Known for being a cosy base for families, hikers, nature lovers and mountain bikers, Bruck Fusch pampers you with the traditional and the utmost in comfort. Located right in the centre of SalzburgerLand, both towns are the perfect starting point for numerous excursions in the region. 'Kilometre 0' of the world renowned Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße starts right in the centre of the holiday town of Bruck. A wildlife and leisure park awaits too, with over 200 animals from the Alps and across the globe, along with the versatile 'Kerzenwelt' and 'Mühlauersäge', where you are immersed in the world of wood in an exciting manner.
With over 36 twisting bends, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road heads up above 2500 metres, right into the Hohe Tauern National Park. Kilometre by kilometre the world changes. Surrounded by three-thousand metre mountains, visitors find themselves in high Alpine climes. Marmots cross the path, waterfalls plunge down into the depths, rare little plants thrive on the pastures and at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe you are at the foot of the Pasterze, the biggest glacier in the East Alps.
ONE TICKET, A THOUSAND OFFERS
An excursion to the adventure-packed realm of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is much more than just a trip via one of the loveliest panoramic roads in Europe. Eight exhibitions, with free entry, together with film presentations open up fascinating insights into Alpine ecology, to the history of the construction of the road and into the 'Pass Sanctuary' dating from Roman times. Seven themed trails, an observation tower with state-of-the-art Wilhelm Swarovski equipment and four themed play areas guarantee fun and entertainment for all the family.
A day ticket for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road Adventure Realm has much more than just unique views:
Price: Day ticket for car € 37.00 for motorbike € 27.00
Start May to start November
Until 31 May 06:00 to 20:00;
1 June to 31 August 05:00 to 21:30;
from 1 September 06:00 to 19:30
Last entry 45 minutes before night-time closure
Contact and information about road closures, road conditions and opening hours:
Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße AG
A-5672 Fusch Glocknerstraße
Tel: +43 6546 650
Wood - from seed to finished product!
Year-round offer – Alternative for when the weather is not great – knowledge transfer for schools.
Discover the development from seed to finished product.
Look forward to information about planting, nurturing, felling and processing at the following stations:
Wood grows in the cleanest factory in the world, the forest. The forest is a key factor in Hohe Tauern National Park. Wood is there for us from the cradle to the grave.
Summer opening hours: May - October: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Guided tours: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00;
Tours only possible with a guide
Erlebniswelt HOLZ Mühlauersäge
Brigitte and Josef de Mas
A-5672 Fusch Glocknerstraße
Tel: +43 6546 217
Mobile: +43 664 2112823
Right on the Grossglockner road, in front of the ticket office, you find yourself in a wild and romantic Alpine valley with views to the loveliest valley head in Austria, where on an area spanning some 15 hectares there are more than 200 animals who are from Alpine areas and from across the globe. In the middle of the park area there is a large pond which has numerous seating areas and rest points, along with a viewing tower. Educational boards and display boards provide information about the flora and fauna in the Alps. Walk time through the park is around an hour. The routes are suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Next to the animal park there is also a spacious leisure park facility spanning 20,000m2, in which 40 items of play equipment await anyone who wants to enjoy some activities.
Open from the start of May to November, from 08:00 until dusk.
Ferleiten Wildlife & Leisure Park
The Mayr-Reisch Family
A-5672 Fusch Glocknerstraße
Tel: +43 6546 220
Using top-quality raw produce, such as paraffin, stearin and beeswax is a matter of course for the team at Kerzenwelt. Materials are solely produced in Austria and Germany, which means first-rate quality is assured.
There are around 10,000 candle products available to choose from.
Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday from 09:00 - 12:00
A-5671 Bruck Glocknerstraße
Tel: +43 6545 22222
In our neighbouring towns of Zell am See - Kaprun you get to experience a real holiday adventure amid glaciers, mountains and lakes. Explore the region in the hiking paradise of Schmittenhöhe, enjoy a boat trip on the turquoise Lake Zell, head out on a day trip to the high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun or to the spectacular 'Gipfelwelt 3000' on the Kitzsteinhorn. Have an interest in history or love cars? Then Kaprun Museum and the Oldtimer museum are definitely worth a visit.
