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Our most recommended Salzkammergut History & Heritage

  • Original Sound of Music Tour

    1. Original Sound of Music Tour

    On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. You’ll visit Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water. Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today. The wedding scene was fil...

    David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

  • Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    2. Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    After meeting your local guide, listen to some general information and historical facts about this small Austrian village. Then, walk to the Badeinsel, an artificial island with a spectacular view of the lake and the historic town center. Take incredible photos which will wow your family, friends, and social media followers. Next, hike up the Salzberg Trail to the Mühlbach Wasserfall until you reach the historic center of the town. Take look at the Bone House of Hallstatt and learn about the unique burial traditions of this region. End the tour by taking in the iconic postcard views of the waterfront and city. During the whole tour, your guide will take complimentary pictures which will be edited and uploaded into a private Dropbox folder on the same day the tour takes place.

    The tour was so great. We walked all around learning local fun facts and history while stopping briefly for great photo ops. The town is beautiful and I couldn’t recommend this tour more. Our photos were delivered the same day, edited and very professional.

  • Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    3. Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Situated at the northern boundary of the Alps, the Baroque city of Salzburg boasts a glorious natural setting. On this 5.5-hour trip you will experience both city and country in a fusion of 2 popular tours, covering both the historic city center and the lakes and mountains that surround it. First you will experience the city that gave us Mozart and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting from the early 17th-Century Palace of Mirabell, you will get a 90-minute tour that includes the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies, the Marionette Theatre, and Mozart’s Wohnhaus, where the composer lived for many years. Cross over the Salzach River, once a major transport route, to enjoy magnificent city views, before following the river along part of the old fortifications and past the Law Courts to Hellbrunn Palace. On the way back to the city ...

    The tour guides, the driver, the group are all great! However there are 3 minor hiccups: 1. The meeting point confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, I was sent to a different booth; 2. The starting time of the tour confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, 15 minutes delay; 3. The first part of the exclusion was confirmed in English but at the end it was conducted in bilingual: English and German.

  • Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    4. Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    Start your journey travelling through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Salzkammergut (Lake Area) passing many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known by its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World. Spending about 2 hours in Hallstatt, it is hard to know where to start. You may explore the old town visiting the world-famous Bone House behind the Catholic Church or turn back time at the local museum – since a whole era of mankind was named after Hallstatt, the so called Hallstatt Period (800 BC – 400 BC).  Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mühlbach waterfalls or experience the magnificent “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk! Hall...

  • Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

    5. Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

    Start with the salt mines and take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache passing the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of the Third Reich used to be.  Afterwards, the tour continues to its highlight – the 490 year old salt mines at Berchtesgaden. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake which you will be crossing by boat. After this 2-hour unique tour you will have the opportunity to explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden tasting some Bavarian specialties.  After a short break go to the Sound of Music Tour - a wonderful ride with amazing views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage ...

    Two separate tours with two tour guides. Both were very knowledgeable and kept us well entertained for each 4hr section.

  • Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    6. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to sta...

    The tour was nice, Norbert was very kind, polite and patience. He fetch us with VW Phaeton which was a comfortable car, clean and well maintained. In total the tour was 14 hours just to see Hallstatt and Salzburg. He never counting on the hours. He just keep going and entertained us. Show us many things and explained it well. He brought us to the good Italian restaurant in Salzburg, he knew good food too.

  • From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    7. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    Following pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you make your way to the city of Melk. Visit the Benedictine abbey located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Danube River. See the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and go to the top of the abbey to get panoramic views of Melk. Drive past pretty lakes and scenic towns such as Bad Ischl. Stop at the beautiful town of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See, and learn more about its historic salt production. Visit a subterranean salt lake to see the mummy of a prehistoric miner preserved in salt! Next, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the city of Salzburg. Explore the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, and discover where the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Return to Vienna and get dropped off at your hotel at the end o...

    This tour enabled us to visit some very beautiful locations in Austria. It was the highlight of our trip - magnificent!

  • Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

    8. Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

    Visit locations from the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music in both the city of Salzburg and the famous Salzkammergut Lakes and Mountains Region, plus a tour to the historical Salt Mines. Travel into the beautiful mountain area south-west of Salzburg, the area Maria von Trapp called her "home away from home." Let your guides enchant you with the local history then take a trip into the underworld caverns of the Salt Mines. Learn the amazing history of how salt gave this area its economic wealth. You'll see all the highlights of the area made famous by The Sound of Music, as well as visiting the salt mines. This full day gives you an unforgettable insight into the story of Maria von Trapp, plus the wonders of Austrian nature at her best. A full day of fun, amazement, history, and adventure.

    Interesting, fun and great value. So well organised, our two tour guides David and Wolfgang were brilliant.

  • Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

    9. Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

    See how the city of Hallstatt celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs and see for yourself why the city is one of the best places to visit in Europe at Christmas. Witness some of the region's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the streets of the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and experience Hallstatt's unique festive atmosphere. Afterward, head to the market square for a wander around the romantic Christmas market. Here, sample some of Austria's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you listen to regional music and admire traditional crafts.

  • Hallstatt: Interactive Game Experience

    10. Hallstatt: Interactive Game Experience

    Discover Hallstatt as never before with an original interactive game experience. Use your mobile phone and explore the most important sights and the best photo spots as well as hidden streets and viewpoints. Pass by the iconic Market Square of Hallstatt and the Catholic church and its unique cemetery.

    The rules of the game are easy. Each riddle is made up of directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you are stuck, you can ask for a hint. However, this adds 10 minutes of “penalty time” to your overall completion time. If you’re lost, you can skip a riddle, but this also adds 20 minutes of “penalty time”.

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What people are saying about Salzkammergut

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 780 reviews

Great day in a just beautiful village (despite the long journey it's really worth it), the boat ride and the climb to the point of view are really to do, I highly recommend!

Our guide "Leo" was amazingly knowledgeable and friendly! He was very professional! Fantastic trip, lots to see and experience, Awesome!

It was perfect ! Timing a little short if you plan to eat there. But the guide is great, the place is great. !! I recommend

The best experience Europe has to offer, my husband and I truly enjoyed this tour.

wonderful trip and amazing guide! highly recommended!