Jagged: Dolomites

Austria from above: A roundtrip tour of East and South Tyrol.

Heading straight from Salzburg to Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner, crossing the Alps to Bolzano in the Dolomites, then returning to Salzburg via scenic Innsbruck this tour includes many of the most incredible mountain landscapes in both Austria and Italy.

This trip will be customized according to your wishes.


Arrival in Salzburg

7 km | 14 minutes


Mozart's romantic birthplace

The city located at the northern boundary of the Alps is one the most beau­tiful in central Europe. The backdrop of the Alps to the south contrasts strongly with the rolling plains to the north.

The closest Alpine peak – the 1,972 m Unter­sberg – is only a few kilome­ters from the city center. The inner city, or old town, is dominated by baroque towers and churches. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Salzburg's most famous son. The houses where he was born and also lived in are popular tourist attrac­tions and there are many monu­ments remem­bering the “Wolferl” in the city. His family is buried in a small church grave­yard in the old town.

Accommodation: A quiet hotel near the city centre

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The 19th century villa, converted into a boutique hotel, is located in a resi­den­tial area south of the Kapuzinerberg.

Each of the 14 rooms is indi­vid­u­ally furnished and offers modern comfort. In the morning a rich Breakfast buffet with local and seasonal special­i­ties awaits and in good weather can also be served on a terrace in the garden with a natural pond. Those who want can take a stroll along the Salzach and reach the oldtown in approx­i­mately 15 minutes; with the bus (line 7), it takes about five minutes.


Salt mines and picturesque lakes
The region south and east of Salzburg was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997, both due to its inde­scrib­able beauty and its cultural-histor­ical importance as a source of salt. The valu­able mineral has been mined in the area for over 7,000 years. (Salzkammer & gut = salt­room & prop­erty). Many of today's most important eastern Alpine passes were used in the Middle Ages to trans­port salt from the city that still bears the word in its name (Salzburg = Salt Fortress). A tour of the Hallein Salt Mines, the oldest salt mines in the world, is one of the high­lights of a visit to the region. The Salzkammergut is dotted with incred­ibly beau­tiful mountain lakes, which are enjoyed by many a tourist.


Mighty fortress on a rock
The fortress from the 11th century towers high above the city. It is the landmark of Salzburg and with an area of over 7,000 square metres one of the largest castles in Europe. The loca­tion on a rock above the Salzach was ideal for monitoring a wide surrounding area. Even today you have the best views of Salzburg from there. The inte­rior of the fortress is also worth seeing. Concerts take place regu­larly in the Golden Hall. If the ascent to the castle is too diffi­cult for you, you can take the fortress railway.

Salzburg Old Town

UNESCO World Heritage right and left of the Salzach River
The Salzach River, which divides the old town into two parts, flows right through Salzburg. To the left, i.e. west of it, lies the actual core of the city. There are the historic churches, the monas­teries and ceme­teries, the Salzburg Cathedral and the Getrei­degasse with Mozart's birthplace. The Festspielhaus and the Resi­den­zplatz also belong to the left Old Town. The old town on the right is younger, but is also a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the many valu­able town houses and the worth seeing Mira­bell Castle. Those who want to stroll through the old town should therefore visit both sides of the river.


With the mountain railway up the local mountain
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the old town, you can hike to one of the surrounding mountains. Espe­cially recom­mend­able is the legendary Unter­sberg in the south of the city. The massif between Bercht­esgaden and Salzburg is full of myste­r­ious caves, including the Schel­lenberger Ice Cave and the Riesending Shaft Cave. Both can be visited. From St. Leonhart, the Unter­sbergbahn takes you up to the ridge in ten minutes and overcomes 1,300 metres in alti­tude. From the mountain station you can hike to the Große Mittagss­charte. (round trip: 2 hours, 4.5 kilome­ters, up and down: 260 meters)

From Salzburg to Heiligenblut

Rental car pick-up

From the hotel to the rental car station

7 km | 15 minutes

Rental car pick-up

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars GmbH
Company: Europcar
Vehicle: Skoda Scala or similar (CDMR)
Loca­tion: Salzburg Airport (Desk at Airport)

From Salzburg to Heil­i­genblut

225 km | 3:00 h
The route follows the Salzach River Valley upwards to Kaprun, where a cable car can be taken to the glacier. The Upper Alpine Road, one of the most spectac­ular mountain routes in Europe, begins at Kaprun.