The selection of hikes on offer is so varied. The Sisi circular hiking trail is the shortest hiking route in Schmitten, is dedicated to Austria's former empress and is a mere 2 km long. It proceeds around the summit of the Schmitten, with the start at Elisabeth Chapel. The route around the summit takes around half an hour and you can even stop off for some coffee and cake.
The Höhenpromenade adventure trail to the Sonnkogel takes a bit more time. There really is a great deal on offer here: along this leisurely trail, there are display boards, wooden figures and fresh mountain herbs to find. It's also worth making a detour to the Salersbachköpfl that provides a sensational panoramic view to the Pinzgau Grass Mountains, the Leogang Stone Mountains, Steinernes Meer, the Wilder Kaiser, the Großglockner and much more. Genuinely eye-catching!
One popular summit for hikers is one of the neighbouring peaks in the Schmittenhöhe, the Maurerkogel. It is accessible via a well-known long-distance hiking trail – the Pinzgauer Spaziergang Trail. It takes a bit of practice and fitness to scale this summit. The hike there takes around 1 ½ hours (out and back: around 3 hours).
The already mentioned Pinzgauer Spaziergang Trail starts on the Schmittenhöhe and proceeds along the Salzachtal for 25 km up into Upper Pinzgau. Numerous summits are passed and there are several opportunities to descend along the route. Nonetheless, sturdy footwear and sure-footedness are an absolute must.
The Schmitten has so much to offer:
* guided hikes
* the best Austrian summer cable cars
* superb views
* Schmidolins Adventure World
* Electro-Motocross Park
* Exhibition on the summit "Tradition and Innovation"
A-5700 Zell am See
Tel: +43 6542 789 211 0
Fax: +43 6542 789 130
Experience the natural landscape around the impressive mountain panorama, along with the backdrop of the town of Zell am See from a completely new perspective, during a panorama circuit.
The sun deck promises pure relaxation, as you enjoy the legendary views to the peak of the Grossglockner, the Kitzsteinhorn, Steinernes Meer and Zell's local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe, from the water.
A-5700 Zell am See
Tel: +43 6542 789 0
Fax: +43 6545 789 130
Summer on the Kitzsteinhorn
Summer snow on the glacier and sightseeing at 3000 metres
Right on the border to the Hohe Tauern National Park, on the Kitzsteinhorn the full variety of an Alpine summer is there to experience:
Whether it is in the eternal ice of the glacier, taking in the dreamy views high above in Gipfelwelt 3000, or enjoy something sporty, while hiking and mountain biking. In between times, the Alpine inns and restaurants invite you in to enjoy a relaxing break. Awarded the 'Best Austrian Summer Cable Cars' seal of approval, the Kitzsteinhorn promises action-packed themes and quality at its best.
Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG
Tel: +43 6547 8700
Fax: +43 6547 7614
TOP OF SALZBURG/ Gipfelwelt 3000 has a very comprehensive offer, with the National Park Gallery, the two panorama platforms, a Photo-point, Cinema3000 and the Summit Restaurant. The Kitzsteinhorn summit station at 3029 metres altitude is not only the highest point within everyone's reach in Salzburger Land, it is also a highlight in the Alpine offer. In Gipfelwelt 3000 you get to experience all the inspiration, energy and grandeur of high Alpine nature. Right on the border to the Hohe Tauern National Park, superb insights and views open up for you, based around the mysticism of the Kitzsteinhorn and the Hohe Tauern.
Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG
Tel: +43 6547 8700
Fax: +43 6547 7614
A hot tip for an exciting journey into the valley! Rain or sunshine, the Maisiflitzer tempts you to go tobogganing!
The unique family and leisure park right at the Alpine roller-coaster, the Maisiflitzer, sets children's hearts racing.
A superlative playground, with the highest safety standards:
Adjoining is also a 2000m² bike park with drops, steep bends and kickers. Teams and 'Private Riders' can train and have fun here.
Where children feel great, parents get to relax too!
Open daily, year-round and whatever the weather.
