The town takes its name from the "white gold": centuries of trading in salt brought it wealth and prestige. With its Italian flair, Salzburg is also called the Rome of the North. World-famous for its Music Festival and Mozart connections, it is bursting with famous sights, cultural events and museums. By the way, Salzburg's Old Town has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998.
Around the magnificent Hellbrunn palace of fun with its amazing baroque fountains live 140 different animal species from all over the world. About 1200 domestic and exotic wild animals live in the grounds measuring about 14 hectares, in spacious natural enclosures. Wolves, ibex, marmots, chamois and many more – in the 15-hectare Ferleiten Wildlife Park they concentrate on animals that are native to the Alps.
A miracle of engineering in stunning mountain scenery. 107 m high and nearly 500 m long, the dam wall at Mooserboden stretches right across the valley and can be seen for miles around. The beautiful high-altitude reservoir in Kaprun looks almost like a fjord, especially when the snow melts in the spring.
Falling a total of 380 m in three stages, these waterfalls are one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world. The highest waterfalls in Europe, the Krimmler Waterfalls are a stunning sight in the fantastic scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park in Salzburger Land.
This small town is probably the most renowned winter sports centre in the Alps. Famous for the annual Hahnenkamm Race, this elegant winter sports resort is also home to exclusive shops and cafés.
A uniquely imaginative place. Designed by the multimedia artist André Heller, it showcases crystal in all its facets. The 14 underground Chambers of Wonder are beyond impressive!
On more than 1000 m² you can experience the heyday of the Leogang mining industry and thus the heyday of gothic art in Salzburg.
Discover mining masterpieces and Gothic art of the highest quality in Europe and admire exhibitions bristling with loans from the most important museums in the world, such as the National Gallery Prague, the Louvre Paris or the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.