The river "Salzach" rises in the "Kitzbühel Alps" at an altitude of 2,300 m, near the border between the federal states of Tyrol and Salzburg. The "Salzach" flows through Salzburg and becomes just north of the city the border between Germany and Austria. The "Salzach" flows into the river "Inn" near Burghausen. The name "Salzach" originated from the transport of salt on the river.
The "Wolfgangsee" is on the border between Salzburg and Oberösterreich, about 30 km from the city center of Salzburg. The "Wolfgangsee" is larger than the "Fuschlsee". Ferries connect the villages St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl with each other. From St. Wolfgang you can take the mountain railway to the 1.783 m high summit of the "Schafberg" Mountains.
The "Mondsee" in the Salzkammergut is easily accessible from Salzburg via the A1 motorway. The "Mondsee" is larger than the "Wolfgangsee". In the town of "Mondsee" there is a basilica, a castle (former monastery), the "Museum Mondseeland" on the history of the region and the farm museum.
The "Attersee" is the largest lake in Upper Austria with an area of 46 km². The 18.9 km long "Attersee" is surrounded by 1.860 m high mountains, in the north of the lake the landscape changes into the flat land. Boats of the "Attersee-Schifffahrt" connect the towns at the lakeshore. The "Mondsee-Attersee region" is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of Bronze Age pile dwellings.
The Alps begin just south of Salzburg. The highest mountain in the state of Salzburg is the "Großvenediger" with an altitude of 3,662 m. The mountains in the neighboring province of Styria are also very attractive. On the photo you can see the mountains near "Tauplitz" about 80 km southeast of Salzburg.
Excursions around Salzburg
The most beautiful lakes and mountains in thevicinity of Salzburg.