Last Updated on 01/08/2023
Some of the attractions of Tennengau, Pongau, Dachstein attractions map are reachable from Salzburg on a day trip, but Dachstein deserves at least a week and belongs rather to Salzkammergut region.
Next map to north – Salzkammergut
to west – Upper Bavaria Map of attractions
Salzburg old town
Salzburg Hellbrunn palace, museums
Sounds of music filming locations in Salzburg and Salzkammergut
High alpine road Grossglockner Strasse
Everything important that you can see in the region – with notes and links.
Blue rectangles – cable cars, green – funiculars
- 1 – top
- 2 – very good, although not so well known
- 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
- 4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there (there are links to the posts). Marks in brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective
1. Werfen, Werfenweng
Werfen is very picturesque – a narrow gorge with a castle – and for this reason alone deserves at least a stop along the way. The attractions are also of a high level: the ice cave (link) and the castle (link).
However, there is a problem in getting to the cave. For those with children under 6 years old, not too good health or age, I recommend replacing the cave with the one in Dachstein (see below). The castle, in principle, is also typical for Austria: Kufstein, for example, will be more interesting, like Hohensalzburg.
That is, if there are no problems with health, family and there is no Dachstein in the plan, then you can combine the cave and the castle. Or a walk along the “Sound of Music” route from the city center and the castle. If there are similar places along the route (another fortress, another cave), then simply skip it.
Werfenweng – cable car, Flying Fox (Zipline), rope park
Pfarrwerfen – open-air museum “Seven Mills”
Hüttau – copper mine (link)
Mühlbach is part of the Hochkönig tourism region. However, since it is close to St. Johann, you might be interested in the cable car, old mine (Sunnpau, link) and Slacklinepark.
1 – gorge, 4 – others
3. Schwarzach im Pongau, Goldegg, St. Johann im Pongau
Goldegg -small castle of the same name (link)
St. Johann – gorge Liechtensteinklamm
Schwarzach – small railway museum (link)
“Suburb” with hotels on the mountain – Alpendorf. The Geisterberg cable car goes up from here.
4. Wagrain, Flachau
Region for family hiking in the local, not too steep mountains. It is not too easy to travel from here for long excursions – Wagrain is located between the autobahns and you first need to get out of there. The detour on the Autobahn from Altenmarkt to St. Johann is faster than the way through the Wagrain.
Wagrain – cable cars, museum farm, football golf
Kleinarl further along the gorge – a rope park, Flying fox
Flachau – coaster, rope park, chairlift
Drivers can use this pretty town as a base or as a stopover on their way to Italy / Croatia.
Thermal pool Amade
Rope park – for those without a group, only July August 2 days a week (link)
Zauchensee – chairlift
Chairlift and gondolas, small zoo in Untertauern, Johannes waterfall, small rope park
Swimming pool (30 degrees inside and outside). Entertaining golf (from Sommer 2021, Hotel Alpenhof). Cable car
Schladming Dachstein attractions
8. Schladming, Ramsau, Gröbming
A large tourist region with a large number of cable cars and different types of routes, also for mountain bike. There is a tourist bus linking the separate villages.
Ramsau – cable car to Dachstein. Cabrio wagons with an open area at the top. At the top is a suspension bridge, an ice cave with sculptures.
The lower cable car station is not in the village. To go up by car, you have to pay. However, if you are using the cable car, the journey is free (remember to mark your ticket). It is still recommended to use buses.
Rittisberg – chairlift, coaster, rope park, Flyline (moving slow through the trees in a paragliding seat suspended from a pipe). link
Schladming – brewery. Cable car and chairlift, as well as other cable cars in the neighboring villages.
Gröbming – rope park, Flying fox. Link
New fun Flying coaster. First there was a fast coaster-bob on a rail, then there was a Flying fox – downhill on cables, then the pipe was lifted up and got a slow Flyline. And finally they decided to combine: the rail is at the top, the speed is high enough.
Toll road upstairs, wooden church on the cliff (link).
9. Pürgg, Bad Mitterndorf, Lienzen
This region is not very interesting for a long vacation, but rather a stopover along the way.
Pürgg – castle Trautenfels (link), 12th century chapel with paintings. Gorge Wörschachklamm. Chairlift Tauplitz.
Bad Mitterndorf – thermal bath
Rottenmann – castle and cars museum Burg Strechau (link)
Admont – monastery Admont with a large beautiful library and 4 museums (link).
10. Bad Aussee, Altaussee
The nearby Hallstatt raises the level of this region to 2.
Two lakes (Altaussee, Grundlsee), pleasure boats.
Bad Aussee – museum of the region Kammerhofmuseum (Link). Forge. Botanical Garden Alpengarten.
11. Hallstatt, Obertraun
A wonderful lake, picturesque mountains, and many sights.
Hallstatt – the town itself, a salt mine (link), funicular, an archaeological site and a museum. A freshly built observation platform over the city. Church with an ossuary.
Obertraun – cable car to the Dachstein plateau. Observation platform Five fingers. Ice and Mammoth caves at the first intermediate station of the cable car. The third cave is below, at the next railway station.
A very beautiful lake and two more nice ones further down the road to the glacier. Cable car.
More about Gosau
Small open-air museum (old farm 16-17 centuries)
Children park Urzeitwald (www.urzeitwald.at)
13. Abtenau, Annaberg
Several cable cars, two of which (Russbach, Annaberg) lead up the same mountain as the cable car from Gosau, but on the other side.
Scheffau – gorge Lammerklamm (link)
Burg Golling – a castle with a museum of region.
Waterfall. Thermal bath Aqua Salza
Gorge of the Salzach River (Salzachöfen). Tours from 8 people are possible with a Flying fox