What excursions with children in Salzburg?Salzburg with its mountains, lakes and sights is one of the most beautiful destinations for a family holiday with children in the mountains. Many do not know: There is once the city of Salzburg and then the federal state of Salzburg. We’ll show you both here: What are the most beautiful excursion destinations to visit with children in the city of Salzburg and the province of Salzburg?

Salzburg and Salzburger Land with childrenWe were on the road and show you the most beautiful child-friendly leisure activities and sights for a day trip, which the children especially like – and we parents enjoy. We were out with children in Salzburg, in the city and in the country. Especially in the mountains we searched for great destinations with the family and found these tips for you in Salzburg with children:

Discover the city of Salzburg with children

Excursions and sights in SalzburgThe provincial capital Salzburg is of course worth a visit in any weather. In the medieval alleys the spirit of Mozart blows and the magnificent buildings are worthwhile for an entertaining city tour in Salzburg. You can also walk up to the fortress (or take the elevator) and enjoy the view over Salzburg’s old town.

One day is not enough for the city of Salzburg. Besides the city tour you can also see many things with children in the surrounding area. The zoo in Salzburg is beautiful, our little one liked the pigs best. They made a trip there with grandma and grandpa. My tip for your Salzburg trip with childrenOn the way from Munich to Salzburg, you’ll pass by the Porsche Toy Museum with its miniature iron world in front of the city. Even here at the gates of Salzburg, an excursion with the children is worthwhile. Attention: Monday is a day of rest. These are the opening hours and prices of the Traumwerk.

Watch the movie of Porsche Traumwerk, where 100 trains run at the same time:

Salzburg with children: Hallein Salt Mine

Salt mine Hallein with childrenA visit to the Salt Worlds in Hallein is highly recommended. It is only a few kilometres away from the old town of Salzburg. The salt mine is in the mountain, you drive with a small train into the salt tunnels. That alone is a dream destination for children! And then inside in the salt mine it goes down on two long slides and with a raft over a salt lake. Unique, a particularly great excursion value. The prices for the mine in Salzburg are not quite cheap, but worth the special excursion. Here all current information directly on the Salzbergwerk website.

Bad weather programme SalzburgThe salt mine is also the ideal bad weather programme for your family holiday in Salzburg! The air in here is always the same – warm or cold – with around 9 degrees. The rain and the summer heat stay outside.

For us one of the best destinations for a trip with children!

Salzburg with children: Reservoirs Kaprun

Top excursion destination in the SalzburgerLand with children. These are the Kaprun reservoirs! You can get into this scenery without any effort: By bus and the unique inclined lift, visitors come from the narrow valley near Kaprun up into the high mountains. If you like, you can go for a short hike or simply stroll along the dam wall. The world of electricity is interesting for children: experiments can be carried out there. Take a look at our pictures and the film:

Salzburg with children: Adventure playground Zell am See

Another top excursion destination in the Salzburger Land with childrenOur children were very enthusiastic about Schmidolin’s baptism of fire. It is a theme trail on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See. The Schmittenbahn takes you up to the top, where the easy and varied family hike begins. On an easy circular path you will find many unique play stations that are nowhere else to be found! All are individual, not the same play equipment on another mountain.

Great even in hot weather, because the playgrounds and stations are partly located in the shady forest. If you like, you can also ride electric motorcycles up there on a course.

Rewarding destinations in the Salzburger Land with children

Castles and a huge ice world south of Salzburg with childrenRound 55 kilometres south of Salzburg there are two sights with a large audience: The first is Hohenwerfen Castle, which can already be seen from the motorway. Very impressive and powerful, it stands on the hill, seemingly impregnable. Nowadays you can walk comfortably up the hill, have a look at the rooms and also follow the flight show with the eagle. On the other side of the mountain, one of the top attractions for children in Salzburg is not visible from the outside. It is probably also unique in Austria: the Eisriesenwelt. It can only be visited in the summer months and is constantly changing. A wonder world in ice. On the border to Carinthia, Mauterndorf Castle is worth a visit with children. Especially the guided tour through the tower is recommendable and the own children’s tour.

Family trip in Salzburg to waterfalls and gorges

The Krimml Waterfalls with Children in SalzburgSalzburg is rich in mountains and water. This can be seen in various forms. The Krimml Waterfalls are particularly impressive. They are the largest waterfalls in Europe. A family-friendly hiking trail leads to the various waterfalls. Absolutely make with children!

The most visited gorge in Salzburg is the Liechtenstein gorge near St. Johann im Pongau. You hike about one kilometre over paths and bridges, through a narrow gorge below the water rushes loudly with full power. A great natural spectacle. Very beautiful and family-friendly are also the Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach and the Sigmund Thun Klamm in Kaprun. Who is in Kaprun can also make an excursion to the reservoirs, which serve for the electricity production.

Salzburg Canyoning

Salzburg Canyoning with childrenWe have also been to the Canyoning in Salzburg. Through an unsecured gorge we swam in neoprene suits protected by the crystal clear water, jumped in gumpen and experienced nature from the wild side. What an experience! It goes here in the Almbachklamm with children from 6 years.

Playgrounds Salzburg

Water playgrounds and theme trails on the mountain in SalzburgThe Salzburger Land also has some particularly great playgrounds! On the mountains, similar to Tyrol, the mountain railways in Salzburg have created various theme trails and installed water worlds.

Playgrounds SalzburgThe devil’s water in Saalbach Hinterglemm is worth mentioning in terms of water playgrounds. And on the theme trails, the “Schmidolin Weg” on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is very great with children. We found a huge playground in Großarl.

Salzburg with children in the rain

What to do when it rains in the Salzburger Land? If the weather is not so good, you will find some good rain weather excursion destinations in the city of Salzburg and in the Salzburger Land. Besides the usual museums you can visit impressive caves, one of the swimming pools, a castle or many other bad weather destinations. Here we have an overview of 35 rainy weather destinations in Salzburg with children. Have fun reading!

Salzburger Land Tips Remember

Family hotel in Salzburg and further tips from us

Our tips for destinations with children and where a day trip is worthwhile are shown in detail below on this page. And if you are looking for a family hotel, these are our tips for family hotels in Salzburg.

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