…a "must see"!
The boundless freedom of the mountain world can be experienced at first hand on the Dachstein, the imposing UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. On the highest mountain in Styria, nature enjoyment and experience are combined in an impressive way. Even the ascent with the modern panorama gondola reveals the majestic beauty of the Dachstein massif - the skywalk, the suspension bridge, the stairway to nowhere and the ice palace with its "frosty" works of art allow everyone to immerse themselves in the uniqueness of the high alpine world.
The Schladming-Dachstein Region has a very eventful history to tell, which has been impressively presented in the local museums. The Schladming Town Museum in the historic Bruderladenhaus is dedicated to the mining history of the town and the origins of tourism, among other things. The Zeitroas Museum in Ramsau-Ort, on the other hand, offers a comprehensive insight into the strong development of Protestantism in the region, especially in Ramsau. Rural life is also presented in this small, very fine museum. The Winter Sports Museum at Hauser Schlossplatz is all about skiing in all its facets - from early locomotion for hunting and logging to modern racing.
Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt Werfen
Hohenwerfen Castle in Salzburg's Werfen is enthroned majestically on a mountain above the Salzach Valley, but is easily reached by footpath or funicular. The Middle Ages really come alive in this magnificent fortress complex, and the bird of prey show at the falconry based here is also absolutely worth seeing. Werfen is also home to the Eisriesenwelt with the largest ice cave in the world. Simply an incomparable magical world!
Altaussee Salt Mine
Deep in the mountain lies a true treasure - salt. To learn all about the "white gold", visitors hike inside the mountain. An exciting guided tour covers everything from the elaborate mining process and the customs of the miners to the special significance of the mine during the Nazi era, which still has an enormous impact on the art market today. Special highlights are the salt lake and the long wooden slide including a photo point and time measurement.
This small town in the Salzkammergut region has achieved world fame and has even been copied in China. The original on Lake Hallstatt, however, is unsurpassed and the houses steeped in history nestle against the mountain, which offers rich salt deposits. The oldest salt mine in the world can also be visited here and historical grave finds bear witness to a very long history. A walk through Hallstatt and a boat trip on Lake Hallstatt offer many attractive photo motifs.
The excellent location of Trautenfels Castle at the foot of the Grimming mountain offers a fantastic view over the entire Enns Valley, the nature-protected Iris meadows and Pürgg, the Kripperl of Styria. The castle houses a highly recommended Joanneum Museum, which has a permanent exhibition dedicated to life in the Enns Valley - in all its facets and with very surprising insights. Changing exhibitions present topics with regional relevance in a professional and exciting way.
Admont Benedictine Monastery
The world's largest monastery library is the heart of Admont Abbey. In this hall, which can be described as a late Baroque synthesis of the arts, there are around 70,000 historical volumes of inestimable value. The monastery's natural history, art and history museums as well as its Gothic museum display valuable exhibits from the respective fields and also captivate visitors with their extraordinary contemporary art. Also worth seeing are the collegiate church and the monastery's grounds with herb garden, pilgrims' path and literature trail.
The wild mountain - Mautern
A real paradise for children and families awaits visitors young and old at the "Wild Mountain" in Mautern. Here, wild animals of the Alps can be observed as well as tame farm animals can be pampered with cuddles. There is also plenty of fun and games to be had, and with all this on offer, it can easily happen that the day is a little too short. No matter, just come back and conquer the wild mountain with all its attractions, adventure and adventure offers.