High mountain region in Austria
The word Tauern orig­inally meant “high cross­ings” (passes) in the Austrian Central Alps. This meant the many mule trails over the 120 km long and up to 3798 m high main ridge. The Hohe Tauern are the geograph­ical center of the Eastern Alps. In the north they are bordered by the Salzach, in the south by the Drau. Here are the highest mountains in Austria, including the Grossvenediger and the Gross­glockner. The Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest in the Alps, covering over 1,800 square kilome­ters.


Outdoor paradise
With its landscape of shimmering lakes and crystal-clear streams, imposing mountain massifs and flow­ering alpine meadows, Austria's south­ernmost province presents itself with enor­mous change­a­bility. In spring and autumn it is a paradise for hikers, in summer it is a bathing destina­tion and in winter it is a popular skiing area. Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the state capital and, with a popu­la­tion of just over 100,000, the largest city in the state.

Salt Mine Bercht­esgaden

Under­ground train ride into the history of mining
Salt has been mined here using the “wet mining” technique since 1517, making it the oldest salt mine in Germany. The mine, which is open to the public, currently employs 100 people, fifty of whom work under­ground. After donning miners' clothes, you will enjoy a multi­media show called the “Salt­TimeJourney,” and then ride a narrow gauge train down into the mine. To reach the under­ground salt lake further down, you can either take the stairs or use the miners' slide. A cable ferry will pull you across the lake and back to the train. The tour lasts about an hour.

Bercht­esgaden alpine adven­ture trail

Educa­tional and obser­va­tion trail over alpine paths
The hike leads through the history of alpine farming. Three alpine pastures are on the way, where informa­tion boards provide informa­tion about the alpine pasture system. You also have wonderful views of the Bercht­esgaden and Chiemgau Alps. The tour leads along paved alpine and forest paths. The alpine steep tracks require a certain amount of surefoot­ed­ness. (Round trip 11.1 kilome­ters, 4 hours, up and down: 670 meters)

Ramsauer Schatt­seitweg

Through the magic forest to Hintersee
The varied hike leads along the Schatt­seitweg from the Gasthof Oberwirt in Ramsau to Hintersee. After a few minutes you reach the glacier springs, which are fed by the melt­water of the Blaueis glacier at Hochkalter, 1,500 metres above sea level. After you have crossed the Marxen­klamm gorge, through which a torren­tial white water rushes, you go on a nature trail through the magical forest. Over bridges and footbridges you reach the Hintersee and go back halfway up. (round trip: 15.7 kilome­ters, 5:15 hours, up and down: 734 meters)

Via the Grünstein to St. Bartholomä

Hike and boat trip
The great hike begins at the large parking lot at Königssee. The first high­light is the Grünstein (1304 m) with a beau­tiful view over the Bercht­esgaden basin. From there it is possible to cross over to the Kphrointhütte. After a snack you can descend to the church of St. Bartholomä and return by boat to the starting point. The world-famous pilgrimage church, the first parts of which date back to the 12th century, is picturesquely situ­ated on a peninsula. Adja­cent to it is the former hunting lodge, which now serves as an inn. (Hin: 5:30 hours, 11 kilome­ters, up and down: 680 meters, only for expe­r­i­enced and sure-footed hikers, contains secured passages)

Großglockner Upper Alpine Road

Panorama road on Glockner Massif

The Upper Alpine Road (Hochalpens­traße) that begins in Heil­i­genblut at the foot of the Groß­glockner is one of the most magnif­i­cent mountain stretches in the world.

The 22 km long highway leads through the Glockner Massif up to a height of over 2,500 m (8,200 ft.). Although the route around Austria's highest mountain was already used by the Romans, the road wasn't built until the 1930s. Today most traffic across the Austrian Alps uses other passes, leaving this route rela­tively quiet. Car parks are present at most view­points from which marked hiking paths lead off into the mountain terrain. In good weather a trip along a side road called “Glacier Road” (Gletsch­er­s­traße) is a must.

Accommodation: A former mountain farmhouse

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Today the 400-year-old farm­house above Heil­i­genblut is a small chalet hotel that can accommo­date up to 35 guests.

