Excursion destinations throughout the Salzburger Land

Ideal Locations for Day trips

Not far from Grossarl are many exciting and worthwhile day trip destinations in the Salzburger Land. Spend a day in the City of Salzburg, enjoy the untouched nature of the Hohe Tauern National Park or pay a visit to the Hohenwerfen Fortress.

70km to the City of Salzburg, 35km to the Eisriesenwelt Werfen and just 20km to the Liechtenstein Gorge – the EDELWEISS Grossarl is your luxurious base for a variety of day trips and excursions to sightseeing destinations and natural wonders.


With a total length of 42km, the Eisriesenwelt Werfen is considered to be the largest ice cave in the world. This fascinating series of ice shapes and figures is only 45 minutes away from Grossarl. A bit of physical fitness is advised for the hike through the Eisriesenwelt ice caves.

Hohenwerfen Fortress

The Hohenwerfen Fortress is around 35 minutes away from Grossarl and promises an interesting day excursion: a fortress tour, falconry flight displays and exhibitions on various topics will delight both young and old.

This imposing fortress was built upon a 113m-high cliff and has reigned over Werfen since 1078. Over centuries, the Hohenwerfen Fortress has seen many ...

Grossglockner high alpine road

If you are looking to enjoy the amazing mountain panorama of the Salzburger Land in a comfortable manner, then the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the right choice for you. This famous route is 48km long and continues up to 2,504 m above sea level. You can reach this panoramic toll road from Grossarl in less than one hour.

The Krimml waterfalls

Around 110km from Grossarl is one of Austria’s natural wonders: the Krimml Waterfalls. With a height of 385m, these are the highest waterfalls in Austria. The hiking trail that leads to the waterfalls offers a magnificent view of the roaring falls.

The Liechtenstein gorge

Roaring waterfalls, rushing, clear water and deep crevices – a hike through the Liechtenstein Gorge goes over catwalks, footbridges and through tunnels. The Liechtenstein Gorge is only 10 minutes away from the Hotel Edelweiss in St. Johann im Pongau. This natural highlight is a refreshing, must-see summer destination.
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