Great excursions for all the family

Not only the immediate region but also the surrounding area is full of exciting places of interest ensuring a never ending list of excursion possibilities, all easily reached form your holiday home the Landhaus Leogang: Europe’s highest waterfall, the Salt Mines and the world famous City of Salzburg just to name a few. 

Boat Rides on Zell am See Lake

20 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Ship ahoy! A pleasurable boat ride enjoying the unique mountain panorama of Zell am See is one of the most refreshing ways to spend the day. Weigh anchor in the “MS Schmittenhöhe” or the “Kaiserin Elisabeth” and glide gently across the crystal clear waters of one of Salzburg’s most beautiful lakes. 

Maisiflitzer Alpine Roller Coaster in Kaprun

30 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Take a trip up to the local Maiskogel Peak and prepare yourself for an exhilarating descent. Enjoy the ride down the 730 metre-long “Maisiflitzer” and reach speeds of up to 40 km/h. Waves, jumps and bends make for an exciting ride on the first ever Alpine roller coaster in Salzburg. Don’t forget to buckle up! 

Tree-Top Trail Saalbach-Hinterglemm

30 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

On the highest tree-top walk in Europa you get a magnificent view of the local forests from a completely new perspective. At the end of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm valley the “Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps“ leads you to a pathway stretching through the tree tops for more than 2 kilometres. Each visitor receives an original tree-top hat as a souvenir. 

Family Land Pillerseetal Valley

25 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

With more than 40 exciting and fun attractions this family theme park in the Pillerseetal Valley guarantees a fun day out for all the family. Time will simply fly by as the kids discover the climbing wall, salt grotto and the pirate ship. Wild water rafting is just one of the many exciting activities and since 2013 the park is home to the highest roller coaster in the Alps, the BIG BANG! It is 22 metres high, 500 metres long and reaches speeds of up to 80 km/h!

Saalachtal Valley Forces of Nature

30 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Between the Steinberg Mountains of Lofer and Leogang and at the end of the Steinerne Meer mountain range extreme forces of nature created places of extreme natural beauty and significance: Thunderous waterfalls, fascinating rock formations and one of the most extensive cave systems in Europe. In Pinzgau’s Saalachtal Valley you will find an area known under the name of “Saalachtal Valley Forces of Nature” which is made up of the Vorderkaserklamm Gorge, the Lamprechtshöhle Caves and the Seisenbergklamm Gorge. Spend an unforgettable day surrounded by the products of the forces of nature. 

Triassic Park

35 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Welcome to the Ice Age! Catch a ride on the gondola lift and go on a journey back in time to explore the fascinating world of the dinosaurs. This extraordinary theme park located on the Waidringer Steinplatte is a great way to spend a day out with the family finding out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about prehistoric times. And as an added bonus you get to enjoy plenty of fresh mountain air.  

Ferleiten Wildlife and Leisure Park

40 minutes’ drive from the  Landhaus Leogang

In the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park, close to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road you will find the Ferleiten Wildlife Park, home to more than 200 Alpine animal species. The adjacent leisure park covers an area of over 20,000 m² offering visitors plenty of space to discover the great attractions. The restaurant terrace is the ideal place to take a break and perhaps enjoy a meal or a drink and take in the breath-taking mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park!

High Alpine Reservoirs in Kaprun

40 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Between the impressive glacial peaks of the Hohe Tauern National park lie the Mooserboden and the Wasserfallboden high Alpine reservoirs. You can hike up to the reservoir or you can take the bus. Regardless of how you get there, the 360° panoramic views at just under 2,000 metres above sea level are well worth the effort. A tour of this hydroelectric facility will give you great insight into the dam and its significance for the region. 

Panning for Gold in Rauris

45 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Struck by gold fever! If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at panning for gold, the Raurisertal Valley is the ideal place to start. A great adventure for all the family. 

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Kaprun

50 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

This impressive peak with its glacier and all-year-round ski area is famous far beyond Austria’s borders. The efficient cable car takes you comfortably to the summit station at an altitude of 3,029 metres where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views and crisp mountain air. Summer or winter the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun is always well worth a visit!

Wildlife Park Aurach/Kitzbühel

55 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

In the Aurach Wildlife Park in beautiful Kitzbühel more than 200 Alpine and non-domestic animals have found a home. As well as ibex, moufflons and wild boar you will also spy kangaroos, lamas and Barbary apes. Visitors can spend hours watching the activities of the animals which roam (mostly freely) through the 40 hectares of enclosures.  

Ice Caves in Werfen

60 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

In Salzburg’s Tennengebirge Region, not far from Pinzgau you will find the largest ice cave system in the world. With the help of a guide you are lead through the part of the 40 kilometre-long tunnel system which is open to the public. This is an unbelievable natural beauty spot and well worth a visit.