At Mooserboden you get to enjoy the superb view to the glaciers in lower Kaprun Valley, hike via Mooser Sperre dam to the visitors centre "Erlebniswelt Strom und Eis", or take part in a guided tour of the dam wall, during which you can learn about the inner workings of the dam and the safeguarding of the structure.
End of May until mid-October
First cable car up the mountain 08:10; last cable car 15:30
VERBUND Tourismus GmbH
Tel: +43 50313 23201
Fax: +43 50313 23209
One of the finest golf facilities in the Alpine area is available in Zell am See - Kaprun.
Two courses and 36 holes provide variety and a sporting challenge in a wonderful landscape.
Located in a sunny, wide valley floor, golf aficionados have two, top-notch facilities to play on between April and November.
GC Zell am See - Kaprun - Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Located in the centre of the 400 year old Steinerbauernhaus, which has been placed under conservation order by the district of Kaprun.
On the first and second floors, Kaprun Museum has found an attractive location, spans an area of 140 m2. Outside the museum too, in Kirchbichl there are other historic edifices to marvel at too.
Tel: +43 664 9316228
Presenting vehicle history from the 50s to the 70s 'economic wonder years' and older cars, tractors, motorbikes, radios, telephones, films – from small cars to the biggest soft-top in the world, steam locomotive 1893, an apartment arranged in the style of the 50s, and other rarities. Exhibition area: around 1400m² with some 200 exhibits.
Worthy of note is the fact that in the museum there is a wide selection of vehicles from the majority of countries in Europe to marvel at.
Explore the world from a new perspective in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Spanning 1836 km² it is the biggest National Park in the Alps. The National Park is an unforgettable experience in the summer in particular – lots of 3000 metre summits, age-old glaciers, crystal-clear glacier streams, thundering waterfalls, turquoise mountain lakes, Alpine pastures that have been tended for centuries and much more. Pay a visit to Europe's highest waterfalls in Krimml and the impressive glacier realm in Weißsee. An excursion to the National Park realm and its 360° panorama cinema will fill you with amazement too.
An exhibit to reach out and touch!
A unique 1800 m2 Alpine adventure realm. The Hohe Tauern National Park, which has the highest peaks in Austria, and its inhabitants including ibex, chamois and the snow vole seem within touching distance. There are ten stations waiting to be explored.
NATONAL PARK 360°
360 ° insights into the secrets of the National Park.
In the new 360 ° panorama realm visitors can experience a unique natural and summit adventure, from different perspectives, with the help of state-of-the-art technology: from the summit, from a crevasse, in the wild river and hovering above Rauriser Virgin Forest. Nine projectors provide this impressive film and sound experience on a screen over 50 metres in length.
Daily from 09:00 to 18:00
National Park World
Hohe Tauern National Park Centre
Gerlos Straße 18
Tel: +43 6562 40939
Krimml Waterfalls – the biggest in Europe – are, with their impressive fall height of 380 metres over three levels, the fifth highest waterfalls in the world.
A hiking trail created by the Austrian Alpine Association (ÖAV) proceeds right to this breath-taking natural spectacle. Experience the refreshing mist and the impressive power of the water, in the midst of a dreamy mountain backdrop in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Along the 4 km, well-secured path you get to enjoy a very special experience, from the lowermost waterfall (walking time around 10 minutes) to the uppermost waterfall (walking time around 1 1/2hours).
ÖAV Section Warnsdorf/Krimml
Krimml No. 47
Tel: +43 6564 7212
Fax: +43 6564 7212 4
WaterWorlds Krimml extend an invigorating welcome. Follow the lifeline of the Hohe Tauern, experience water in its most exciting guise and in all its variety – from the waterfall centre via the Aquaszenarium to Haus des Wassers. At the foot of the Krimml Waterfalls the purest pleasure for all the family awaits!
Mid April until the end of October; daily from 09:00 - 17:00
Tel: +43 6564 20113
A golf facility in the middle of the impressive mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park, in a completely flat, easy to walk on terrain. From green to green, you proceed past traditional hay barns, accompanied by a little stream, which ends right outside the club house terrace.
GC Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
... to mountains, lakes & glaciers – nestling in the heart of the National Park!
