Whether you are planning your first trip to CLC’s Alpine Centre, or you are a seasoned traveller to this little piece of paradise in the eastern Alps, you will find a wealth of top excursions to book from the resort.
The top 4 excursions from CLC Alpine Centre, Austria include:
The birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg is just a one-hour drive from CLC Alpine Centre, Austria and boasts a choice of attractions for all ages. Stroll around the fascinating museums, marvel at the Baroque architecture, splash out on a boat-trip down the Salzach river or enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage through the old town.
No trip to Salzburg is complete without reliving your favourite scenes from the classical musical, ‘Sound of Music.’ Visit film sites around the city while your guide provides historical background toeach location. See the beautiful locations where scenes from the movie were filmed, listen to the soundtrack and sing along to famous songs from the film!
Trips and excursions to Salzburg can be booked on-resort, so please enquire at reception.
Krimml Waterfalls – Austria’s highest
Hike up the Krimml Waterfalls and you will be rewarded with some of the most stunning views in the Alps. Just over an hour by car from CLC Alpine Centre, these incredible falls are located in the small village of Krimml and a hike to the highest peak takes around 90 minutes.
The tiered waterfalls begin at the top of the Krimmler Ache valley and plunge downwards in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 metres, the middle of 100 metres, and the lowest a drop of 140 metres. The highest point of the waterfall is 1,470 metres above sea level.
If you want to take your time, stop for a drink or a bite to eat on the way at the Gasthof Schönangerl restaurant, perched on the mountainside before continuing your adventure to the top.
Ice Cave Adventure, Eisriesenwelt
The ancient ice caves are situated on the road to Salzburg – a 60-minute drive from the CLC Alpine Centre Austria, in Eisriesenwelt. These impressive caves, home to the largest ice cave in the world, were first discovered in the late 19th century by explorer, Anton Posselt, and are now one of the most famous attractions in Austria.
Visitors to these enormous, yet intricate ice formations must climb 134 metres to reach the top of the caves. Heavy shoes and warm clothing are recommended. Even in summer the temperature is usually below freezing. Lamps are handed out at the entrance to the cave, and during the tour, additional magnesium lighting highlights the ice sculptures to great effect. The cave itself is a national monument and may only be entered with authorised guides. Great fun for all the family.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Built in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Swarovski crystal company, the Kristallwelten consists of a fantasy garden and vast chambers with artworks, sculptures and treasures.
On arrival visitors are greeted by the sight of a giant’s head with illuminated crystal eyes, which change colour, and a waterfall pouring out of his gaping mouth. The giant guards the entrance to the underground world where the crystal craftsmanship of the world-famous Swarovski company is celebrated by fantastical works of modern art.
The 14 chambers combine light, sound and modern art. See the Taj Mahal, the Empire State Building and an Egyptian pyramid in pure Swarovski crystal or explore the beautiful gardens with intricate maze, as the waterfall gushes from the giant’s mouth.
Salzburg offers some of Austria’s most breath-taking attractions and should be high on the list of ‘must-see’ cities for any guests staying at CLC Alpine Centre.