The best sights in Hallein and its surroundings

Spectacles of nature and sights for your holiday

Numerous top-notch destinations and sights around our Kirchenwirt in Puch are waiting to be discovered by you. They combine deep insights into the history of the province of Salzburg and neighbouring Bavaria with cultural highlights and impressive feats of nature. We’ve compiled some of the most beautiful destinations and sights in Hallein and its surroundings for you.

Hallein salt mine

You can’t miss out on visiting the salt mine during your holidays in Hallein, particularly if travelling with the whole family. A hike through the mythical tunnel introduces you to thousands of years of Dürrnberg salt mining history. This sight in Hallein is approx. 15-minute drive away from the Kirchenwirt.

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Ice Giant World Werfen

Around a 35-minute drive away from the Kirchenwirt, one of the most fascinating sights near Hallein guides you into the world’s largest ice cave. Experience awe-inspiring ice formations during this approx. 75-minute-long guided tour – a highlight not just for hot summer days.

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Hohenwerfen Castle

You’re less than a 30-minute drive away from one of Austria’s most beautiful castles. Originally built as a strategic stronghold on a tall rock, Hohenwerfen now makes medieval life tangible. There’s something for every taste from the weapons exhibition to falcon flight demonstrations.

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Königssee / Eagle’s Nest & Berchtesgaden

A brief trip across the border brings you to Bavaria. Berchtesgaden is home to the Eagle’s Nest, combining nightmarish, admonishing memories of the Nazi regime with stunning alpine panorama. The national park features one of Germany’s cleanest and most impressive lakes, the Königssee.

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Salzkammergut lake region

They provide refreshing cooling on hot summer days and invite you to take walks in the picturesque scenery: The 18 swimming lakes of the Salzkammergut are among the region’s most attractive destinations. Be enchanted by the wonderful scenery and test the excellent water quality!

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This particularly modern sight is only 15 minutes away. Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is regarded as a masterpiece of modern avantgarde architecture. Restaurant, café and two bars aside, marvel at the collection of historic airplanes, Formula 1 race cars, and helicopters by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz.

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Golling Waterfall

75 metres in altitude, two steps down, thunderous masses of water: The impressive waterfall in the Golling district of Torren combines natural romanticism with mighty elemental forces. Combine this popular sight near Hallein for family trips with a hike through the scenic Bluntautal valley, refreshing lakes included!

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What to do in Hallein? These and other destinations and sights in Hallein and its surroundings need to be part of your next Kirchenwirt holiday. Your hosts always have additional up-to-date tips prepared for you and are looking forward to your enquiry!

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