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Untersberg, Salzburg

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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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  • This is a must do trip while in Saltzburg. Catch the number 25 bus and just get off at the last stop. We were lucky to go on a clear sunny day, in an otherwise rainy week, and the views were... 
    This is a must do trip while in Saltzburg. Catch the number 25 bus and just get off at the last stop. We were lucky to go on a clear sunny day, in an otherwise rainy week, and the views were...  more »
  • An absolute gem of a trip. Caught the No 25 bus (3 euros each) from the bus station to the foot of Untersberg (very last stop) for some nice views. Cable car return a little steep at €28 each but....  more
    An absolute gem of a trip. Caught the No 25 bus (3 euros each) from the bus station to the foot of Untersberg (very last stop) for some nice views. Cable car return a little steep at €28 each but....  more »
  • Denise & Rich from silverglobetrotters.com took the cable car up to the top of Untersberg. The ascent started off quite sedately moving steadily enabling us enjoy the views! As we approached the... 
    Denise & Rich from silverglobetrotters.com took the cable car up to the top of Untersberg. The ascent started off quite sedately moving steadily enabling us enjoy the views! As we approached the...  more »
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  • Date: 27/09/21 We took a public bus No. 25 from Vienna city centre to Untersberg (last stop). Then cable car up to the top. Originally wanted to hike down but the cable car staff said it is not recommended to hike down that day because the weather was not very supportive. Apparently it will take at least 2-3 hours to hike down which time we did not have then.
  • Very beautiful place close to Salzburg.
  • Absolutely breathtaking and not a challenging trail. Can’t wait to go back.
  • What an incredible experience this was. Probably one of the highlights of our trip to Salzburg, Austria. The cable car took us up and then we hiked around. It was beautiful! Amazing views of Salzburg basin and surrounding areas of the mountain. Highly recommend!
  • There are the most beautiful views from Salzburg's iconic mountain. It is over 1900 metres high, and there is a cable car available to access the views without being an expert climber. Look at the reviews for Untersbergbahn. The summit is about a kilometre up from where the cable car leaves you. It is steep and rocky but walkable in proper footwear. Our ten year old could manage it without problem. Untersberg has a legend of a sleeping emporor living inside the mountain with lots of little people, waiting for the day when ravens stop flying around the summit so that he can awake from a curse and rule over a peaceful empire.

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