Where to stay in Salzburger Land?

Whether it's the Alpine summer or mountain winter, cheese spaetzle or Kaiserschmarrn, pure nature or the historical Mozart city – Salzburg Land offers endless possibilities to make your vacation dreams come true. And because one often can't see the forest for the trees, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to make the most of your stay in Salzburg Land. It starts with our commitment to finding the perfect accommodation for you in Salzburg Land. Would you prefer a charming boutique hotel in Salzburg Land? Or something more independent? How about a holiday apartment in Salzburg Land high up in the Austrian Alps? Or a small hotel in the centre of the Baroque city of Salzburg? All our carefully selected accommodations are in prime locations, allowing you to explore Salzburg Land optimally.

We have summarized the diversity of Salzburg Land for you in this little travel guide:

  • Our favourite places and accommodations in Salzburg Land
  • What you can do in Salzburg Land

Our favourite towns, villages and accommodations in Salzburger Land

The Salzburger Land beckons with its numerous mountain regions, each offering individual treasures and attractions. But the famous capital city, Salzburg, is a gem you shouldn't miss. Beyond the well-known sights and mass tourism, there's much more to discover in Salzburger Land. We have compiled our favourite places for exploration and relaxation in Salzburger Land for you.

Behind the slogan "Home of Lässig" lies the Saalbach Hinterglemm region. Here, winter delights with 270 kilometres of slopes meet the beauty of mountain summers for hiking, biking, or exploring with the whole family. Whether a beginner or a pro, the Hinterglemm ski area offers the right slope for every skill level. In summer, explore the region—hikers and mountain bikers will find ample opportunities. But those seeking relaxation will also find the ideal place for peace and enjoyment. How about, for example, one of our carefully selected luxury hotels in Hinterglemm?

The Tennengau region combines everything an attractive holiday destination needs. Located near the city of Salzburg, a stay in one of our selected boutique hotels in Salzburg is recommended. The many destinations and experiences this region offers also make it an ideal vacation spot for families. For example, the Salt World in Hallein—a museum that introduces visitors to the fascinating history of salt mining in the region and captivates young visitors with an underground slide.

An incredible variety of flora and fauna can be found in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The largest national park in Central Europe, with its backdrop of 266 mountains with over 3.000 metres, 551 mountain lakes, and 342 glaciers, captivates nature lovers throughout the year. Particularly impressive are the Krimml Waterfalls, among the highest in Europe. Various viewpoints around the waterfalls are accessible via delightful hiking trails.

The Gastein Valley is a true sports paradise. Boundless skiing pleasure, an impressive mountain world inviting you to hike, bike, or practice yoga, and a golf course for golf enthusiasts and those wanting to try. Athletes are guaranteed to get their money's worth! For connoisseurs, we have discovered a special gem in Bad Gastein. If you're looking for an idyllic design hotel in Gastein, the House Hirt offers pure wellness and a retreat amidst a magnificent mountain world.

In the Rauris Valley, a quiet and secluded valley, those seeking relaxation find exactly what they are looking for. To fully enjoy the nature and tranquillity of this region, we have found the perfect place for you. Stay in Salzburger Land? How about a holiday apartment in Rauris? The nearby historic marketplace is the ideal starting point to explore the Rauris Valley.

When thinking of Salzburger Land, the city of Salzburg and the Salzkammergut with its treasures, such as the world-famous Hallstatt, naturally come to mind. We haven't forgotten these regions and have collected the best hotels in the city of Salzburg and the most beautiful accommodations in Salzburger Land for you.

Whether as a family with children, a romantic couple, or simply with friends, we have the perfect offer for every taste and budget. Take a look at our carefully curated selection of accommodations in Salzburger Land for an unforgettable vacation.

What to do in the Salzburg Land

As diverse as the Salzburger Land is, there are equally varied activities to suit every taste. Whether sporty or relaxing, indulgent or rustic, nature-oriented or in search of luxury, we have compiled a medley of the most popular and unique activities in the Salzburger Land:

Hiking, Trekking, and Biking

The Salzburger Land embodies pristine nature, mountains, and alpine meadows. It's an ideal region to explore on foot or by bike, offering an escape from everyday life. Take, for instance, a hike along the Hochkönig Massif on the Königsweg, where vast meadows and beautiful forests await. A beautiful high-altitude trail passes several alpine huts, inviting you to take a break over four days of hiking. For cycling enthusiasts looking to combine sport with enjoyment, the Three-Mountain Tour is recommended. It takes you from Altenmarkt directly into the mountains, with culinary delights from the region, such as herbal trout and bacon bread, waiting at stops along the way.

Winter Wonderland

In winter, the Salzburger Land transforms into a snowy paradise. The region is renowned for its ski resorts like Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Zell am See-Kaprun, and Obertauern, offering top-notch slopes and snow conditions for all skiers and snowboarders. Families particularly enjoy the Dachstein West region, with child-friendly slopes and special family rates.

Health and Wellness

Salzburger Land offers numerous health-related activities. Experience a unique sense of freedom for body and mind with a walk through the forests of Salzburger Land led by forester Walter Mooslechner. The "Forest Whisperer" takes you on a journey back to nature's origins, teaching you to reconnect with the surrounding environment. A perfect opportunity to hit the pause button in your mind.

Water Fun

The numerous lakes in the Salzburger Land provide ideal conditions for water sports activities such as swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, and boating. For adrenaline junkies, there are offerings from white-water kayaking on the Saalach to rafting in Zell am See. Those preferring a relaxed day by the water can sunbathe on the piers, play beach volleyball, and cool off in the crystal-clear lake at Waldbad Anif near the capital city, Salzburg.

Culinary Delights

On the countless alpine meadows around the Salzburger Land, you can savor regional and traditional cuisine. Whether fish specialties, tender venison, vegetarian dishes with an organic focus, or classics like Kaiserschmarren or a Brettljause with alpine butter and bacon—the culinary offerings are endless. For those looking to discover gastronomy on a different level, we recommend activities such as an herb hike or a wild herb cooking workshop.

Whether you're seeking an active holiday in hiking boots, a culinary retreat on an alpine meadow, or a mix of everything, one thing we can guarantee is that we have the best accommodations in the Salzburger Land for you! Planning to stay in the Salzburger Land? Secret Places has the top hotels, boutique hotels, and vacation rentals in the Salzburger Land for the perfect place to linger and discover the region.