Our top excursion tips in Salzburgerland

This makes your summer holiday a highlight for the whole family. Experience the diversity and beauty of this unique region in and around Taxenbach and be inspired!

Taxenbach is the ideal starting point for discovering the many excursion destinations in Salzburger Land. Thanks to its central location, you can reach numerous sights quickly and easily from here. A summer holiday in Taxenbach means experiencing new adventures every day. Whether cultural treasures, breathtaking nature or exciting leisure activities - Taxenbach offers the perfect starting point for an unforgettable summer holiday full of experiences.

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Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Fusch a.d.G.

One of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the world

Phenomenal viewpoints, many free exhibitions and exciting adventure worlds can be found on the 48 km long, mostly high alpine road in the middle of the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Distance from Taxenbach: 24.5 km to the Ferleiten ticket office

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Krimmler Wasserfälle, Krimml

Breathtaking - Europe's largest waterfalls

Over three steps with a total drop height of 380 metres, 5.6 m³ of water plunge into the valley every second. It takes around 1.15 minutes to walk to the upper part of the waterfalls, then you can continue your hike into the Krimml Achental valley. 

Immerse yourself in the refreshing spray amidst the dreamlike scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park. 

Distance from Taxenbach: 67 km

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Burg Hohenwerfen, Werfen

900-year-old adventure castle in the middle of the mountains

Hohenwerfen Castle is situated on a 155 metre high rocky cone above the Salzach Valley, surrounded by a fantastic mountain backdrop. Here you can immerse yourself in the history of the castle with a guided tour, visit a bird of prey show and an exhibition. You can reach the castle from the car park either on foot or using the castle lift.

Distance from Taxenbach: approx. 40 km

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Ferleiten Wildlife & Adventure Park, Fusch a.d.G. 

Over 200 wild animals from the Alps & the whole world

The wildlife park at the foot of the Großglockner offers an experience for all generations on approx. 20 hectares. Around 200 wild animals can be marvelled at up close. The petting zoo and the adventure play park with around 40 pieces of equipment make the excursion complete. 

Distance from Taxenbach: approx. 25 km

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Eisriesenwelt, Werfen

Largest ice cave in the world - 40 km cave system

Discover the gigantic ice formations over a distance of around 1 km on a guided tour with hand lamps. With an inside temperature of 0° C, we strongly recommend warm clothing. As there is also a footpath and countless steps to negotiate, you should be able to walk well. 

Distance from Taxenbach: approx. 43 km

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Gipfelwelt 3000, Kaprun

Top of Salzburg - the highest excursion destination in the province of Salzburg

You can easily reach Gipfelwelt 3000 on the Kitzsteinhorn by cable car. Panoramic platforms with breathtaking views of the Hohe Tauern National Park and Austria's highest mountains await you there. The Cinema 300, the National Park Gallery and the Gipfel Restaurant invite you to linger.

Distance from Taxenbach: approx. 25 km

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Salzwelten, Hallein

Salzbergwelt - the oldest visitor mine in the world

Experience a journey through the history of salt mining, from the present to the Middle Ages. On your journey you will pass an underground national border, cross a mystical salt lake, ride a mine railway and whizz down miners' slides deep into the mountain.

Distance from Taxenbach: approx. 70 km

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SalzburgLand Card A summer holiday full of experiences

Be inspired and enjoy an active summer holiday in and around Taxenbach and Rauris.

Around 180 attractions throughout the province of Salzburg can be visited and experienced in 6 or 12 days with the All-Inclusive Card.

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