School trips to Salzburgerland, Austria

Salzburgerland, Austria

Salzburgerland is a hugely popular destination for a school trip, and with good reason - the wonderful mountain range, lakes, and cultural attractions make this exciting and inspirational. The stunning city of Salzburg is the heartbeat of the region - the birthplace of Mozart echoes with the Sound of Music and combines a rich heritage with a spectacular natural landscape. The picturesque towns we feature provide a base from which you can enjoy a superb choice of stimulating activities and educational visits. This is a fantastic choice for your school trip to Austria.

  • Spectacular Austrian mountain scenery

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress - Salzburg Castle

  • Brilliant choice of supervised activities

  • Salt Mines and Ice Caves

  • Friendly family-run accommodations

  • Loads of leisure time options and excursions

Educational Visits & Activities

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Salzburg's iconic fortress dominates the city, high above the rooftops of the Old Town. The castle can be reached by a relatively steep walk from the Old Town, or a speedier ride up the funicular railway. Enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the city. Guided tours of the state rooms, armouries and museum are available.

Salt Mine and Giant Ice Cave

Enjoy a fascinating visit to the Salzwelten Salzburg salt mine and take a journey through the history of the raw material that made the city and gave it its name. The nearby Eisriesenwelt (World of the Ice Giants) is the largest natural ice cave system in the world, totalling over 40km, with huge breath-taking ice formations.

Mountain Activities

A range of supervised activities are available in the area and we can build a programme to suit your requirements including: high rope course, kayaking, archery, sailing and mountain biking. Tickets can be arranged to take the cable-car up the mountain, with an accompanied walk back down.

Mozart's Birthplace

Visit the birthplace of Salzburg's most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - a highlight of a visit to the city, not just for classical music enthusiasts. The museum takes you through some of the rooms where Mozart grew up, and also houses some historic instruments, including Mozart's own violin.

Hellbrunn Palace, Park & Fountains

On the outskirts of the city is the 17th century summer palace of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Markus Sittikus. The gardens and trick fountains are a big attraction in the summer, and is also the site of the gazebo used in the filming of The Sound of Music.

Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

The mountaintop Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) in Berchtesgaden was built by the Nazis as a retreat for Hitler, and gifted to him on his 50th birthday in 1939. The building survived the war, and now houses a mountain restaurant with lovely panoramic view over the surrounding area.


Sound of Music tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Von Trapp family, and take a tour of the settings and scene locations of the famous, Oscar-winning film, The Sound of Music.


Erlebnis-Therme Amadé

The Erlebnis-Therme Amadé water park in Altenmarkt is always a popular choice. Enjoy the thrills and spills of the aqua loop slide with a rocket start and a 26ft free fall section! Or experience the 300ft Python water slide, funnel and wave pool.


Lucky Flitzer Toboggan

This popular year-round attraction in Flachau takes you on a thrilling 1km on-rail toboggan run suitable for all ages.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Flight to Austria (or Germany). Transfer to resort in the Salzburger Sportwelt region in Austria. Check in at your accommodation(s) and local orientation. Erlebnis-Therme Amadé waterpark visit. Your first meal is evening dinner. Optional group quiz.

Day 2

Breakfast. Morning excursion up the first Star-Jet chair lift in Flachau and walk back down. Afternoon activities subject to scheduling could include the Lucky Flitzer toboggan run in Flachau and Archery at the hotel. Evening dinner then film night at hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast. Morning visit to Salt Mines in Hallein and then onto Salzburg to see the fabulous sights of the city including the fortress and Mozart’s Birthplace (entries not included). Possible BBQ evening at the hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast. Activities can include the popular High ropes course and kayaking. Evening dinner then disco night at hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast. Check out of rooms and then possible morning visit to the Erlebnis-Therme Amadé waterpark. Early afternoon departure for coach transfer back to the airport for the return flight home.

Where to Stay

Salzburgerland accommodation

We use a selection of accommodations in the region. The comfortably furnished Sport Hotel Ennstalerhof in Altenmarkt is specially designed to cater for youth groups. The hotel boasts its own indoor swimming pool, cinema, disco, climbing room, 3 TV rooms, gym and table tennis rooms. There is also a football pitch, beach volleyball and tennis court within the grounds. The hotel is about a 10 minutes walk from the centre of the village.

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