With its heavy wooden ceiling beams in the bedrooms and open fireplace in the rustic restau­rant, the prop­erty has lost none of its historic flair. The restau­rant special­izes in tradi­tional Austrian cuisine. A Turkish steam bath and a fitness room are also avai­l­able. Although the inn with views of the Großglockner is espe­cially popular among winter sports enthu­siasts, the calmer summer months are ideal for relaxing or hiking on the numerous marked paths in the Großglockner National Park. Those who prefer to travel by car can take a scenic drive to the Großglockner Glacier.


Cultural center of East Tyrol at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites
The town with 11,000 inhab­i­tants is the cultural center of East Tyrol. It lies at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites, where the Isel and Drau Rivers flow together and form a large estuary basin. A special feature of the old town is the Gothic St. Andrä church, which is consid­ered to be one of the most important build­ings in East Tyrol. West of the city lies the Bruck Castle. This Habsburg castle from the 13th century now houses a local history museum.


Cable car ride to the glacier
At the northern end of the pano­ramic road lies Kaprun in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Several cable cars lead over the glacier onto the Kitzsteinhorn, a free standing mountain with magnif­i­cent views in the Gross­glockner massif . The glacier railway Kaprun 2 has been closed since a fire broke out on 11 November 2000. However, since then several cable­ways have opened. There is a viewing deck on the station’s roof – at 3 029 meters above sea level.

From Heil­i­genblut to Domegge di Cadore

131 km | 3:00 h

The most direct route leads through Lienz, the capital of East Tyrol. A chal­lenging detour through the Defreg­gental River Valley is recom­mended for trav­ellers not faint of heart.

The winding road with inclines of up to 10% will take you through a deep gorge with sensa­tional landscapes. You will cross the border to Italy at the Passo Stalle and cont­inue through the Antholzer Valley and the sunny Puster Valley to Toblach.


Outdoor paradise in the Southern Alps
The legendary Dolomites are part of the Southern Alps and some of the most depicted mountains ever. Due to their special (dolomite) rock they are pale in color and bizarrely shaped. The highest mountain and only glacier is the Marmo­lada with 3,342 meters. The orig­inal Ladin popu­la­tion has been largely displaced by the Bavar­ians and Ital­ians. In the province of Bolzano (formerly South Tyrol) the centuries long influ­ence of Austria can be felt signif­icantly while Trento and Belluno were predom­inantly under Italian influ­ence. An abun­dance of trails and huts opens up the Dolomites to hikers. If possible, you should avoid the main holiday periods.


Cultural landscape between Dolomites and Adri­atic Sea
The region in the north­east of Italy stretches from the Dolomites to the Adri­atic Sea. It includes a wide low mountain range and a lowland with rivers and canals. Lagoons are also typical for Veneto. The city that gave the region its name, Venice, also lies in such a lagoon. But also beyond the lagoon city there is much to discover: art treasures in cities that are unjustly over­shad­owed by Venice, above all Verona, Padua and Vicenza. They are situ­ated in a magnif­i­cent natural setting, where first-class wines grow. Not to forget the many thermal springs around which spas such as Abano, Montegrotto and Teolo have formed.


Cultural landscape in the shadow of the Sesto Dolomites
While gentle meadows, forests and sun-drenched plateaus char­ac­terize the lower Puster Valley, the Hoch­pustertal is partic­u­larly known for the rugged peaks of the Sesto Dolomites. Above all, of course, the Three Peaks. The landmark of the Dolomites is equally popular with photog­ra­phers and hikers. For those who find the hikes too stren­uous, many cable cars are avai­l­able, leading to look­outs and summits. Even Gustav Mahler appre­ciated the beauty of the Dolomites. He spent the summer months from 1908 to 1910 in his composing cottage in Toblach, where every summer the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks take place in his honor.

San Cassiano

By cable car or on foot to the Pralongià Meadows

San Cassiano sits on 1,537 meters between the peaks of Fanes and the exten­sive Pralongià Meadows, which in winter form the center of the ski resort of Alta Badia.

The imposing rock faces of Lavarella, Conturines and Lagazuoi tower above the village. In summer you can see many climbers in the rugged Dolomite walls. Hikers will find trails of varying length and diffi­culty. A cablecar takes visitors from the village to the Pralongià Meadows where one can enjoy the sun and nature. The church built in 1782 is dedicated to San Cassiano, whose martyrdom is displayed on the main altar.