Salzburg Open Air Museum

60 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Just a few kilometres away from the Old Town of Salzburg you will find the pilgrimage village of Großgmain. On the outskirts of this rural community an open air museum has been established which gives visitors fascinating and valuable insight into Austria’s history and heritage. More than 100 original buildings including houses, farm houses, alm huts, craftsmen’s homes and workshops, a school and a church have been painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt, brick for brick and beam for beam, in the spacious grounds of the open air museum.

Salt Mines in Hallein

1 hours and 10 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Just above the historical city of Hallein the show salt mines are open to the public giving visitors a detailed impression of what life at the heyday of salt mining was like. “White gold” as it was then referred to, formed the basis of Salzburg’s wealth and played a significant role in the city’s development. Children from the age of four years and adults can enjoy the informative and action-packed tour of the mines. Protective overalls are provided and the highlight for most visitors is sliding down the long wooden miners slide into the heart of the mine.

Hellbrunn Water Games

1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Arch Bishop Marcus Sittikus von Hohenems created the water games in the gardens of his summer residence Schloss Hellbrunn as a form of entertainment for his guests. Today visitors enjoy the intricate clockwork mechanisms and the seemingly uncontrollable fountains on the guided tour of the Schloss Hellbrunn Water Games. It’s a fun day out for all the family, but be prepared! 

Hellbrunn Zoo Salzburg

1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Landhaus Leogang

Salzburg Zoo is located right next to the historic Schloss Hellbrunn palace and is home to more than 140 species. In addition to native animals such as the ibex, chamois and European otter more exotic animals like lions, zebras and rhinos are also on show. The zoo is set into a rock-face with stunning Alpine scenery as a backdrop and the walk around the zoo is worth the visit in its own right. This is a trip that can be combined with a visit to Hellbrunn Palace and the Water Games.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Located in the very heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road takes you to the very top of the highest and most famous mountain in Austria. The Grossglockner is 3,798 metres high and is well worth the strenuous and winding journey to the summit. While you’re there take a break and enjoy some refreshments and the stunning views from the   comfort of the Franz-Josefs-Höhe complex. 

Fairy Tale Park Ruhpolding

1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Fun and excitement for the whole family are guaranteed in the Fairy Tale Park in Ruhpolding just across the border in Bavaria.  Go on a fascinating journey through an enchanted world and enjoy the many attractions and rides: roller coaster, crystal mines, slides and much, much more. You’ll have a great time.   

Krimml Waterfalls

1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

In Krimml you can experience the beauty and magnificence of Europe’s highest waterfalls. Located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park the waterfalls cascade over 380 metres of rock-face. Along the beautifully laid out path, which leads you close to the falls up to its source, there are numerous viewing points. Experience the power and beauty of the falls first hand and close up. 

Krimml Wondrous World of Water

1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Water is the focal point at the visitor centre in Krimml: The Wondrous World of Water exhibition area is spread over 460m² and gives visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into the phenomena “water”. In addition to the innovative attractions (Waterfall Centre & WasserWunderBar), the viewing terrace is a real highlight.  

Planetarium Königsleiten

1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Not only children will be enthralled by the wealth of fascinating information and impressive imagery in the Planetarium Königsleiten. The auditorium seats up to 50 people who are given the chance to gaze at detailed images of the stars and explore the universe. In addition to the popular star watching show, the Planetarium also offers a “Walking Tour of the Planets”, the huge telescope and great fairy tales for the kids.  

The Eagles Nest

1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

Visit the Kehlsteinhaus, better known as the Eagles Nest, in neighbouring Bavaria. This chalet-style mountain retreat was built for Hitler for his 50th birthday and well worth a visit. The Eagles Nest perches on the side of the mountain overlooking Berchtesgaden with spectacular panorama views of the surrounding mountains.  

City of Salzburg

1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from the Landhaus Leogang

The county capital City of Salzburg is famous for its irresistible charm, Mozart and of course, the Sound of Music! When you wonder through the streets of this fascinating city, there’s something of interest around every corner: Magnificent churches, monuments, museums and living history wherever you look. Culture enthusiasts will enjoy the wide range of musical events on offer and it goes without saying that a visit to Mozart’s birth place is an absolute must. When the Salzburg Festival comes to Salzburg in the summer, Salzburg becomes Europe’s cultural epicentre and a meeting place for international musicians, artists and actors.  Take a stroll through the enchanting shopping street the “Getreidegasse”, enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of Austrian cake or strudel in one of the many traditional cafés, or dine in one of the many typical Salzburg restaurants and soak up the flair and atmosphere of Salzburg.