Excursion destinations around the Hochkönig

City of Salzburg

The capital of the Salzburg region looks back on a glorious past. Salzburg is best known for its famous son: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart saw the light of day here in 1756. The Salzburg Festival, held every summer, keeps the city's cultural heritage alive.

Krimml waterfalls and water wonder world
45 km - die höchsten Wasserfälle Österreichs wurden zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt, 
380 Meter fällt das Wasser über 3 Stufen zu Boden. Der Anblick der höchsten Wasserfälle Europas – die Wasserfälle in Krimml sind übrigens die Fünfthöchsten der Welt – ist ein besonderes Schauspiel.
Ein Highlight ist die WasserWunderWelt, wo Erwachsene und Kinder alles Wissenswerte über das Thema Wasser erfahren.

High mountain reservoirs in Kaprun

34 km - a day trip to a monumental building from the 1940s is also one of the highlights in the Salzburg region.

Großglockner - High Alpine Road

crossing the Alps over the Glockner is definitely an unforgettable experience for everyone. Visit the multi-media museum at 2,600 meters and Franz-Josefs-Höhe with a view of the Pasterze (Austria's largest glacier) and Großglockner.

Ice Caves

A cave system in the Salzburg Limestone Mountains with bizarre and impressive ice elements. In freezing temperatures you can admire mighty ice sculptures, the creator of which was not an artist but nature itself. The cave was only discovered at the beginning of the last century.

Werfen Castle
The 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Fortress towers high above the Salzach Valley, between the Tennen and Hagen Mountains. A variety of entertainment and offers awaits the visitor. From castle tours including weapons exhibition, a knight's shop to the historic state falcon yard with daily flight demonstrations to the 1st Austrian falconry museum with raptor educational trail.


A postcard landscape with a boat trip to St. Bartholomä awaits you.

Open air museum - Großgmain

Here you will find historical architectures from all regions of the Salzburg region.

Saalachtal forces of nature

Within a few kilometers you will find 3 nature experiences in the area of Weißbach bei Lofer.
In 1831, grooms built a drift route through the 600 m long Seisenberg Gorge to transport wood.
The Vorderkaserklamm was first made accessible to visitors in 1882 and is 400 m long and only 80 cm wide at the narrowest points.
With a total extension of around 51 kilometers, the Lamprechtshöhle is one of the largest cave systems in Europe. The Lamprechtshöhle is currently the largest passage cave in the world.

Exhibition mine and mining museum Leogang

In the mining museum, the former administrator's house in Hütten, visitors can expect numerous stories and history from every step of the region's historic mining.

Visiting the thermal spa in bad weatherIf the weather does not play along with you during your summer vacation, a trip to the following thermal and adventure pools is recommended. All are a maximum of 45 minutes by car from Maria Alm.

Tauern Spa World in Kaprun
Alpentherme Gastein
Rupertus thermal baths in Bad Reichenhall

Visit to the National Park Worlds

The perfect all-weather program for your summer vacation on the Hochkönig for the whole family! The National Park Worlds in Mittersill show the unique alpine adventure world around the highest peak in Austria, the Grossglockner at 3,798 m, numerous other three-thousand meter peaks and glaciers as well as one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Eight adventure stations lead like a hike through the national park. Free entry for our guests with the Hochkönig Card.

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  • Feriennest Leitner
  • Heidi Leitner
  • Schmiedfeldweg 2
  • 5761 Maria Alm