Popular Accommodations in Salzburg state
Highlights Salzburg state
- Diverse natural landscapes
- High mountains and cool lakes
- Hiking and skiing
- Cultural holiday
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Apartments in the Salzburger Land
The Austrian Salzburger Land offers its guests a varied landscape characterised by deep lakes, high mountain peaks and a unique flora and fauna. A holiday apartment is the perfect starting point for experiencing the Salzburg tradition at festivals and events and for exploring the beauty of the country. Decide in advance whether you would prefer to rent a holiday apartment in a cultural town, or whether you prefer a vacation rental in the airy mountains or directly on the lake.Especially noble in the Salzburger Land reside
Quality and maximum comfort are not only to be found in every simple vacation rental in the Salzburger Land. But if you would like to spend your holiday in this historical country like the emperor once did, then rent an exclusive chalet. The cities of Zell am See and Hallstatt are among the most noble regions of the Salzburg region, where you will certainly find one or two exclusive holiday apartments.
Vacation in the Salzburger Land
Location and orientation
Salzburg is one of the nine Austrian provinces whose capital of the same name is the cultural centre of the region. The Salzburger Land lies between Bavaria and South Tyrol and borders on the federal states of Tyrol, Upper Austria, Carinthia and Styria. This region is home to Austria's fourth highest mountain, the Großvenediger, which, at 3662 metres, is the highest peak in the Salzburger Land.Division into five districts
The Salzburger Land is an extremely varied destination in terms of landscape. These landscape divisions consist of Flachgau, Tennegau, Pinzgau, Pongau and Lungau. In the area of the three southern Gaue you will find a high proportion of the Hohe Tauern. In the Lungau there are the Niederen Tauern. Both massifs belong to the Central Alps.
Travelers and Activities
Whether with or without family, in the Salzburger Land you can undertake numerous activities in the fresh air. In winter you will find numerous attractive ski resorts, such as the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, the Obertauern, Saalbach Hinterglemm and the Snow Space in Flachau. In summer you can explore the country's highest mountains on foot or by cable car.The Salzburger Land for culture lovers
In the Salzburger Land culture is written in capital letters. In any season of the year you can visit historical sights in the cities or in the countryside or attend cultural events such as the Jazzherbst, the Whitsun Festival, the Diabelli Summer or the Advent Singing in winter. Not to forget the famous Salzburg Festival, which attracts thousands of guests every year.
A tradition in the Salzburger Land is the Perchtenlauf, which is celebrated every year on the raun nights after Christmas. This custom is supposed to drive away evil spirits and drive away the winter.
Things to know
In the pre-Christmas period, the traditional Krampus runs are undertaken in many towns of the Salzburger Land, where people dress up in elaborately made costumes to go from house to house. Most Krampus runs take place around 5 and 6 December, especially in the Gastein Valley.Experience the great folk festival in the city of Salzburg
The Rupertikirtag, which is always held on 24 September, is one of the most important folk festivals in the country. You will find venues at many places in the city centre of Salzburg, especially around the cathedral. Every year more than one hundred thousand people visit this lively spectacle.
Travelers and Activities
Top 3 travel tips
The capital of the province of Salzburg has a beautiful old town which has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. These include the Mönchsberg, the Kaupzinerberg and parts of the Nonntal valley. In the city of Salzburg you can walk in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and admire works of art by contemporary artists in numerous galleries.2. Explore millennia-old history of Zell am See
The town of Zell am See is located directly on the lake of the same name and is one of the most popular holiday destinations for international guests. Its roots date back to the Bronze Age. In winter Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most important winter sports resorts in the country. In summer you can take a relaxing boat trip or enjoy a cup of coffee on the beautiful shore.3. To the highest waterfalls
The Krimml Waterfalls are not only Austria's highest waterfalls, but also Europe's highest. You can explore the falls on foot via a hiking trail with a total fall height of 385 metres. The ascent begins in Krimml, which is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park. There you will also find an information centre, which will give you informative insights into the flora and fauna of the National Park.