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Zeitreise Golling Bärentreiber

Set out on a fascinating journey back in time.

Golling - 25 km south from Salzburg city
action | delight | relaxation

  • Burg-Hohenwerfen
  • Hohensalzburg
  • Wasserspiele-Hellbrunn

Culture and historical buildings in Golling and surrounding



Built into the rocks on the side of a hill in the heart of the village of Golling there is a castle whose origins date back over a thousand years.
Golling Castle Museum invites visitors of all ages to take a fascinating trip back into the history of Golling and the surrounding area!



Europe’s largest 11th Century fortress complex is also Salzburg’s most prominent landmark as it towers sovereignly above the city of Mozart. A wonderful place for a short outing with tours of the unique rooms of the rulers of the day (audio guide available in 7 languages), the fortress museum, the Rainer Regiment museum, a multivison show and visits to the ‘Burgschänke’ castle tavern, the Rittercafe and the castle restaurant.



Aristocratic pomp in the heart of the city of Mozart. The former official Salzburg palace of residency of the prince-bishops of Salzburg was also a venue for entertaining high ranking guests. The ‘Residenz’ is open to visitors and boasts 15 rooms of pomp, splendour, architecture and ornamentation. Visitors see two centuries of skilled craftsmanship, architecture and style changes. A tour of the large ceremonial rooms (audio guide available in 7 languages) displays the splendour and prestige of life in the prince-bishop court. Visitors experience the harmonious style development from the renaissance via the baroque to the classical period of architecture!



The most beautiful summer residence on the northern side of the Alps. The grounds of the residence include an expansive park, the secret fountains of the ‘Wasserspiele’ and the zoo just around the hill! The ‘Wasserspiele’ and the palace have hardly changed since they were built almost 400 years ago by Prince Bishop Markus Sittikus in the style of the Italian summer residencies. The large park encompasses over 60 hectares of lawns, paths, tree-lined alleys and ponds, and is an example of the high art of garden design of the time. One of the famous features of the park is the ‘Steintheater’ crafted out of the rock within the hillside. The grounds are open to the public and provide the citizens of Salzburg with a place to relax and rejuvenate themselves with long walks around the park, and a large and popular lawn especially for children to play on.



The powerful castle used to be the fortress of the prince bishops of the 11th century, standing high above the Salzach valley. The visitor has access to a rich variety of daily tours, including the exhibition of weaponry. The Salzburg ‘Landesfalkenhof’ puts on displays of falconry every day. The Museum of Falconry, the ‘Falknereimuseum’, an authentic castle tavern, a knight’s stockade shop (Ritterladen), and numerous spectacular weekend celebrations and special events all go towards making a trip to the fortress an unforgettable experience.




Fox Salzachöfen                    
SALZACHÖFEN - Expedition and Flying Fox

  • eishoehle-werfen
  • eishoehole-in-werfen
  • fuehrung-in-der-eishoehle

The world's largest ice cave

This is your chance to see a mountain from another perspective. Discover the colours and ice formations within the mountain! Crystal clear formations on a palatial scale, which can be seen both in winter and in summer. The whole underground system of caves covers impressive 42 km. In particular it is the first kilometre which stuns visitors with gigantic ice formations. This is the most accessible part of the public exhibition section which visitors can see by means of guided tours.

Do not miss the opportunity to see the fantastic interaction of light and colours in these imposing ice formations!


Information | opening times

From May 1 to October 26

Heavy shoes and warm clothing are recommended.
Even in summer the temperature is usually below freezing.


Eisriesenwelt Werfen

Eishöhlenstraße 30
A-5450 Werfen
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