Not only does Salzburg offer a wealth of cultural opportunities, it also has numerous family attractions! Spend an exciting afternoon by the fountains in Hellbrunn, or a few educational hours in one of our museums. The city’s relaxed rhythm, short distances and many entertainment offers make Salzburg the perfect destination for young and old alike. The region around Salzburg, which includes mountainous, hilly and flat parts, has many attractions of various kinds, such as the Eisriesenwelt Werfen, the world’s largest glacial cave, or easy hikes on the mountains in the Pongau region with its alpine pastures, valleys and popular theme trails. The region north of the city also has a lot to offer: Gut Aiderbichl, a haven for rescued animals, Fantasiana amusement park with more than 50 attractions, fahr(T)raum, Ferdinand Porsche’s world of experience with historic exhibits that include everything from race cars to tractors, or boat trips with the Seenland-Schifffahrt on the Trumer Lakes. Your kids will love it - so why not let Salzburg surprise you with its diversity!
With beautiful, extensive gardens, Mirabell Palace is one of Salzburg´s most famous sights. The Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace is the perfect setting for top-notch palace concerts. The “Magic Flute Playground” in the Mirabell Gardens was designed especially for kids to make them familiar with the world of Mozart’s famous opera. A bird roundabout, chimes and the “Hedge Theatre”, a unique stage among the hedges, guarantee a special and creative playing experience.
Experience nature and technology at their most exciting in this popular museum with its exhibition area of more than 7,000 m2: fascinating underwater worlds, extraterrestrial adventures in the space hall and huge dinosaurs from the past. A special highlight: researching and experimenting at the Science Center – a varied program for the whole family.
Let’s go on a journey through six centuries and take a close look at more than 100 reconstructed original buildings from the fields of agriculture, handicraft and the cottage industry. In addition to exploring the houses, young visitors may enjoy the open-air museum’s many other attractions, including the museum’s historic railway, an adventure playground, a Kneipp path, etc.
Follow in the footsteps if the miners in Hallein near Salzburg, in secretive, ancient tunnels in the oldest mine in the world which is open to visitors. The special guided tours for kids make little explorers take the centre stage! With “Sally”, the clever little mine duck, kids can discover the mine in a fun way that has been perfectly tailored to their needs. An adventure for the entire family – irrespective of the weather.
Do you want to discover the world of toys from a new perspective? Take your shoes off, put your slippers on and start out on an expedition through various worlds. The museum invites its visitors to roll around, balance and move. There are many toys to look at or even try, including a Carrera racetrack and a long slide. You’re allowed and even supposed to play here! The ideal place for spending a rainy day.
Taking a walk among animals from Eurasia, South-America and Africa, watching otters take a dive and monkeys hunt for insects. Throughout the year, a visit to Salzburg’s zoo is always a great experience for animal-lovers of all ages. After your visit to the zoo, you may enjoy a walk through the park of Hellbrunn Palace, where you will find the city’s most beautiful playground with a lot of space for kids to frolic about.