Pure nature!

Waterfalls, wild valleys and gigantic panoramas: SalzburgerLand presents itself from its most beautiful side

You can easily take a year to explore all natural monuments and unique landscapes in SalzburgerLand. More than 230 official natural monuments and countless secret spots always repeatedly delight residents of Salzburg as well as holidaymakers, whether it is the spectacular sections of the Salzach River, deep gorges, mountain lakes or the many unique mountain experiences.

Power of water

The Salzach River is a lifeline that characterises SalzburgerLand from the Pinzgau region into the City of Salzburg. But the raw power with which it carves its way is not even visible at many spots.

Krimml Waterfalls: The highest waterfalls in Europe are essentially a must for all visitors. The trail leads up along a waterfall drop of 380 metres, and is always accompanied by the roaring and rushing of plummeting water. The mists of water on nice days not only provide cooling, but also standing rainbows. This is an absolute recommendation, which together with the WasserWelten Krimml manages the balancing act between nature, knowledge and entertainment.

Also recommended:

  • Salzachöfen Gorge in Golling: spectacular flying fox route at the opening of the gorge into the Salzach River and interesting tour.
  • Golling Waterfall: beautiful and easy hike from Golling up to the waterfall.
Krimml waterfall in summer - pure water power

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus Erwin Haiden Pure power Krimml waterfall

Mountain lakes & reservoirs

Countless charming mountain lakes with crystal-clear water adorn the hikes in the Salzburg mountain worlds. And many a small stream also provides cooling on hot days, or invites you to walk part of the trail barefoot in the water.

But the high alpine reservoirs above Kaprun are also impressive: with 4 large reservoirs, dam walls and the panorama of snow-covered summits (alone the reservoirs are already above 2,000 metres), they are worth every ascent.

The deepest valleys – gorges

When mountain torrents carve their way through rocks over millennia, unique valleys – which could often not be explored – are created. But in SalzburgerLand we know that there is hardly anything more impressive than exactly these gorges: they have been made able to be experienced with wooden paths, narrow stairs and also secured with ropes.

Liechtenstein Gorge: One of the longest and deepest gorges in the Alps is the prime example and should definitely be visited. As long as the weather allows, the gorge is open daily from April to October and is accessible from St. Johann im Pongau near St. Johann.


Seisenberg gorge

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Achim Meurer – Seisenberg gorge

Scenic roads: excursions by car

The Großglockner High Alpine Road starts in Bruck in the Pinzgau region and has its culmination (based on experience, visitors will be amazed) at the plateau known as “Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe” in view of the Großglockner. The toll road is open daily from May to the beginning of November (depending on snow conditions, the winter closure goes into effect). Other excursion roads are also worthwhile:

Other scenic roads in SalzburgerLand

Postalm Road: from Abtenau in the Lammer River Valley into the Salzkammergut region along 26 km through the largest contiguous alpine pasture area in Austria.

Kolm-Saigurn toll road: Located at the end of the Rauris Valley, this toll road leads to a true natural paradise. Thanks to the national park, vultures and eagles are gladly seen guests here. The wild stallions are another highlight in the Rauris Valley.

Cast a glance at all natural monuments and highlights in SalzburgerLand, and put together a very special holiday full of pure nature. Incidentally, the SalzburgerLand Card additionally sweetens the day with many attractions. You can order it in advance directly online.

Other gorges in SalzburgerLand:
  • Lammerklamm: on the Lammertal Road near Scheffau in the Tennen Mountains