Family holidays in Salzburger Land on the Sun Terrace
Heavenly holidays for all ages
Families with children immediately feel right at home on the Salzburg Sun Terrace. Magical holiday experiences are guaranteed ranging from stunningly lush nature – with gorgeous views as far as the eye can see – to diverse activities and amazing destinations around the three sunny villages to the personal welcome and extensive assistance by your hosts. Family holidays in SalzburgerLand have so much to offer – let’s get a bit closer to heaven together.
What you have to experience
Your holidays with children in Salzburg provide you with many a sunny highlight. Amazing destinations for all ages await you directly on the Salzburg Sun Terrace. There’s always something happening throughout the year between exuberant fun and a bit of snugness. Here are some of the definite family favourites in the three sunny villages.
Seelackenmuseum St. Veit
The Seelackenmuseum is mostly known for its exhibits from the life of Thomas Bernhard – not really a kicker for kids. Actually, there’s a lot for families to see and marvel at. Various focal areas, such as folklore, mineralogy, archaeology and mining, provide highly fascinating insights into days long gone. Visiting the Wallner farm building, you enjoy a genuine taste of farm life in days long gone. Strangely shaped rocks and minerals fire up the imagination. A guided mill tour is equally awesome for all ages. Furthermore, there’s a great children’s playground opposite the museum.
Who didn’t want to be a train conductor when they were little? The Tauernbahnmuseum in Schwarzach rekindles this dream, as the first train museum in Salzburg, opened in 2003, shows restored exhibits from several decades of train history. The museum train takes you to various indoor and outdoor attractions, including an excellently preserved steam engine and the imposing museum locomotive. Additionally, special guided tours with train conductors of steam engines, including test drives on the locomotive simulator are offered on certain days.
Sunnpau mining museum
This trip into primeval times is a must for family holidays in SalzburgerLand on the Salzburg Sun Terrace. Ore was mined as early as the early Bronze Age around 1850 BC, already, under the toughest conditions. The child-friendly guided tour through the mining museum provides fascinating facts about the arduous labour and mining in those early days over the course of an hour. Included in this tour is the reconstructed grave of a miner and the smelter from the large mining hall. Sunnpau is suited for children from the age of four and open from May to October.
Kneipp facility St. Veit
The high art of treading water has a relaxing and healing effect, enhances perfusion and supports circulation. Running through cold water and jumping up and down on the warm grass afterwards is tons of fun for kids. The Kneipp facility is in the Kurpark of St. Veit right next to the Seelackenmuseum. If your offspring aren’t as into Kneipp as you – no problem, there’s a fun playground for running around next to it.
Trips to Salzburger Land with children
Your family holidays in SalzburgerLand also lead into neighbouring villages and districts. Many a small and larger adventure for guests of all ages await around the Salzburg Sun Terrace. The following destinations are all within a 45-minute drive and ideal for a short day trip.
Geisterberg St. Johann Alpendorf
Molten snow opens up a spooky adventure world for kids in late spring. Four adventure areas on the Geisterberg in St. Johann-Alpendorf await brave youngsters. Earth, fire, water and air spirits have riddles and high tensions ready. Even the littlest ones explore the gnome path, slightly older ones venture onto the air swings, the ghost tower and the trick fountains, while the oldest guests are all about hiking, splashing and relaxing. The Geisterberg has something for all ages.
This world-famous gorge near St. Johann has been exerting unbroken fascination for centuries. It was opened up for the public as early as 1875. Ever since, runways and footbridges have led through the gorge in any weather. Sturdy shoes are a must. Additionally, depending on season and weather, you should pick warmer or weatherproof clothing. The rock walls get narrower and narrower as you hike through the Liechtensteinklamm. The sky becomes hardly visible, while wild water masses bluster beneath your feet. You have to experience it for yourself!
You’ve always wanted to immerse yourself in medieval worlds? You can easily do just that in the 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Fortress! This particularly popular destination is a must for your family holidays in SalzburgerLand, as the options for all ages are quite something. The audio guide in six languages tailored especially to children provides great insightes into the fortress world. Uncover the secret shadow during the various stages of the riddle rally. Smart kids get rewarded with a small surprise. Medieval games, the bird of prey demonstration and great events, such as fencing performances and fairy-tale hikes, complete the action programme.
Hallein Salt Mine
Join the clever mine duck Sally and head into the old mine on the Dürrnberg in Hallein. The Salt Mines offer special guided children’s tours for young guests aged four to ten. The tour takes about 90 minutes – outdoor shoes and warm clothes are a must as temperatures below ground are only around10 °C. Sally and the mountain guides lead into secret tunnels, explain the special qualities of salt and provide great insights into the world of Celts. Visiting the Salt Mine is ideally combined with the climbing park in Anif, the Celtic Museum in Hallein or the summer toboggan run “Keltzenblitz”.
This scenic lake is about 3.5 km west of Goldegg-Weng and among the most beautiful recreational areas in SalzburgerLand. Surrounded by an imposing, quite magical mountain world, the Böndlsee is open for swimmers in summer. Glorious cooling-off and tons of fun are on the itinerary. But there’s also a lot happening around it with a special children’s pool, sandbox, slide and seesaw for the little ones, plus sufficient space for volleyball, badminton and table tennis for older kids and teens. The culinary options are also quite neat.
Another swimming lake in Goldegg provides welcome relaxation during family holidays in SalzburgerLand. The Moorsee quickly warms up to as much as 26 °C in summer, offering fun and entertainment with diving platform and children’s pool. The water is particularly beneficial for skin and hair, combining swimming fun with a bit of spa and relaxation. Let the world pass you by on the sunbathing lawn, visit the buffets with refreshments and enjoy glorious shade on hot days.
School holiday programme for children
Boredom doesn’t stand a chance during summer holidays; the children’s programme on the Salzburg Sun Terrace ensures just that. Something’s happening almost daily from early July to early September. The various tours, activities and trips each only cost a small fee, with registration open until noon on the respective day before. Among the summer holiday highlights are:
- Everything pony – with riding lessons, guided rides and horse care
- Crazy golf in Bischofshofen from age six
- Visiting the organic farm with a look behind the agricultural scenes
- Baking bread in the wood stove at Seelackenmuseum St. Veit
- Herbal hikes with herbal educator Andrea Rachensperger
- KlimaKids – games and experiments all about climate
- Natur experiences in the forest with “forest ants” – Arge Waldameisen
- Trip to the Geisterberg in St. Johann-Alpendorf
This is only an sampling of all the activities and destinations for your family holidays in SalzburgerLand. Your hosts have many other exciting and relaxing tips ready for you, including events of the day and week and sporty action for every season. Have you already booked your stay on the Salzburg Sun Terrace?