Accommodation: A B&B in Domegge di Cadore

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The late 19th century house is situ­ated on the steep slopes of Lago di Centro Cadore in Domegge and offers wide vistas of this and the surrounding mountains.

All rooms at the B&B are stylish and furnished with a sense of design and detail. The reno­va­tion has been carried out to preserve the orig­inal charm of the house. In many places you can still see orig­inal wooden elements and wrought-iron fitt­ings that immerse you in the world of legends that surround this region: that of the Monti Pallidi, the Soreghina of King Laurin. The Breakfast with many homemade foods is rich and in fine weather is served  on the terrace over­looking the garden and the mountains. The owners are very hospitable without being intru­sive.


Diverse landscape between the Julian Alps and the Adri­atic Sea
Friuli – or Venezia Giulia – is the region that shares borders with Slovenia and Austria. In the north it is confined by the Alps, to the south lies the Adri­atic Sea. Espe­cially impres­sive is the karst plateau, made up of barren rock. Spectac­ular is the view of the eastern Dolomites and the Carnic and Julian Alps. Among the lakes and valleys nature reserves have been estab­lished. The coast is made up of lagoons and long sandy beaches with some renowned resorts like Lignano Sabbiadoro. From Monfalcone to Trieste on the other hand the coast is rocky. The great diver­sity of the landscape matches its exten­sive cultural heritage, which was created by different nations. Today the different tradi­tions coexist peacefully.

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo

Striking symbol of the Dolomites
This striking massif in the Sexten Dolomites has become the most famous landmark in the Dolomites. At 2,999 meters, the “Big Peak” was first climbed in 1869. Even today, the peaks are still very popular among climbers. The easiest objec­tive to reach is the Auronzo hut, the Rifugio Auronzo (2,320 m), directly south of the massif on the Forcella di Longeres, which can be reached by cable car from the vaca­tion town of Misu­rina.


Remote German linguistic enclave in the Carnic Alps
According to legend, the town of Zahre was founded by two 13th century Tyrolean soldiers who settled in a sunny and remote high mountain valley in the Carnic Alps. Sauris is in fact a German linguistic enclave in Friaul, where an archaic dialect is still spoken. It was not until several years ago that the serpen­tine mountain road was put in, allowing access Sauris by car. Thanks to its remote­ness, the town (popu­la­tion 400) is very unique: it is a kind of living outdoor museum. Old farm­houses and barns with archi­tectural features typical of the town house stores for wooden masks as well as restau­rants with antique-looking signs.

From Domegge di Cadore to Missiano

170 km | 3:00 h

The short leg leads past Bruneck and Brixen. The Baroque cathedral and Renais­sance palace in the latter town are worth a stop.

The southern route along side roads and across several passes is more scenic but also more stren­uous for the driver. It will take you through stunning landscapes past the Three Peaks of Lavaredo and Monte Cristallo. A cable car runs to the summit of Tofana from Cortina.



Baroque town at the edge of the Dolomites

The capital of the province of Bolzano-Bozen has a dist­inctly Austrian flavor. It is situ­ated in a narrow valley which was once the crossroad of several ancient trading routes.

While the baroque city center clearly shows that the region belonged to Austria for centuries, modern Bolzano repre­sents an inter­esting mixture of German and Italian culture. The landscape is dominated by the fascinating Dolomites, which rise majes­tically to the east creating bizarre forma­tions. Huddled at the foot of the mountains is Caldaro al Lago. The warmest lake in the Alps is surrounded by vine­yards for the produc­tion of red wine.

Accommodation: A romantic castle above Bolzano

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The medieval castle atop a hill near Bolzano dates back to the year 1236. It was acquired by the Dellago family nearly 100 years ago and converted into a luxury hotel and restau­rant by the current gener­a­tion of Dellagos.

From this quiet perch atop a hill surrounded by vine­yards guests can enjoy wonderful views of Bolzano and Catinaccio. Inside a pleasant atmo­sphere is created by works of folk art, bright colours and wood furnish­ings. Dinner on the pano­ramic terrace is an expe­r­i­ence to which Mediterranean-influ­enced cuisine and a good wine cellar also contribute. Some­what off the beaten track of the castle is the pool, where you can dream, read or lounge on the sun deck. Guests can also use the indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, solarium, tennis court and library, and Vespa excur­sions can be arranged.

