tour of the castle including a weapons exhibition and a stylish castle tavern, especially the historic Falconry Center with daily flight demonstrations of various birds of prey is worth a visit.

Fairytale walks, theater performances and medieval activities provide for an event calendar rich in variety on Werfen Castle.

Adventure Castle Hohenwerfen in summer | © Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser© Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser
Kupferzeche Hüttau


In Hüttau / Larzenbach wurde vom 13. Jahrhundert bis 1869 Kupfer abgebaut. So stammt der Gemeindename „Hüttau“ von der Kupferverhüttung. Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde das stillgelegte Bergwerk wiedergewältigt und wird heute als mittelalterliches Schaubergwerk geführt.

Besuchen Sie die Hüttauer Kupferzeche mit dem schönsten Erzgang Österreichs, erfahren Sie Interessantes über die Bergleute, die Verwendung von Kupfer einst und jetzt und vieles andere mehr. Und auf junge Besucher wartet unser „Larzi“ mit kleinen Überraschungen … Im Gewerkenhaus, dem Gemeindeamt im Ortszentrum von Hüttau, lädt das Museum „Erze, Gold und Mineralien“ mit einzigartigen Exponaten zum Besuch ein.


© Kupferzeche-Hüttau© Kupferzeche-Hüttau
Salt mine Hallein – Dürrnberg

Treasure quest in the oldest exhibition mine of the world

In former times, salt used to be referred to as “white gold”. Indeed, the resources that developed millions of years ago at the Hallein salt mine are the treasury of the Salzburg region. Already 2,500 years ago, the Celts used to quarry this valuable gift of the mountain, which is proved by the impressive tracks that they left.

Go treasure hunting in one of the oldest exhibition mines in the world at SalzburgerLand and during the about 70-minutes guided tours follow the mystical, ancient tunnels that lead into the mountain for kilometers. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are recommended.

days out wagrain salzwelten | © Salzwelten© Salzwelten
Großglockner High Alpine Road

The natural experience in the heart of the High Tauern National Park

On a day trip on the about 48 kilometers long mountain pass that serves as connection between the provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia, breathtaking views of numerous three thousand meter peaks are waiting for you at the foot of the highest mountain in Austria.

In between colorful fields of flowers, rocky boulders, ice and snow, you can listen to the rush of waterfalls and the whistling of marmots. Numerous sights and adventure parks along the road make a trip on the Großglockner High Alpine Road  an extraordinary natural experience for the whole family.

days out wagrain großglockner high alpine road | © Grossglockner© Grossglockner
City of Salzburg

Visiting the “stage of the world”

From the Wagrain-Kleinarl holiday region, the World Cultural Heritage city of Salzburg can be reached within one hour by car.

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the state capital during a day trip: Whether you go for a walk through the baroque old town, stop for refreshments at the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or on a discovery tour with the kids at the Haus der Natur - it’s all up to you.

"The purchase of the SalzburgerLand Card is recommended in order to enjoy many benefits on a family trip to the state capital Salzburg."

City of Salzburg

Top 10 excursion destinations in the city of Mozart

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Salzburg cathedral & churches
  • Mozart residence
  • Mozarts birthplace
  • Getreidegasse
  • Haus der Natur
  • Sound of Music locations
  • Zoo Salzburg/Hellbrunn
  • Mirabell garden and Mirabell Palace
  • Untersberg mountain

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