Things to do in Salzburg on your Vacation

What to do in Salzburg?

Welcome to Salzburg's outdoor paradise. Are you up for an adventure and a crazy outdoor activity? Join in for an unforgettable Salzburg tour. We tell you what to see on your vacation. If you travel to Salzburg you think of Mozart, historical churches and a beautiful Old Town. Maybe you think of the surrounding mountains? Get out and discover Salzburg's nature.

Places to visit in Salzburg

Places to visit in Salzburg are for sure the stunning medieval Fortress, the Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg's Old Town, the beautiful Mirabell Garden and Mozart's Residence. But it is not all about Salzburg sightseeing and tourist attractions! We offer outdoor activities of all kinds and sightseeing from a different point of view: rafting, canyoning, stand up paddling, tandem paragliding or skydiving – just to mention our top things to do in Salzburg. Are you an ambitious adventurer? Dive into our adventure world and get off the beaten track on your Salzburg vacation. We have just the right outdoor activity for you.

Our Top Salzburg Attractions

Top 1 Salzburg Attraction: Canyoning
If you are wild and crazy canyoning is just the right outdoor activity for you. Jump, swim and slide down Salzburg's best canyons. Canyoning "Fun" Almbachklamm can easily be reached by train to Golling, a 20 minutes ride from Salzburg. Please let our staff know, and you will be picked up from the train station.

Top 2 Salzburg Attraction: Rafting
Rafting is one of our top Salzburg attraction among young people and families. Choose between our sporty white water rafting tour or our amazing panorama rafting tour. All our rafting adventures are south of Salzburg city. Please ask our staff which one to pick in case you depend on public transfer.

Top 3 Salzburg Attraction: Zip Line
Zip line is a fun outdoor adventure for everyone. Weather you are alone, with friends or with your family – zip line is just the right outdoor activity for your Salzburg vacation. Choose between zip line XXL and fly head up front in Leogang or the gentle version zip line „Salzachofen“ in Golling. Both places are easier to visit by car then public transfer.

Top 4 Salzburg Attraction: Tandem Paragliding
Are you ready for sightseeing from above? Do you want to fly high up in the air and look over to Salzburg's Fortress and the surrounding mountains? Mount Gaisberg is just right next to Salzburg city and perfect for tandem paragliding. You can easily get there by public city bus. Take off to unforgettable moments and enjoy your Salzburg vacation!

Top 5 Salzburg Attraction: Skydiving
For the very brave of you: Check out skydiving! This is fun, this is crazy, this is pure adrenalin. Feel the wind, feel the air, feel free, before you gently glide down to the ground. Get inspired by Salzburg's adventure world and discover free fall at 200 km/hr.

Top 6 Salzburg Attraction: Stand Up Paddling
Salzburg sightseeing from the water: Join in for stand up paddling on the river Salzach. You start right in the city and paddle along Salzburg's Old Town. Look onto the Fortress and churches while you gently rock over the river. Float your boat like heaven; this is a magic tour you will not forget about.

Top 7 Salzburg Attraction: Hot Air Balloon Ride
Are you up for an exclusive holiday adventure? Then get into the hot air balloon and take off for a miracle ride over the Alps. Float in the air, the wind will take you on a sensational journey through Salzburg. Look down onto mountains, lakes and the beautiful Salzburg landscape. This is indeed a very special Salzburg trip.

Top 8 Salzburg Attraction: Quad
Join in for a fun outdoor activity in Zell am See. Hop on the quad, take the turn and feel the speed. Are you ready for full power? Are you wild and crazy? Then riding a quad is just the right adventure for you. Spice up your Salzburg vacation – the Sound of Music Tour Bus is kind of boring.

Top 9 Salzburg Attraction: Segway
Have you seen those little electric scooters on two wheels? You see them all around. Segway is super popular and a nice way to discover Salzburg's nature in Zell am See and Abtenau. Join in our guided tours and enjoy a sensational view on the Alps. Segways are easy to ride and a fun thing to do on your Salzburg vacation.