South Tyrolean Archae­o­log­ical Museum

The story of Ötzi, the mummy from the glacier
The Bolzano Munic­ipal Museum is currently the home of the exhibit “The Man from Hauslabjoch”- better known as “Ötzi.” The mummy was discov­ered protruding through the ice in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps in 1992. A public pros­e­cutor was initially brought in because of the mummy's head injuries. The case was closed, however, when a forensic examiner deter­mined that the body was 5,300 years old! Of partic­ular interest is the life-like Ötzi recon­struc­tion based on 3D images of the mummy.

To the castles of Eppan

Romantic ruins with a sprawling view
This loop trail starts at Korb castle and leads to the striking castle ruins of Hocheppan and Boymont. Along the way, there are a number of over­looks offering a view of the vast Bozen Valley. (1:45 hrs, 5 km, eleva­tion change: 210 m)

On the peak of the Gantkofel

Mountain climbing tour to a peak with scenic view
Those who wish to climb the Gantkofel not only need to be in good shape, but should also be unafraid of heights and steady on their feet. Yet the steep and narrow trail should pose to diffi­cul­ties to alpine hikers. At 1,866 meters, the peak offers an amazing view of Bozen and the Dolomites. The hike ends at the Moarhof, a historic mountain farm­house, where you can order goulash, dumplings, fried eggs and other South Tyrolean delica­cies. (5:15 hrs, 8.5 km, eleva­tion change: 930)

From Bolzano to St. Magdalena

Stroll through the old town and the vine­yards
This short walk will take you through the old town and along the Talfer toward St. Peter. From there, you will pass through vine­yards on your way to St. Magdalena. This is where the high-quality St. Magdalener Clas­sico wine is produced, which you can try for your­self in the Eberle restau­rant in St. Magdalena.

From Missiano to Innsbruck

134 km | 2:30 h

The quickest route leads through the Brenner Pass, the most important north-south connec­tion in the Alps. Those wishing to avoid the heavy traffic on the Brenner Motorway can take a scenic detour through the Özttal Alps via Meran and the Passo del Rombo.

Vast mountain meadows, deep gorges, waterfalls and glaciers lie along the route.

Brenner Pass

Water­shed between the North Sea and Adri­atic Sea
The border pass in the Eastern Alps between the Austrian Tyrol and the Italian Southern Tyrol is a 1,370 meters high crossing over the main Alpine ridge and hence also the water­shed between the Adri­atic Sea and the North Sea. The pass is, together with the St. Gotthard, Simplon and Mont Cenis passes, one of the four most important routes of the Alpine transit and also the most widely used for road trans­port. As early as the Stone Age there were paths that led via the Brenner. This is evidenced by the discovery of “Ötzi”, who was murdered 5,300 years ago 50 kilome­ters to the west at the base of the glacier. Anyone who has time should take the old Brenner road, which runs parallel to the motorway.


The only big city in the Alps

The capital of Tyrol is located in the Inn Valley at the junc­tion of the north-south route connecting Germany to Italy with the east-west route between Switz­er­land and Vienna.

The only major city in the Alps has a medieval city center with narrow alleys and numerous exam­ples of Gothic archi­tec­ture, the most famous of which is the house with the Golden Roof (Gold­enes Dachl). The city, which has twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1964, 1976), is famous for its scenic setting amid soaring Alpine peaks such as the Karwendel mountain range in the north and the Lanser heads as well as the Patscherkofel – a popular skiing terrain – in the south-east, where a cable car leads to the summit also during the summer months.

Accommodation: A historical downtown hotel

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The old double eagle coat of arms of the Astro-Hungarian Empire still hangs above the entrance to the histor­ical guest­house.

In the 15th century the stalls of Emperor Maxi­m­ilian I (known as the Knightstood on the site. The stalls were replaced by a patri­cian villa in the 17th century that has now served as an inn for nearly 500 years. Since its recent resto­ra­tion the hotel has been awarded a 4-star rating. No two rooms in the building are alike, and most are deco­rated in accordance with a specific theme, such as the Sissi Room named after the Austrian Princess or the Castle Room. The area of the building that contains the hotel restau­rant was once part of a neighbouring monastery. The restau­rant, one of the best in Innsbruck, also has a proud, 500-year tradi­tion. A well­ness and massage centre is also avai­l­able to guests.


