Our region in summer

Saalbach-Hinterglemm ist situated in the middle of Europe and within Austrias borders in the Province of Salzburg (Salzburgerland).

Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Leogang

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HISTORY

The oldest evidence of settlements in the municipality stems from 1222. The name Salpach first showed up in 1350. Before 1410 there was a church in the town. In 1489 archbishop Johann Beckensloer gave the town market rights.
Spielberghorn.
In spite of this, Saalbach remained, for the most part, a poor agrarian community up into the 20th century. A lasting increase in prosperity did not occur until after World War I, but started primarily after the tourists began arriving in 1945.
In 1987 Saalbach’s name was changed to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
Alpine Ski World Championships 1991
From the 22nd of January to February 1991 the Alpine Ski World Championships took place in Saalbach Hinterglemm. It was the biggest international event ever seen by the region with excellent weather conditions helping to make the event a huge success.
It has also been the venue for the British University Snowsports Championships (BUSC) on several occasions with great success.

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The Wellness- and Familyhotel Egger is situated directly besides the unique floodlit piste, just over the roofs of Hinterglemm and only 1-2 minutes away by foot!

Just a few steps away from the hotel is the comfortable cablecar U-Bahn!

Ortsplan Saalbach Hinterglemm

City of Salzburg

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Getreidegasse, Fortress “Hohensalzburg”, Cathedrals or the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Readers of „Condé Nast Traveller“ think that the UNESCO-Heritage city is one of the four most beautiful cities of Europe (together with Venice, Florence and Rome)

The capital of our Province “Salzburg” is a cultural and festival city with an uncountable number of sights!

Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the Hotel Egger are situated in the southern part of the province Salzburg about 90 km away from Salzburg City. By car you’ll need about 1,5 hours. Another possibility is to go by train from Zell am See in about 2 hours.

From the Airport “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” in Salzburg Airport Shuttles go to Saalbach-Hinterglemm daily. Our reception team will book the shuttle for you, if you order it!

The city of Salzburg offers a lot of shopping-possibilities!

Only to name two, you will find the Mall “Europark” which is THE most successfull Shopping Mall in Europe, and a brand-new McArthur Glen Design Outlet-Center where you’ll get Designer Clothes up to 70 % cheaper!

Excursion destinations

Großglockner

Großglockner Road to the highest Mountain of Austria!

Position: Starts in Fusch (approx. 40 km)

Opening hours: From the beginning of May until the beginning of November opened daily from 5 am to 10 pm (15.6.-15.9.), Pre- and End of season 6 am to 8.30 pm

Daily toll for cars: € 28,00

An unforgetable experience at the roof of Austria. A few exhibitions and a lot of flora and fauna on the way. Attention! Free Marmots running around (also on the street!)

www.grossglockner.at

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Mozarts House of Birth

Position: City of Salzburg (approx. 100 km)

Opening hours: daily from 9 am to 6 pm (July and August until 7 pm)

Documents, pictures, furniture and musical instruments from Mozart’s lifetime.

www.mozarteum.at

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Festung or Hohensalzburg Fortress, the chief landmark of Mozart’s city, is the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe.

Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, considerably enlarged by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe. The medieval princes’ apartments and the Fortress Museum are of particular interest. Since 1892 the fortress can easily be reached by funicular railway departing from the Festungsgasse.
www.salzburg-burgen.at

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Getreidegasse

Getreidegasse is the heart of Austria’s most beautiful shopping center. Artistic portals, picturesque arcaded courtyards.
Today most people are attracted to the Getreidegasse because of its multitude of shops selling jewelry, “Trachten” or traditional costumes, the latest fashions, antiques, leather and paper goods, parfumes, delicatessen and just about anything one could want. Even today, the elegant and intricate guild signs of the restaurants, shops and workshops project above the visitors’ heads. Many of these elaborate “advertising signs” are the product of skilful craftsmanship.

Hellbrunn – Palace and Trick Fountains

Hellbrunn Palace, built from 1612-1615, is one of the most beautiful examples of manneristic architecture north of the Alps and unique throughout Europe.
Visitors originally came to Hellbrunn for excursions, hunts and elegant receptions. Today they come for meetings, seminars and glamorous social events. And perhaps the reason that the palace has become a popular venue for international events is that it was built for that very purpose almost 400 years ago!

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Reservoirs Kaprun

Position: Kaprun – Kesselfall (approx. 35 km)

Opening hours: Beginning of May until mid-October daily from 8.10 am to 4.45 pm

Visit to the Glockner-Kaprun power station group with their Wasserfallboden and Moserboden reservoirs. Guided tours upon arrangement.

www.kaprunhochgebirgsstauseen.at

Zoo Ferleiten

Position: Fusch-Ferleiten (approx. 40 km)

Opening hours: From May to November from 8 am until it gets dark

From red and fallow deer to marmots, brown bears and wolves. Located directly next to the Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse toll booths.

www.wildpark-ferleiten.at

FERLEITEN
Eisriesenwelt

Ice Cave Werfen – The largest Ice Caves on our Planet

Position: Werfen (approx. 75 km)
Opened from May 1st to October 26th
A very special experience – the world’s largest ice cave.

www.eisriesenwelt.at

Zoo Salzburg

Salzburg`s  Zoo keeping animals, both native and exotic, in an environment close to their natural surroundings has become the hallmark of Salzburg’s  Zoo. One of the zoo’s main goals is to ensure a harmonious balance between the beauty of the local landscape in Hellbrunn and the natural environment of the animals. Special habitats are continually being developed, enabling visitors of all ages to experience the natural balance between flora and fauna. These habitats have been created using natural materials to enable animal communities from similar surroundings to be observed together in captivity.

In der  In the new “African Savannah”, for example, rhinoceros, antelopes and guinea-fowl co-exist. Other exhibits show the fauna in America or the animals in Eurasia (bears and lynx, chamois, groundhogs and river otters). A visit to Hellbrunn is an educational experience for young and old. Observing familiar local species and creatures from other continents is both entertaining and informative. Take the time to wander through the spacious zoological landscape and experience the life on other, often distant continents.

www.salzburg-zoo.at

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