Excursions & places to visit.....
This was Hitlers Mountain Retreat, which is now a Restaurant. This makes a pleasant day out for the hole Family and is only a 40 Mins from The Farberhaus B&B Cost for the bus ride up and entry is approx €15 A BARGAIN! A symbol of the power of the NS regime even though decisions were made at the Eagle's Nest, it still stands for the insanity of his regime. It stands for his world on the Obersalzberg, where plans for war and mass murder were formed there. The Eagle's Nest was a present to Hitler from the political party, who, without any free will surrendered to the man who was going to bring down the world. In defiance, the building stands perched over a sheer rock wall. A road was cut into the mountain through the previously impassable terrain. Although an architectural master piece, it was still an act of waste on nature and other resources. To reach it, there is a golden brass elevator buried in the heart of the mountain, through which one can reach "the summit of power" - all this is created with the sole purpose to impress and dazzle people. visit website
Beauty & Fitness
Everyone needs some time to rest and relax. Take the time and enjoy the numerous offers of the RupertusTherme in Bad Reichenhall. Take the time and enjoy the numerous offers of the RupertusTherme in Bad Reichenhall. The thermal spa Rupertus Therme is well known for its AlpsSOLE (salt water) as well as for its exclusive and enjoyable décor. The thermal spa is RupertusTherme well known for its AlpsSOLE (salt water) as well as for its exclusive and enjoyable décor. In front of the unique scenery of the Alps and surrounded by a beautiful park, the Spa and Fitness Resort presents a world full of beauty and inner peace. In front of the unique scenery of the Alps and surrounded by a beautiful park, the Spa and Fitness Resort presents a world full of beauty and inner peace. visit website
Declared a natural monument in 1977. between St. Martin and Weißbach was first made accessible to visitors in 1882. About 12,000 to
14,000 years ago, when the glacial ice from the last Ice Age had melted, the Ödenbach began to cut its way into the hard rock (an average of 6 mm each year). Today, the gorge is already 400 meters
long, 80 meters deep and up to 6 meters wide at the top and a narrow 80 cm at the bottom. A total of 51 footbridges and 35 walkways with 373 steps were built into the gorge. Before reaching the
entrance to the gorge (2.5 km ride from the federal road Bundesstraße 311), visitors can walk trough the nature recreation area with ponds for swimming and barbecue areas in the
„Schiedergraben“. visit website
National Park Hohe Tauern
With their impressive waterfall drop of 380 m the Krimml Waterfalls are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world. With approx. 350,000 visitors each year they are one of the most visited tourist features in Austria. A hiking trail built by the Austrian Alpine Association (OeAV) makes it possible to get very close to this breathtaking nature spectacle, affording sensational views. Enjoy the refreshing mizzle and the impressive power of the water amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park. visit website
When you visit Salzburg this should be on the top of the list of places to visit.
Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette. Even from afar the visitor is able to appreciate the might of this edifice. Up close the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible. visit website
Sound of Music Tour
Based upon a true story
Starts in Salzburg at 9.30 & 14.00 Daily (Tour lasts for 4 hours )
The background story of the famous movie ‘Sound of Music' is based upon a true story: Maria Augusta Kutschera was born in Austria in 1905, sadly she was an orphan by her seventh Birthday. She later graduated from the State Teachers College for Progressive Education in Vienna in 1923 at the age of 18. In 1923 Maria entered the Nonnberg Abbey, a Benedictine (Roman Catholic) convent in Salzburg , intending to become a nun. While still a novice, she was asked to teach one of the seven children of widowed naval commander Georg Ritter von Trapp and his first wife Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. Maria and the Baron fell in love and were married in 1927 in Salzburg. visit website
Where Eagels dare
Visitors experience a high-altitude encounter with the past at Hohenwerfen Fortress, a castle dating back over 900 years. This tall, jutting rock, high above the Salzachtal valley floor, offers a gusty view of the surrounding mountains. The feathered hunters of the province’s falconry centre, the dashing weaponry, the museums and the dark corners all encourage visitors to investigate the mighty walls of the castle from within
Situated 15-20 mins on the A10 from Salzburg to Villach motorway. This is highly recommended for the whole family for a great day out. This was the Castle where the film Where Eagles dare was partly filmed,you will also find that if you have seen the film that Lofer was also featured in this film and there is a statue in the centre of Lofer of an eagle with plaque to commemorate this.
Berchtesgaden Salt miners
Go on a expedition into the salt!
