Burg Hohenwerfen mit Berg im Hintergrund | Das Neuhaus

Burg Hohenwerfen mit Berg im Hintergrund | Das Neuhaus

Action & fun in the summer

Other summer activities in Salzburger Land

Not a trace of boredom

If you are looking for a bit of a change from hiking or mountain biking then the excursion destinations in Salzburg are the very thing for you. The region around Saalbach also provides a variety of alternative leisure activities, with something to suit every taste. The Hotel Neuhaus team have compiled the best excursion tips for you.

The loveliest excursion destinations in Salzburger Land

Ferleiten wildlife park

Right on the Grossglockner road, before the toll area, on an area spanning around 15 hectares, you will come across more than 200 of the animals that live in the Alps. It takes around an hour to walk through the park. Paths are suitable for prams and for wheelchairs. In the middle of the terrain there is a large pond area which has plenty of seating and rest points, and also a viewing turret. Educational boards provide information about the flora and fauna in the Alps.

Werfen World of Ice Giants

The biggest ice cave in the world. Werfen World of Ice Giants is a breath-taking natural spectacle. More than 40 kilometres in length, this fascinating cave labyrinth has waterfalls, staircases and curtains of frozen ice.

Falconry show at Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle provides you and your family with a variety-packed leisure programme. Look forward to guided tours of the castle, flight demonstrations with birds of prey and exciting special exhibits.

Großglockner High Alpine Road

At 3798 metres, the Großglockner is the highest mountain in Austria. The construction of the Großglockner High Alpine Road has meant that this majestic mountain is accessible to everyone. You can now look forward to the expansive views to the surrounding mountains, which have more than 30 three-thousand metre mountains.

Adventure realms in Saalbach Hinterglemm

High ropes park

Lots of exciting challenges are waiting for you in the high ropes park at the head of the valley in Hinterglemm, as you follow the well signposted climbing course up to the lofty heights. There are various heights and difficulty levels available, all of which require a helping of courage and skill. You also get to enjoy superb views to Glemmtal. The Saalbach high ropes course in the biggest in Austria and inspires with three huge zip-lines at a height of 100 m.

Canyoning

Heads up water fans and daredevils! Just a few kilometres from the high ropes park and the car park at the head of the valley is a canyoning course which presents a challenging mix of slides, rope crossings, abseiling sections and jumps in a variety of difficulty levels. Canyoning can be tailored to suit the needs of groups and there are easier or more difficult variants available between May and October.

Skyver

A somewhat different adrenaline kick awaits with Skyvers, a unique sort of Freeride roller, on which you get to enjoy a very different experience of the downhill routes. A Skyver has no gearshift, chain or engine. Curious? We are happy to provide more information about this challenging activity when you come to stay.

Bockerl

Climbing a mountain is fun, with the summit or an Alpine lodge as your destination you head energetically and full of motivation up the mountain. After a difficult ascent and some refreshments in a lodge however, there is still the even more strenuous return leg. Our solution: the Bockerl.

Weighing just 3 kilograms you can speed down on Bockerl tour gravel routes, pasture slopes or on asphalt with them. After a brief instruction session on how to ride them and brake, you can use the Bockerl to enjoy your descent. Hydraulic disc brakes allow everyone to choose their preferred speed.

Tubing

Tubing, fun on the water for all the family from April to October. Special tubes are used as a ‘boat’ and you steer using a paddle. Tubing is great fun, especially when the water levels are low. Easy tubing tours are available for those aged 12 and over, when accompanied by an adult, and there are moderate to difficult tours available for those aged 14 and over. Equipment, such as neoprene suits, helmet and tubing equipment are provided by the activity organisers – all you need to bring is an ability to swim, swim clothing, towel and sports shoes which you don’t mind getting wet.

Summer packages

Summer in the holiday region of Saalbach Hinterglemm is variety-packed. Experience the almost unlimited  challenging, original opportunities that Glemmtal has to offer.

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