Dating back to the 13th century, this former toll post and occasional summer residence of Salzburg's prince archbishops stands on a rocky outcropping to the northwest of Mauterndorf.
Awaiting you at Mauterndorf Castle is an exciting journey back to the Middle Ages. You will have an opportunity to meet the lord of the castle, Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach, as well as his court.
Also rewarding are the Lungau Regional Heritage Museum and a 44 meters-high tower fortification with views of Mauterndorf and the surrounding mountain world.
A centuries-old stately home, a collection of historic wagons, lifestyles from different eras, sculptures, hunting weapons, trophies, a court room, torture chamber. Open year-round, visits only possible as part of a guided tour.
One of the last narrow-gauge railways in Austria. This rather sedate-looking steam locomotive will take you from Tamsweg to Murau. You will sit in vintage carriages, in which Emperor Franz Joseph once rode to go hunting for chamois in Murau. Your journey will be accompanied by a harmonica player, whilst there is also a Fairytale Carriage where the youngsters will get to hear fun, and occasionally scary tales about the legendary Murtal railway.
Krameterhof Eco Village
This is where things are grown using the principles of permaculture, things that you would never have expected to see in this alpine setting. Information and tours are offered by appointment as part of seminar programs and organized excursions.
The almost 35 km-long Nockalm Road takes you through a series of gentle curves, revealing as it does so a region of charming natural beauty.
Open from May until October.
Grossglockner High-Alpine Road
Built from 1930-35 to the plans of F. Wallack, this high-alpine road takes visitors close to the Grossglockner, Austria's highest peak.
Along the National Park Road from Bruck in the Salzach Valley (Salzburg), over the Fuscher Törl (elev. 2404 m) and Hochtor (2504 m, incl. a 311 m-long tunnel) up to the Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2362 m with views of the Glockner) and then continuing on to Heiligenblut (Carinthia).
World of Ice Giants in Werfen
Europe's biggest ice cave is always worth a visit.
Open from May 1 until the beginning of October.
Salzburg City - home of the world-famous festival
Salzburg is the provincial capital and is a really rewarding place to spend the day, home to all kinds of historic sites and fascinating attractions.
A world in miniature on the shores of the Wörthersee, Minimundus is home to over 150 models of famous Austrian and international buildings made on a scale of 1:25, along with a port harbor with model ships and a model railway that runs through the grounds.
Open from April until the end of October.