Mike's Travel Tips


Day Area Things to do
Day 1 Wagrain Salzburg Getting there: Flight to Munich, Germany and then drive down by rented car (from Munich airport) to Wagrain, Austria. The main highway in Austria to Wagrain is the A10. Wagrain is a quaint hill-top village surrounded by green luscious forests and is a base to a higher mountain called Grafenberg. It is a fantastic place for the family with many things to do and in the surrounding areas.
Hotel: Apartments Knappensteig in Wagrain is a small building with a few self-catered apartments run by a warm hospitable family. They have bicycles for free, which you can take to cycle around the town or to go shopping or to the pool.
Day 2 Wagrain Grafenberg Grafenberg Mountain: Mountain top (1700 m above sea level) above Wagrain town, with an adventure playground in the midst of Austrias fabulous Alpine pastures. A cable car from the town takes you to the top. Just follow the paths and experience the different adventures - rope climbing, barefoot natural paths, lake raft, and many more - great for kids! To do the entire park can take you 2-4 hours. There is a restaurant at the top, but I would take a pack food for a picnic.

Liechtensteinklamn Gorge: One of the longest and deepest gorges in the Alps. Walk on a board walk (for all family) carved into the side of the mountain a few meters from the stormy river gorge. Beautiful.

Water World Wagrain (Wasserwelt Wagrain): Amazing pool in the middle of Wagrain. Has slides, cold and hot pools, and just relaxing, especially with a view of the surrounding Alpines.

Day 3 Salzburg City Area Hellbrunn Palace Trick Fountains: The Hellbrun palace (nearby Salzburg city) gardens have trick fountains scattered throughout the garden. It is a guided tour and a lot of fun. You can also visit the inside the palace (extra fee).

Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park: Fantastic tree-to-tree climbing for the whole family. Excellent guides that give you a lesson beforehand and then off you go. The park is at a lake, where you can also do an omega across the water and swim in the trendy lake with board wals around it to sun tan.

Day 4 Salzburg Area Salt Mines (SalzWelten): Fascinating salt mines (oldest mine in the world) in (Durrnberg) Hallein near Salzburg city. You descend into the underground world of the salt miners where you cross the underground salt lake on a raft and zip through the mines on slides. Excellent guides.

Toboggan Slide "Keltenblitz": A long toboggan slide a few minutes from the Salt Mines (above). For thewhole family.

Day 5 Salzburg Area Hohenwerfen Fortress and Eagle Show: A 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Fortress towers high above the Salzach Valley. A cable car takes you to the castle where you can tour the fortress and see the historic Falconry Center with daily flight demonstrations.

Ice Cave "Eisriesenwelt": The largest ice cave in the world! Brilliant, but take warm clothes even if you visit in summer. It is also quite a steep walk to the cave from car park. It's suitable for healthy fit kids and adults.

Day 6 Salzburg Area Kitzsteinhorn Ice Arena Glacier: Three modern cableways take you up to over 3000 m above sea level. Enjoy an impressive “flight” over the glacier of the Alpines! Once at the top, you have the following: snow slides even in SUMMER!; panorama platform; cinema showing movie of the area; tunnel built into rock.

Maiskogel Tobbogan "Maisiflitzer": 1,300 m toboggan for cooling off after Kitzsteinhorn glacier.