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The Best Places to Visit in Land Salzburg

August 29, 2023

Austria has always been one of our favorite destinations. We live close to it, so we can easily get to almost anywhere. This time we’ve picked out the top attractions in Land Salzburg.

Land Salzburg is one of the states of Austria, with the capital city of Salzburg and the surrounding countryside known as Salzburgerland. The area is easily accessible from neighboring countries, especially from Germany and the Czech Republic. Two highways cross the state, making it easy to get there.

So let’s see in detail the best places to see we’ve collected in Land Salzburg.

Kapuzinerberg in Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg is a hill on the eastern bank of the Salzach river in the city of Salzburg, which rises to an elevation of 640 metres. It is located to the south of Salzburg’s historic city centre. From certain lookouts, you can see the city of Salzburg almost in a circle. Very good photo points can be found here. One of the best photo points is called Aussichtsplatz Klostermauer.

If you’re coming to Salzburg by car, it’s best to leave your car in an underground car park somewhere in the city and explore the city on foot. Parking on the streets in the city is unfortunately quite difficult.

Mirabell Palace

17th-century palace with manicured gardens and an ornate ballroom with regular classical music concerts. The beautiful castle gardens are stunning from spring to autumn. Located in the centre of the city, it is well worth a visit. The inside of the building is used as an office.

Hohensalzburg Fortress

is a large medieval fortress in the city of Salzburg. It sits atop the Festungsbergat an altitude of 506 metres. As the castle is situated above the city, you have a beautiful panorama of the city and the surrounding mountains. The castle can be reached on foot or by cable car. Free admission and cable car with Salzburg Card.

Zell am See

Zell am See is one of Salzburg’s most famous and popular holiday regions. On crystal clear Lake Zell, next to the white-peaked Kitzsteinhorn. An endless variety of sport and leisure activities. Alpine hikes, family hiking trails, bike and mountain bike tours, golf and water sports.


Kaprun is a famous ski resort in winter and a popular hiking destination in summer. In summer it is worth going up to the two high mountain reservoirs. Just getting to the top is an adventure in itself, a bus ride through a long tunnel, a 100-plus person lift and then another bus ride. The views on the road are stunning too. It takes about 40-50 minutes to get to the top and you can spend hours at the top. Walking on the dam, sitting on the benches, taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. From the lakes you can also see the snow-capped Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria.

On your way up to the Kaprun reservoirs, you should also stop for a while at the Klammsee lake, which also offers fantastic views, especially the Sigmund-Thun Gorge next to it.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest mountain pass in Austria with really fantastic views. The most famous lookout point is on the Edelweißspitze, from where you can see Austria’s highest mountain peaks, including Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. You can drive up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road from both directions: from East Tyrol/Lienz and from Zell am See. The road has toll gate, the fee changes almost every year. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is very winding, which is why we only recommend driving up with a car in excellent condition. Seriously, we had a brake pad burnt out on our 2 year old car coming down the mountain. 😀 Along the way, you can meet groundhogs, some of whom are not afraid of humans, so you can take close-up photos and videos of them.

And if you are also heading to Lienz, we recommend you visit the village of Heilgenblut on the way.

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