Hallwang is the perfect starting point to discover the historic city centre of Salzburg, as well as the natural the natural treasures that the region has to offer.
The city centre is easily accessible by bus or car- in about ten minutes you find yourself in the historic centre. The lake district and ski resorts can be reached conveniently via highway. Exit A1 Wallersee is located 5 mins from the hotel.
Hence, we collected some information about the best spots and must-sees of the region for you! Also, we’d be eager to plan your holiday accordingly to your expectation and interests at the reception and give you some secret tips!
We collected some information about the best spots and must-sees of the region for you! Also, we’d be eager to plan your holiday accordingly to your expectation and interests at the reception and give you some secret tips!
The historic city centre is the heart of the region and UNESCO world heritage site. Salzburg is awarded by Lonely Planet as “Best in Travel #1 2020” and continues to amaze people from all over the world with its baroque old town, medieval fortresses and a breathtaking mountain panorama. Salzburg is famous for being Mozart’s birthplace, the Salzburg Opera Festival, and music events like Jazz and the City or Electric Love.
The Untersberg which cable cars are located 30 mins away, can be seen from almost every view point of the region. His peak dominantly stands out on the amazing mountain skyline above the city. Many legends and old Germanic sagas are being told about that mystical place. Untouched ice caves and tunnels deep inside the mountain shall change the time. One saga tells us Emperor Charlemagne sleeps inside in one of the caves and will only awake when the battle between good and bad has begun and determine the fate of the world. Both locals and travelers are fascinated by the mountain’s energy. The Dalai Lama describes the mountain as the heart chakra of the earth.
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The reception- and staircase floor of the hotel is made of Untersberg’s limestone - the so called “Untersberger marble” and was built in the 70’s. You can spot fossil insects and mussels while you walk up to your room!
20 minutes away lies the lake district, called Salzkammergut. A region that has earned its name due to the important salt trade. The region is characterized by more than 300 lakes surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges. The lakes are known for their turquoise-sky-blue colors and drinking-water quality. Already during emperor’s times the region was well visited by the Viennese aristocracy. Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang are the most well-known lakes and gained vast popularity amongst tourists owing to their cute villages.
The apparently inexhaustible salt deposits are considered to be Salzburg’s biggest treasure. The high incomes gained by the salt trade were used to built the magnificent buildings of the old town. But actually, the time of the salt mines dates back to Bronze Age.
The salt mines in Hallstatt are an hour drive away. Hallstatt is UNESCO world heritage site and a must-see amongst history & architecture lovers. The Hallstatt salt mines are the oldest of the world. Apparently they were built about 7000 years ago. While visiting the mine site you will also see Europe’s most ancient wooden staircase, as well as the floating skywalk over the Salzkammergut mountains.
The nationally known Gut Aiderbichl is an animal sanctuary situated just 15 minutes away from the hotel. Rescued wild and domestic animals have found a well deserved shelter there. Excellent family program and gastronomy make the sanctuary a perfect half day trip for a family with small children.