The route proceeds from Uttendorf via the toll-free Stubachtal panorama road, through one of the most impressive Tauerntäler to the starting point of the mountain adventure - the Enzingerboden at 1480m altitude. From here, the comfortable 6-seater gondola takes you via the intermediate Grünsee station (1740m) to the mountain station, Berghotel Rudolfshütte am Weißsee (2300m) into a high Alpine hiking paradise with superb views, a realm of glaciers and 3000 metre summits. The Medelz double-seater chairlift continues up to the Medelzplateau at 2600m, with superb panoramic views.
A high Alpine holiday realm opens up for everyone here, inviting you to enjoy unforgettable tours of all difficulty levels.
Tel: +43 6563 20150
Fax: +43 6543 20150 20
Gorges and caves are among the most impressive natural attractions. The gorges around Bruck Fusch inspire all generations in equal measure. An unbridled natural spectacle which is hard to top in terms of beauty and power, when the thundering masses of water break on the rocks. How many caves there are in the mountains in and around SalzburgerLand will likely remain a secret forever more. A few can indeed be explored and are popular excursion destinations, for instance the biggest ice cave in the world.
Nestling in Salzburger Land, at the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, is Taxenbach, and its natural monument the Kitzlochklamm.
A tour of Kitzlochklamm takes some 1 to 1 ½ hours; it is also the starting point for a 3 hour hike to Maria Elend pilgrimage church in Embach or to Rauris.
Kitzlochklamm is open every day from Mother's Day until the end of September, from 08:00 - 18:00.
From the start until the middle of October, from 09:00 – 17:00 – depending on the weather.
Tel: +43 6543 5252
Fax +43 6543 5252
In the late Ice Age, around 14,000 years ago, Kaprunertal was covered by an impressive glacier, which slowly came away from the rocks, heading down towards the valley. The melted glacier left a valley cut at Bürgkogel, known as Sigmund-Thun-Klamm. The Kapruner Ache cut a 32 m deep section through the gorge, forming impressive smooth section, potholes and scours.
Klammsee: This wonderful area in Kapruner Tal in the foothills of the Hohe Tauern National Park serves as a place of regeneration and a meeting point in nature for hikers and people looking for tranquillity.
Mid May until the end of September – daily from 09:00 - 17:00
Tel: +43 681 84924737
In terms of length (around 1.5 km), depth, wildness and abundance of water, nothing compares to this gorge in Austria. Be inspired by this myth-enshrouded gorge in St. Johann.
The thundering waterfalls and the powerful water masses have cut ever deeper into the calcareous gorge shale over millions of years. The rocks are now so narrow and high in places only little strips of the sky can be seen.
Free parking and 2 inns at the entrance to Liechtensteinklamm.
From the start of May until 30th September, daily from 09:00 - 18:00
From 1 October to 31 October daily from 09:00 - 16:00.
Sturdy footwear and warm clothing are recommended, depending on the time of year.
Extreme weather events (e.g. flooding) may result in the temporary closure of the gorge.
St. Johann – Alpendorf tourist association
Tel: +43 6412 6036 or
Vorderkaserklamm between St. Martin and Weißbach was first made accessible to visitors in 1882. 12,000 to 14,000 years ago, when the Ice Age glaciers had melted away, the Ödenbach began to shape the hard rocks.
Today the gorge is 400 metres in length, 80 metres in depth, up to six metres wide at the top and 80 centimetres at the bottom. The path through the gorge proceeds via 51 footways and 35 staircases, with 373 steps to cover in total.
Start of May until the end of October
May, June, September, October daily from 09:30 - 17:00
July, August daily from 09:30 - 18:00
A-5092 St. Martin bei Lofer
Tel: +43 6582 8352
Lamprechtshöhle, which spans a total of some 51 km, is one of the biggest cave systems in Europe.
A show cave section has been made accessible for visitors, where they can walk on a lovely, well constructed footways, some 700 m into the mountain and make their way to the extensive platform area, from where there is impressive views to the cave, for the most part well-lit, with an altitude difference of 70 m.
An unforgettable experience even when it is rainy!
