Inner pool of Heiltherme Bad Vigaun
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Bad weather – here is what you can do!

Adverse weather definitely does not mean there is nothing to do while on holiday in SalzburgerLand…

What is there to do in case of adverse weather? Many things!
It is no great secret that sometimes it also rains on the north side of the Alps. At the same time, the beautiful mountains around the city and in the entire federal province also impede the clouds. Fortunately there are enough alternatives if the weather ever does not cooperate. We have compiled several adverse weather alternatives for you:

In addition to these tips, a glance at the theatre culture in the Mozart City, the caves, mines and castles in the province or maybe the museums in SalzburgerLand are also worthwhile. For many aspects of the adverse weather programme in SalzburgerLand, the SalzburgerLand Card is recommended at the same time for discounted or free admissions.

Pinzgau – foresight and insight

  • World of adventure featuring wood: Merely the scent when entering the Mühlauersäge sawmill museum whets your desire to make something out of wood again and to learn more about this universally applicable raw material. The knowledge of woodcutters and experts is tremendous; for example, you will learn that it not only depends on the tree species and storage, but also on the spot where a tree grows, on its development, altitude and processing. Which wood is utilised for a solid table or for a delicate violin? Many questions will be answered at the Mühlersage sawmill museum, in the world of adventure featuring wood. This highly recommendable world of adventure is located at Fusch an der Glocknerstraße.
  • National park center Mittersill: The extraordinary world of alpine experience around the highest peak in Austria (Grossglockner, 3,798m) and 266 other three thousand meter peaks, in addition over 342 glaciers and the most powerful waterfall (Krimml waterfalls) are united in this National Park Center. Within ten experience stations, which are leading through the national park like a hiking path from one landscape into the next, the visitors will become acquainted with the exceptional variety.

Pongau – thermal springs & skiing

  • Felsentherme Bad Gastein: Alone the architecture of the Felsentherme thermal spa is worth a visit. And then of course there would also be the salubrious thermal water, the various indoor and outdoor areas, the saunas and steam baths and the offer of massages, etc. What would be better on a rainy day than outwitting the cold water from above through the warm water from below?
  • Werfenweng Ski Museum: “While skiing we gain…” – there is something true in this readily spoken phrase: the Werfenweng Ski Museum also provides winter sports enthusiasts with the necessary dose of “fun on the slopes” in the summer. The museum features great successes in “sportswear” partially no longer comprehensible today, the development of cable cars and ski slopes as well as major events and sporting successes of Austria’s International Ski Federation (FIS) team. Visitors can easily spend a few hours here on a rainy day. The Werfenweng Ski Museum is open from 1 May to 31 October on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1-5 pm.

Lungau – palaces and castles for the whole family

  • Cheese from Hiasnhof: The Naynar-Lanschützer family at the farmstead Hiasnhof is always happy to welcome visitors who not only want to buy and try excellent cheese, but would also gladly like to learn something about cheese production. A whole series of different cheeses is made here from goat’s milk and cow’s milk. Everything about the world of cheese is featured, including different stages of ageing as well as the connection with herbs.
  • Moosham Castle and Finstergrün Castle: In addition to Mauterndorf Castle, two other castle complexes also exude medieval flair in the Lungau region. Finstergrün Castle towers over the countryside near Ramingstein on the border to Styria and can be visited daily during a guided tour at 2 pm (except for Mondays). Located only about 20 minutes away by car, Moosham Castle combines a nearly 900-year history with horse-drawn carriages, art and porcelain from bygone eras. These castle complexes are an opportunity for a perfect medieval day in Lungau, especially for families with children.

Flachgau: experience historic racing cars and the art of soap-making

  • Fahr(T)Raum Mattsee: Anyone who hears “Porsche” particularly thinks of fast cars and pioneering design. But founder Ferdinand Porsche primarily also stands for technical innovations, ways of thinking and engines whose era really became suitable for the masses long after his time. The Fahr(T)Raum Mattsee museum makes it possible to experience horsepower and the sounds of engines from bygone eras, and invites visitors to experience an exhibition about the history of motorsports and mobility that is well worth seeing.
  • The art of soap-making in Fuschl: Sometimes it is the simplest questions which remain unanswered longest. For example, what is soap made from, and why does it clean us? Extremely entertaining answers await those who visit Ebner’s Waldhof at Fuschlsee. The utensils from the herbal kitchen are brought out, and once a week visitors can learn how they can make soap themselves without too much effort. It is definitely worthwhile and features quite a bit of fun.

City of Salzburg – museums for any taste

  • House of Nature: This is the perfect choice for kids and kids at heart ranging from 0-99 years of age (and over)! With features ranging from a large aquarium landscape to dinosaurs and into space, the journey in the newest part of the museum makes physics and technology tangible and understandable for children. Many an adult will also correctly understand the Doppler effect and other laws of nature for the first time here. The museum is open year-round from 9 am-5 pm (except for 25 December).
  • Toy Museum: play, experience & marvel – nothing more can actually be said about this children’s paradise. The museum in the heart of the Old Town features a children’s cinema, children’s library, theatre and various playrooms, and is open daily from 9 am-5 pm (except for Mondays).
  • Stiegl World of Brewing: The best beer has been brewed in the Stiegl brewery for 500 years, and residents of Salzburg are still faithful to their beer. A modern museum and event centre that is not only suitable for beer drinkers was created in recent years with the World of Brewing. Visitors can plunge directly into the production and origin of beer in the brewery cinema. The fine nuances and possibilities of brewing become palatable for the first time for many people during a tasting session, and folks can experience much more than just the cool beer thanks to the World of Enjoyment. Incidentally, the cuisine at the adjacent gastronomy enterprises is typical Austrian and on a first-class level.

Regardless of whether you want to get away from the famous Salzburg Schnirrlregen (steady drizzle & rain) or an unstable weather situation makes hiking on wobbly legs an uncomfortable scenario, the adverse weather programme in SalzburgerLand is more than enough for many wonderful hours while the rain can do what it wants!.

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