Exciting gorges and caves: Lofer in Salzburg – Vorderkaserklamm gorge, Lamprechtshöhle cave and Seisenbergklamm gorge
The impressive gorges were created at the end of the ice age. Over time, the water dug deep grooves in the mountain. The gorges formed can be visited via carved stairways, bridges and platforms.
The lovely village of Lover is about 30 minutes away by car, and is really worth a visit with its exciting excursion destinations!
- The Vorderkaserklamm is 400 metres long, 80 metres deep and has more than 51 bridges and 35 stairways with a total of 373 stairs.
- The Lamprechtshöhle cave has the longest cave entrance in the world and is one of Europe's largest cave systems. Part of the cave can be visited. You can walk into it over 600 metres – at a height of 70 metres.
- The Seisenbergklamm is a total of 600 metres long and 50 metres deep. The water has used its power year after year to dig an average of 4 to 5 millimetres of stone from the cliffs.
Don't forget to take a thick jumper or a jacket. It can be cold in the gorges.
So you can take your voyage of discovery through the breath-taking nature at a cosy temperature.
The largest ice cave in the world: Eisenriesenwelt “World of the Ice Giants” in Werfen near Salzburg.
The world’s largest ice caves are located in Werfen, 20 km from Salzburg. After a little walk of 20 minutes the cable car will whisk you to 1076 metres. Then you'll enter the 40 km cave labyrinth with its unimaginably beautiful caves and channels. This wonderful world of cliff and ice was created more than 100 million years ago and the creation process is still going full steam ahead!
Don't miss one of the most beautiful excursion destinations in Salzburg!
And we absolutely recommend a thick jacket or thick pullover in the ice cave.
The temperatures are around the freezing point.
Salzburg (70 km away)
Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, is a fantastic city with its history and lovely baroque architecture.
It is certainly worth a visit. The city lies by the Salzach river and has many sights and excursion destinations to offer. Visit the cathedral, the fortress of Hohensalzburg and discover the Salzburg old town.
A tip for connoisseurs: In the summer of every year the Salzburger Festspiele festival takes place!
Krimml in the region of Salzburg is the home of impressive and natural sights. This impressive waterfall of 380 metres is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. A 4 km hiking trail leads you along the waterfall to the top. Once you get there, you'll experience an unforgettable view: masses of water falling full strength into the depths.
Think about sensible footwear!
Zell am See (40 km away)
Zell am See in the region of Salzburg is a charming city with roots reaching back to the Bronze Age. The city lies by the eponymous Lake Zell. Take a relaxing boat tour on the nearly 4 km long and 1.5 wide lake. You can rent a motor boat and rowboat on site or jump on a tour boat.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The highest mountain in Austria is the Großglockner with an imposing height of 3798 metres. The famous high alpine road takes you to the Hohe Tauern national park with the Pasterze glacier. The 48 km long road is an attraction in itself with the impressive view for drivers. In 36 narrow curves you'll wind your way up to 2504 metres with the car. On your drive, you'll pass blooming meadows, deep forests, gigantic cliffs and the eternal snow at the foot of the Großglockner. Don't miss this breath-taking nature.
Aurach Game Park at Kitzbühel
A hike for real lovers of nature and animals. Discover 200 alpine animals in the Aurach Game Park, Tyrol's largest outdoor enclosure.
Many excursion destinations and sights await you in Kufstein, only a few kilometres away! Visit the second largest city in Tyrol, its fortress and glass blowing studio.
Glass blowing studio and brewery in Rattenberg
Experience more about the glass town of Rattenberg am Inn and enjoy a beer in the city brewery.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Experience glittering works of art made of crystal. This exhibition has millions of visitors annually. Swarovski Crystal Worlds is only a few minutes’ drive from Innsbruck in the town of Wattens.
Innsbruck (100 km away), Capital of Tyrol
Innsbruck is an 800 year old city on the banks of the river Inn. In the 1st century, this city was an important station on the trade route from Italy and from Switzerland to Germany. Innsbruck is architectonically interesting with its numerous buildings from the middle ages, such as the Franciscan court church and the princely castle with its famous “golden roof”. Visit this wonderful city in the heart of Tyrol and get to know the hospitable residents.