Quaint farm­houses in the shadow of the Zugspitze
The town dates back to the Roman route station “Partanum” on the Via Claudia. In 1361 it gained in importance when it became the offi­cial resting station on the trade route from Augsburg to Italy. Quaint farm­houses are found espe­cially in Garmisch. Southwest lies the Zugspitze – the highest mountain in Germany at 2,964 meters – and its top can be reached by cable car! The famous Bene­dic­tine Abbey from 1330 is located 15 kilome­ters north in Ettal.

Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

Collec­tion on the cultural history of Tyrol
As early as 1888, the Tyrolean Trade Asso­cia­tion had decided to open a “Trade Museum”. The tradi­tional Tyrolean crafts­man­ship was threat­ened by indus­trial­i­sa­tion at that time. The collec­tion initially concen­trated on hand­i­crafts. Over the years, the collec­tion was expanded to include other themes, before the Tyrol state took over the museum from the Tyrolean Trade Asso­cia­tion in 1926. Since its reopening in 1929, the museum has been inspiring count­less locals and visitors.

Golden Roof

Former resi­dence of the Tyrolean sovereigns
The late Gothic bay window is located in the old town of Innsbruck and bears its name because of the 2,657 fire-gilded copper shin­gles on the roof. The magnif­i­cent house was built in 1420 as the resi­dence of the Tyrolean sovereigns. However, the magnif­i­cent dungeon was only added 80 years later on behalf of the then German King Maxi­m­ilian I.. In 1536 the leader of the Tyrolean Anabaptist move­ment, Jakob Hutter, was burned alive on the square in front of the Golden Roof. Many of his followers then emigrated to America and founded several commu­ni­ties in Penn­sylvania, where they are still called Hutterer today and live a tradi­tional, pre-indus­trial lifestyle. Today the Golden Roof houses a museum.

Around the Patscherkofel

Sun terrace with glacier view
The circular hike around the Patscherkofel offers magnif­i­cent views of the Viggartal, the Viggar­spitze and the Glungezer. The first section leads from the mountain station of the Kofelbahn along the Zirbenweg past the Boschebenhütte to the Hochmahdalm. Here you can stop for refresh­ments on the sun terrace with a fantastic view of the Stubai Glacier. (return: 5.5 kilome­ters, 2 hours, up and down: 250 meters)

From Innsbruck to Salzburg

Rental car drop-off

From Innsbruck to Salzburg

157 km | 3:00 h
You will follow the course of the River Inn to Kufstein, then cont­inue east on the German Alpine Road (“deutsche Alpenstraße”) with its magnif­i­cent views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps.

Bercht­esgaden National Park

National Park around Lake Königssee and Mount Watzmann
The park is located in the mountai­nous area south of the town of Bercht­esgaden. The eastern, southern, and western bound­aries of the park coincide with the state border between Germany and Austria. The area of the park is econom­ically unde­vel­oped, and there are no settle­ments. In the center of the park is a large lake, the Königssee. West of the lake is the massif of Watzmann (2,713 metres (8,901 ft)), the third highest mountain in Germany.

Upper Bavaria

“The true Bavaria” between the Alps and the Danube
Upper Bavaria is consid­ered to be the real Bavaria, the borders of which have changed several times over the centuries and have not taken tribal or language borders into account. In partic­ular, there is no specific Upper Bavarian dialect. The term “Oberbayern” first appeared in 1255 and today Upper Bavaria is only one of several admin­is­tra­tive districts in Bavaria, bordering the Upper Palatinate to the east, Franconia to the north and Swabia to the west. Because of its natural beauty and cultural attrac­tions, the region between the Danube and the Alps attracts many visitors from Germany and abroad.

Zillertal Railway

Travel like over 100 years ago
The Zillertal valley has been crossed by a railroad line between Jenbach and Mayrhofen for over 100 years. Construc­tion began in 1900 and the line and all its sections have been in oper­a­tion since July 31, 1902. At the beginning, the oper­ating company owned two steam locomo­tives, ten passenger cars and 22 freight cars. Nowa­days, the line is used mainly for local tourist traffic. In addi­tion to several modern trains, various oper­able steam locomo­tives also traverse the picturesque valley and, as nostalgic slow trains, convey the travel feeling of a bygone era.

Rental car drop-off

Rental car drop-off
Loca­tion: Salzburg Airport (Desk at Airport)

11 days
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