“Water the wellness factor” – lakes, waterfalls, canyons and gorges. Here are the best Excursion destinations around the cool water throughout the Salzburger Land
Water in all its forms has shaped the country and its people since time immemorial. Clear rivers, picturesque mountain streams, wild water streams race through canyons and gorges, numerous lakes or impressive waterfalls – all of this is the perfect backdrop for an exciting or relaxing excursion to the Salzburg region.
In addition, drinking water of the highest quality flows from all Salzburg water pipes.
The Wolfgangsee is known worldwide, not only because of the “white horse” but also because of its unique beauty. Most of the lake is in the Salzburger Land with the towns of St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang (Upper Austria). The Wolfgangsee is not only a popular destination for “summer freshness” in summer but is also known nationwide in winter because of the contemplative and romantic Wolfgangsee Advent. There are two beautiful natural bathing beaches in Strobl. In St. Gilgen, the Fürberg forest pool is more than an insider tip.
The picturesque Fuschlsee is located very close to the city of Salzburg, embedded in a breathtaking landscape. Crystal clear, turquoise water invites you to swim – be it in the Hof natural lido or in the Fuschl swimming pool. Bathing fun for the whole family! A romantic circular hiking trail with numerous refreshment stops delights hikers.
The Krimml Waterfalls with their 3 steps and the extraordinary drop height of 380 meters are the highest waterfalls in Europe and the fifth highest in the world and make them an impressive natural spectacle. A 4 km long path with lookout points and pulpits offers spectacular views of the raging water. A stay in the spray mist of the waterfalls promises relief from numerous respiratory diseases. At the foot of the waterfall there is the WasserWelten, a varied experience. Tip: take spare clothes with you, it can get very wet!
The Liechtenstein Gorge offers a special kind of experience for the whole family. The spiral staircase “Helix”, which protrudes 30 meters down, opens up impressive views of the raging masses of water, bridges, stairs and galleries lead through the longest and deepest gorge in the Alps – impressive, spectacular and definitely worth seeing!
Lake Zell is embedded in the impressive mountain landscape of the Hohe Tauern, with a direct view of the Grossglockner and Kitzsteinhorn.
Numerous bathing beaches await water rats and water sports enthusiasts around the lake. Strolling on the esplanade in Zell am See, walking along the lakeshore, hiking around the lake or comfortably taking a boat tour – the Zellersee is always worth a trip!
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