Deep down underneath the ‘Salzberg’ mountain a secret world awaits your discovery. For many years, only the salt miners in Berchtesgaden were allowed to enter the complex tunnel system. Today, part of the mine – which has been in operation for over 500 years now – is open to all fans of adventure who wish to get to know the place where the famous Bad Reichenhall brand salt originates. Salt is an indispensable part of our lives. visit website
Eisriesenwelt in Wefen
Ice & Rocks
The largest system of ice caves on our planet. Visit this unique natural phenomenon created by ice and rock!
At the end of the nineteenth century the caves were only known to hunters and poachers. Not until 1879 did Anton Posselt, a natural scientist from Salzburg, push 200 metres into the darkness of the caves and officially „discover“ the Eisriesenwelt. One year later he published a detailed report of his discovery in a mountaineering magazine, but the caves then slipped back into obscurity. visit website
Red Bull Hangar-7
By the late 1990s there was no longer enough space for the rapidly expanding Flying Bulls fleet, originally based at Innsbruck Airport. This sowed the seed of a plan to erect a hangar at Salzburg Airport. The time had also arrived when the heretofore loose association of pilots and mechanics needed to be brought under a common roof, which led to the "Flying Bulls" being founded in 1999. Since then the Flying Bulls' technically and visually perfect aircraft have become popular participants at air shows and an attraction at any type of aviation event. The globally admired and unique collection includes rarities such as the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a North American B-25J Mitchell, a Chance Vought F4U-4 "Corsair" and a DC-6. The helicopter fleet is no less impressive: the Flying Bulls' ranks include two BO 105s, the world's only civil helicopter licensed for aerobatics, plus helicopters such as the Bell Cobra, which can claim a glamorous past. visit website
A water-spouting Giant that magically lures visitors into its interior, where Chambers of Wonder ignite beacons of imagination, has managed to become a globally-recognised work of art, while attracting more than 10 million visitors to date. Originally devised as a gift to employees, collectors, customers and partners in honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Swarovski in 1995, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, conceived by André Heller, have become a place where people from different backgrounds take pleasure in their astonishment that is as multi-faceted, spontaneous and unadulterated as crystal itself. Also open, a fantastic stage for cultural events, the world’s biggest Swarovski shop in its visionary. visit website
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
A wild, primeval landscape and a landscape cultivated by mountain farmers.These are the two faces of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The nature reserve encompasses sweeping, primeval Alpine landscapes, such as glaciers, rock faces and turf, as well as mountain pasture landscapes which have been carefully and painstakingly cultivated for centuries. The Hohe Tauern National Park was established in 1981 and is therefore Austria's first National Park. During the following decades the National Park, which covers parts of the three provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol, developed into the larg-est nature reserve in Central Europe. visit website
At 3,798m the Grossglockner is not only the highest mountain in Austria, it also counts among the highest peaks in the Alps. The pyramid-shaped Grossglockner lies behind the slightly smaller Kleinglockner (3,770 m), separated by a saddle-like formation known as the Glocknerscharte. The first ascent was in 1800 but victory and defeat accompanied other expeditions. The Pallavicini Trough is named after Margrave Alfred Pallavicini, who met his death on the Glockner in 1886. The Grossglockner and Pasterze Glacier have been owned by the Austrian Alpine Association since 1918. In 1951, Oskar Kühlken, author of the "Glockner Book“ described the myth behind the mountain as follows: "The Grossglockner is more than just the highest mountain in Austria. It is enveloped in the aura of an extraordinary personality, cast on all who fall under its spell.“ With the building of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the majestic peak acquired a new dimension. As a popular excursion destination it is the epitome of an impressive natural experience for many people: size and power can be felt here, one is subject to the fascination of the eternal ice and the elemental force of nature. visit website
Zoo Salzburg the home of 140 species from all over the world
The unique zoo territory at the foot of the Hellbrunner Mountain with the steep rocky Cliffside on one side and the hilly floodplain landscape on the other is
home to around 800 animals. The expert husbandry and nurture of the animals is the visitors an insight to the multitude and diversity of the fauna. A visit to the Geo-Salzburg Zoo is giving our
guests the possibility to go on a diverting trip into the world of the residents of Eurasia, the Americas and Africa. visit website
Wildpark Aurach Tirol
During a tour of the largest enclosure of Tyrol (40 ha) you can see deer, fallow deer, ibex, lynx and wild boar at close quarters. A country idyll by a stop approximately 200 domestic and exotic animals! The game park Aurach special offers all year round experiences for young and old. In spring, young animals born and the deer shed their antlers powerful. In summer, deer and goats during cooling can be photographed in the duck pond, and in the fall is the rutting season a huge spectacle. The visitors are impressed by the roaring of the stags and their rivals fight. A winter walk in the park Aurach game also has a special flair. It is a fascinating sight when the animals trudging through deep snow to the feeding station. visit website