- About Radstadt
The many fascinating day trip destinations in and around Radstadt enrich this idyllic small city as a perfect holiday resort. Radstadt thus offers many places of interest for culture-vultures, nature lovers or family holidaymakers. Everyone get’s their money’s worth in the beautiful State of Salzburg. Discover all the things you can experience in and around Radstadt:
The Rossbrand (1.768 m) is numbered among the most beautiful look-out mountains in the Eastern Alps for a good reason. Its summit offers you a 360° panorama of nearly 150 prominent alpine peaks: from the Dachstein to the north, over the Tennen and Hagen mountains as well as the Großglockner to the Radstadt and Schladming Tauern - the grandeur of the alps as far as the eye can see.
To walk from Radstadt to the top it takes about 3 hours. You also can get there with the car, from the parking it is 15 minutes to walk to the top. Every Monday and Thursday also the Hiking Bus Radstadt on the Roßbrand. The timetable You can find HERE.
Eight mighty tablets are sunk in around the cross at the summit. Among other interesting topics, they tell the story of how the surrounding landscape was formed.
Our Bürgerbergalm is peacefully situated in the middle of a forest glade, with a panoramic view of Radstadt and the surrounding mountains. Visitors and locals are heartily welcome, to eat and celebrate in our rustic atmosphere. Enjoy sunny lunches and afternoons with us as well as spirited “cabin-evenings”.
You can take a short and easy walk from Radstadt to the Bürgerbergalm (about 1 hour). A well signposted walkway (No. 462) continues to the peak of our local mountain, the Rossbrand.
In winter a romantic hike through the shimmering snow to the Bürgerbergalm is the thing to do. A walk in the valley on a moonlit night is also lovely.
Throughout the many years that the Warter family has been running the mountain-pine oil distillery the products have improved and the selection has continued to grow. The mountain-pine is a species of conifer and is chiefly found in the Alps, where the small robust plant thrives in extreme conditions. The plant is protected and special authorisation is needed to harvest its oil.
Years ago family Warter also added exclusive spirits to their range of products. They started off with simple distillation equipment (rough and fine distilling method), but since 2008 they have been using the most up-to-date distillers. This modern technology enables them to produce excellent spirits of high quality in a single stage. They generally use fruits from the region, including wild raspberries, blueberries, rowan berries, but also the cones from the mountain pine or the Swiss pine.
Missing the city life? No problem: Salzburg is easy to reach by car and offers many attractive cultural landmarks. Take a look at Mozart’s birthplace, amble along the world famous Getreidegasse or enjoy the wonderful gardens of the Mirabell Castle.
With the Salzburg Card you have free access to the most interesting sights & museums.
The mighty roar of the waterfall, the lush green mossy rocks, an atmosphere shrouded in legend and sunbeams turning fine mist into rainbows.
The noisy river rushing through deep canyons creating this fantastical and mystical atmosphere awaits you in the St. Johann at the Lichtensteinklamm-gorge.
See for yourself in one of the longest and most beautiful canyons in the Alps.
The Eisriesenwelt is a gigantic labyrinth of ice-caves over 40 kilometers in length. As with all caves, their formation continued over a long time period. Even today the caves in the Alps are in the process of developing further.
In the past, salt was described as “white gold”: and indeed deposits that developed over millions of years in the Dürrnberg mountain near Hallein was the treasure chest of the region. Impressive marks left by the Celts show that the mountain’s precious gift was mined as early as 500 BC.
The Jägersee lake in the Kleinarl valley is set in an idyllic landscape preservation area. Parents and children begin their hike at the “Gasthof Jägersee” that has plenty of parking spaces and takes them along the reed belt, which is a nesting area for local birds.
A large variety of entertainment awaits visitors at the Castle Hohenwerfen: guided tours of the castle including an exhibit on weaponry, a stylish tavern and a knight’s shop. Furthermore, you can visit the province’s historic falconry center with its daily shows as well as regularly changing special exhibitions.
Deep inside the glacier that is full of large niches, a tour takes you past attractions like the “Throne Room”, the “Crystal Dome” or the “Blue Salon”.
The Dachstein mountain range is a gigantic, primeval coral reef which is almost 3.000 meters above sea level. An especially breathtaking natural spectacle on the Dachstein glacier is the Dachstein sky Walk at sunrise.
Just five kilometres from the city of Salzburg you can take a trip into the rural past. Join us on a tour through six centuries in Salzburg’s largest museum. There are many more attractions besides the collection of 70 buildings from the districts of Flauchgau, Tennengau, Pongau, Pinzgau and Lungau.
With an elevation of 3.789 meters, the Großglockner is not only the tallest mountain in Austria, but also one of the tallest peaks in the Eastern Alps. The famous high alpine road is one of Austria’s most popular destinations. The 48 kilometer long road with its 36 switchbacks and a climb of 2.504 m is a spectacular driving and nature experience!
It takes you to the heart of the Hohe Tauern national park - to Austria’s highest mountain and the Pasterze, its glacier. You cross through a unique mountain world with blooming Alpine meadows, aromatic mountain forests, mighty rocks and permanent ice up to the foot of the Großglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe!
With a drop of 380 meters in three stages, the natural wonder of the Krimml falls are the highest waterfalls in Europe!
From the WaterWonderWorld it is a mere 10 minute walk along the Austrian Alpine Club’s well paved path to the foot of the lower falls.
You can spend a wonderful day with your whole family at the Untertauern Game Park. Whether it is fishing, feeding wild animals, playing beach volleyball, enjoying some refreshments at the ”Wildparkstüberl”, taking a ride in the excursion train or spending time at the lake – you are guaranteed to have a great time here.
Welcome in the alpine empire of funny ghosts!
In summer you can meet the funny ghosts of the alps at the Geisterberg.
You reach the top with the cable-car and there you´ll find an area of action and recreation for the whole family.
Embeded between the imposing mountains of the Radstadt Tauern range and far away from the noise of traffic you find the natural area of the socalled Gnadenalm. Here you find an enjoyable hiking-trail for the whole family in a wide area with natural game-stations, also possible for stroller.