Untersberg, Salzburg

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#1 of 189 in Nature in Austria
Straddling the border between Germany and Austria, the summit of Untersberg offers spectacular views of Salzburg far below. The tabletop mountain has six different peaks with elevations ranging from 1,805 m (5,922 ft) to 1,973 m (6,473 ft). Take the cable car to 1,320 m (4,331 ft), or hike the well-marked trails to summit the mountain. Protected as a nature preserve, the mountain provides opportunities for outdoors activities, such as climbing and hiking. Follow the Nature-Quiz-Path to learn more about wildlife, mushrooms, minerals, and trees. Visit the ice cave at 1,570 m (5,151 ft), but dress warmly, as temperatures are below zero year-round. A visit to Untersberg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Salzburg online holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Highest point in Salzburg. The panoramic view is a must. Go to the foot of the mountain. Take a cable car. And enjoy the scenery. I just don't recommend it to anyone who's afraid of heights.
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  • Caught the cable car to the top. This journey in itself was exciting but the views from the snow covered top were extraordinary. Lovely little tavern at the top were some of us stayed enjoying the war...  more »
  • Going up untersberg mountain was easily my favourite day in salzburg it is a must do on your trip! I would recommend getting a salzburg card as the bus to the mountain and cable car to the top would b...  more »

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