Zell am See

Check out Zell am See Zell am See is just a 1 hour drive to west of Flachau. As well as being one of Austria’s famous ski resorts, the combination of lake and mountain attracts even more tourists in the summer months. It’s a busy and bustling summer lake side town, but it’s worth the […]


Check out Lichtensteinklamm Situated just outside St Johann im Pongau (only 12kms from Flachau) is one of Europe’s steepest and most beautiful gorges. It’s a spectacular journey along a guided walkway and through tunnels following the course of the waters, with depths of up to 300 metres. Then there’s the Schleierwasserfall (waterfall) from which the […]

Werfen Ice Caves

Check out Werfen Ice Caves The caves deserve to be officially recognised as one of the new 7 wonders of the modern world. The network of caves make up the largest system of ice caves in the world. It literally is a different and breathtaking visit (and not just because of the cold!), the scenery […]

Hohenwerfen Castle

Check out Hohenwerfen Castle This magnificent castle has been used in many movies and films, most notably in ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and ‘The Sound of Music’. The castle dates back to the 11th century and was built on a large rock outcrop overlooking the Salzach river valley. The setting of the castle is made more […]


Check out Eben Eben runs Filzmoos pretty close in its appeal and attractions. It is another picturesque village, which doubles up as a winter resort (also with its own small ski area) and as a summer retreat with its own equally scenic set of mountains and lakes. Eben is also close by to Flachau, only […]


Check out Filzmoos Filzmoos has to be one of Salzburgerland’s, if not Austria’s, prettiest villages. The village and area is popular in both winter and summer. In winter it has its own slopes and ski area (approx 35 kms) which is part of the Sport Welt area. While in Summer it’s even more popular; it’s […]


Check out Altenmarkt Altenmarkt is growing village and is the gateway to the Zauchensee ski slopes. It’s got a great mix of the old and traditional Austrian village (village squares, beautifully fronted buildings, and onion domed church) with good shopping (a good selection of supermarkets and boutiques) and plenty of restaurants and bars for a […]


Check out Radstadt Radstadt is a medieval town, which has its origins around 1287. It’s an attractive old town with lots of squares to explore and wander, including walking along much of the original town walls. There are plenty of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafeterias and bars. It’s only a 15 minute drive from Flachau.


Check out Berchtesgaden This is one of the most famous and beautiful towns in the Alps, surprisingly it’s in Germany, just across the border, yet only approx 50 minutes from Flachau. The town lies in fantastic setting, overlooked by Mount Watzmann (Germany’s 3rd highest peak) and bordering Konigsee (a deep glacial lake). Despite its association […]


Check out Salzburg This city has just about everything (far more than just the setting for the Sound of Music!). It’s a cultural delight: a historic town centre, castles, fortresses, gardens, riverside walks, churches, operas, festivals, cafeterias on the squares, taverns, boutiques and all within 1 square kilometre. There are plenty of guided tours and […]