Start of May until the end of October, daily from 08:30 - 19:00
Other months and at weekends from 09:00 - 17:00
A-5092 St. Martin bei Lofer
Tel: +43 6582 8343
As the gateway to "Naturpark Weißbach", Seisenbergklamm is an ideal starting point for numerous hikes and stations for the ALMErlebnisBUS and is right on the route.
Once a week, a torchlit hike complete with music provided by wind instruments, provides an exceptional ambience.
The 'gorge spirit' makes an excursion through Seisenbergklamm an exciting experience for all ages. At several stations it provides interesting facts about nature and the environment.
Start of May until the end of October, daily from 08:30 - 18:30.
A-5093 Weißbach bei Lofer
Tel: +43 6582 8242 4
It is not just the size of the halls that makes a visit to this cave an experience, you also encounter wonderful dripstone and sinter formations and strange rock shapes.
The ascent starts in the valley close to the car park on the B 167 in Klammstein, near the big sign "Höhle". Allow for around 45 minutes' walk time when you follow path.
Cave temperature ca. +6° Celsius. Warm clothing and sturdy footwear recommended.
Open from May through to around the end of September.
Entry is only permissible when you are accompanied by a cave guide:
Duration ca. 50 minutes
May, June: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, 12:00 and 14:00
July, August: daily, no closures, 11:00 and 12:00 and 14:00
September: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, 12:00 and 14:00
Schauhöhle "Entrische Kirche"
Tel: +43 6433 7695
Mobile: +43 664 9861347
The biggest ice caves on earth!
Daily from 1 May - 26. October
May, June, September, October from 08:00 - 15:00
July, August from 08:00 - 16:00
Tel: +43 6468 5248
There are numerous sights, museums, gardens and parks with extensive green areas waiting for you in Salzburg. Pay a visit to the world famous water gardens in Hellbrunn. Water machines, grottoes and malevolent water fountains have for more than 400 years provided wet, but above all else, smiling faces. Or, travel back to the timw of the knights and damsels and spend a day in Hohenwerfen Fortress. When the weather is bad, we recommend a family excursion to Haus der Natur, nesting in the heart of the city of Salzburg, or to the Salt Mines in Hallein. You see, Salzburg means fun for everyone!
EXPERIENCE THE MIDDLE AGES UP CLOSE
The former archiepiscopal fortified castle dating from the 11th century invites you to head away on a voyage through time. One unforgettable highlight are the breath-taking demonstration flights by the historic falconry centre, which features predominantly local raptors in free flight.
2020 from 15 May to 8 November
15 May – September: daily, 09:00 – 17:00
13 July – 14. August: daily, 09:00 – 18:00
1 October – 08 November: Tues – Sun, 09:30 – 16:00
Guided tours of the castle
May, October & November: 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16:00
May – September: 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17:00
15 July – 16 August: right through, 10:00 – 18:00
15 May– 3 November: 11:15 and 15:15
15 July – 16 August: 11:15, 14:15 and 16:30
Tel: +43 6468 7603
Fax: DW 4
A trip to Haus der Natur is as variety-packed as life itself. On an exhibition area spanning over 7000m2, Salzburg's most popular and at the same time biggest museum reveals nature at its most exciting. An experience for all ages.
Open daily from 09:00 - 17:00
Haus der Natur
Tel: +43 662 842653
A representative holiday home, with a park and water game features. Summer residences were very much in vogue around 1615. Hellbrunn has barely changed in 400 years. The famous Hellbrunn trick fountains are a real spectacle that can be seen just as they were in days past: mysterious grottoes, water spraying figures and trick fountains await.
Behind the Palace park walls a 60 hectare area opens up, providing space to relax, take a deep breath, stroll, enjoy and be amazed – a mere 10 minute drive from Salzburg's Old Town area.
Tel: +43 662 820372
Fax: DW 4931
In the tracks of "White Gold" to Salzburg's roots. Experience a raft ride across the mysterious salt lake and a speedy slide into the heart of the mountain. Family fun guaranteed!
April - October: Guided tours 09:00 - 17:00 (right through)
November - March: Guided tours 10:00 - 15:00 (on the hour)
A-5422 Bad Dürrnberg
Tel: +43 61322008511
Fax: +43 6132 200 8518