Top 10 Salzburg Attraction: Room Escape
A rainy day in Salzburg? Our top indoor adventure is room escape, right in the middle of Salzburg and easy to reach. If you are up for riddle and mystery check out room escape: You have one hour to find the secret and escape the room. Think quick and fulfill your mission. Alright? Welcome to our Salzburg fun adventure!

Salzburg Hotels and the „Salt Castle“

Salzburg is Austria's fourth largest city and lies amidst the Alps. If you wonder what the name Salzburg means – it literally means „Salt Castle“. The name is not without reason: There are large salt deposits in our region. If you are interested visit one of the salt mines in Hallein or Hallstatt, a perfect activity for a rainy day.

Where to stay? Salzburg offers many hotels and many of them I don't know of course. But if someone asks me for a recommendation for Salzburg hotels – this is what I can say: Hotel Jufa, Hotel Guter Hirte, Hotel Astoria, Hotel Meininger, Hotel Trumer Stube and Hotel Scherer are well-known hotels and for sure a good pick for your Salzburg vacation.

Where to go for food? Austria is popular for pork with dumpling and Wiener Schnitzel, for dessert try apple strudel and Kaiserschmarrn. If you eat it all have a Schnapps for digestion afterwards. For traditional Austrian food check out Stieglkeller, Die Weisse, Eder Heuriger, Pauli Stubn or Krimpelstätter. Have dessert at the Steinterasse high up above Salzburg, enjoy apple strudel and a stunning view on the Old Town. Other recommendations for dinner are L'Osteria, La Stella Sternbrau, Fuxn, Humboldt Stubn, Urban Keller and Humbold Stubn.

Are you up for party? Where to go for a drink after a strenuous canyoning day in Salzburg? You are quite thirsty after a rafting adventure? Rainer and Judith have thought about it and can really recommend you to party in Salzburg! A perfect place for cocktails is Darwins or Pepe. Club feeling you find at Club Take Five or Half Moon. For a relaxing beer check out Die Weisse, Alchimiste Belge or Mullner Brau. If you like live music, we recommend the Irish Pubs along the Salzach river or the Rockhouse.

Adventures, Dinner, Party. Enjoy your visit in Salzburg!

Travel Tips for Salzburg

When to book? The earlier the better! Please make sure you book as soon as possible. In case you are late check out our calendar to see what's up next.

Bad weather? Salzburg can sometimes be a very rainy city and in that case you have two options: First option: Get soaked, get stoked and join a splish-splash adventure: rafting, canyoning, stand up paddling or other water sports. It doesn't matter whether it is rain or shine, you get wet anyways. Second option: Stay dry and indoors. We recommend exit the room, or gocart right in the city. Or Salzburg sightseeing attractions like Mozart's Residence, his Birthplace or the salt mines in Hallein and Hallstatt. Or check out our adventures you can do in bad weather.

How to get to our adventures? Our Salzburg attractions are not always close by and sometimes only recommended to drive by car (unless you are super patient in riding trains and busses). Here is our list of outdoor activities that are easy to reach by pubic transportation.

What to pack for your Salzburg vacation? We recommend a layering system – a base layer, a middle layer and a water proof shell on top to be prepared for your outdoor activity (or rain in Salzburg). Pack sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, umbrella and good shoes with a solid sole. Make sure you also bring some nice clothing for dining out – due to the Salzburg Festival the city can be quite posh at some places. And last but not least: Don't forget to buy Mozart Balls as souvenir!

Any questions? If you are not sure which outdoor activity is the right one for you or if you don't know how to get there, just send us an email. Kerstin, Eva and Judith are happy to help you out.

More information? Check out Francois' travel report.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

from € 190


from € 60


from € 249


from € 69

Zip Line

from € 14


from € 260

Rope Course

from € 17

Helicopter Flights

from € 235

Via Ferrata

from € 69

Quad driving

from € 35


from € 46

Room Escape

from € 81


from € 36


from € 249

Stand Up Paddling

from € 42

Tandem Paragliding

from € 120


from € 39

Do you have any further questions? We are happy to be there for you personally!

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