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Sightseeing in Hallein, Salzburg and Berchtesgaden
and lots of "Celtic" adventures in the Tennengau Region
The Auwirt is centrally located, allowing you to reach all of the attractions in the Tennengau Region, SalzburgerLand and Bavaria quickly and easily. You can also get to many sights using public transportation. The "Auwirt" bus stop is right in front of the hotel. The No. 170 bus will carry you to Salzburg, Hallein or Golling. Leave your car safely parked in our free car park. Bus schedules are available from Salzburg Public Transport.
Many sightseeing attractions are also partners of "Keltenerlebniswelt Tennengau", offering even more fun and action for the whole family. This includes Golling Waterfall, the Marble Museum in Adnet, Salzachöfen Gorge on Pass Lueg, as well as Lammerklamm Gorge in Scheffau.
Other fascinating attractions include the gondola lift on the Untersberg, the Salzburg Open-Air Museum in Grossgmain, the Giant Ice Caves and Hohenwerfen Castle in Werfen, Grossglockner High-Alpine Road, the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) and Lake Königssee in Berchtesgaden.
Salt Mine and Celtic Museum
Allow yourself to be transported back 2,000 years in time as you experience the salt mine in Hallein – Bad Dürrnberg, where the miners of old used to bring "white gold" – salt, that is – up to the surface. Here you can see a video clip from the salt mine. In the Celtic Village, a display including life-size figures shows you how the ancient Celts and their princes used to live.
The Celtic Museum in Hallein is one of the biggest museums for Celtic history in Europe. The highlight is a 2500-year-old "beaked jug", which was discovered on the Dürrnberg. Visitors can also marvel at three princes' chambers dating from 1756 in the days of the prince-archbishops.
Franz Xaver Gruber, composer of the Christmas song "Silent Night!", lived in Hallein for 18 years and is also buried here. His former home, across from the town parish church in Hallein, is today the home of the "Silent Night Museum".
Alpine Coaster and Historical Hallein
For children and adults alike, there is nothing more fun than riding up on the Zinkenkogel chairlift, then gliding down 2.2 km on the Alpine Coaster back to the valley below. After a mountain-bike tour or hike on the Zinkenkogel, you can recharge your batteries with hearty snacks enjoyed at the mountain restaurant. From atop the Zinkenkogel, you also have marvelous views of the Untersberg, Salzburg City, and all the way to the Dachstein.
Take a personal stroll through Hallein and the historical town center (or guided tour every Friday at 4 pm free of charge)– from the medieval heart of the town, via once very arduous salt-mining paths, all the way up to the Dürrnberg. Here you can download an app with interactive routes, or you might prefer to borrow a free iPod guide from the tourist office. Here you will also find the Hallein Activity Program.
Flanked by the imposing cliffs of the Watzmann, the emerald-green Königssee never fails to enchant. A boat ride to St. Bartholomä will leave you with lasting memories. After a gondola ride up to the summit of the Jenner, you will be able to enjoy magical views of Lake Königssee, the Watzmann and the Hoher Göll.
From the Kehlsteinhaus ("Eagle's Nest"), you can take in magnificent panoramic views of Berchtesgadener Land and SalzburgerLand. A public bus will drive you through a series of dizzying hairpin bends and a tunnel along the Kehlsteinstraße up to 1839 m above sea level. For the last stage, you will hop aboard a brass-clad lift for a ride up to the Kehlsteinhaus itself.
Surrounded by gigantic mountain peaks, Lake Hintersee near Ramsau has also captivated countless painters and poets.
Spa Resorts and Pools
Relax, unwind, discover renewed inner harmony and enjoy a true pampering. The following spa resorts are located within 20 km of here: the Heiltherme in Bad Vigaun, Aqua Salza in Golling, the Watzmanntherme in Berchtesgaden and the Rupertustherme in Bad Reichenhall.
On hot summer days, you will find welcome refreshment in clear mountain lakes, at the Hallein outdoor pool at Schloss Wiespach, at the swimming lake in Kuchl, or at the nearby Waldbad in Anif. The lakes of the Salzkammergut are just three quarters of an hour away by car. The clear mountain lakes are generally a bit cooler, though they reward you with absolutely glorious scenery.
The most beautiful photos of Hallein, SalzburgerLand and Berchtesgadener Land