We have put together some of the most beautiful excursions in and around Sankt Johann/Alpendorf. Sankt Johann/Alpendorf lies in the middle of SalzburgerLand, making it the ideal starting point for the prettiest destinations in the area.

Liechtenstein Gorge:

Experience one of the most beautiful, longest and deepest gorges of the Alpine world: Liechtenstein Gorge!

The powerful roar of the waterfall, stones clad in vivid green moss, an atmosphere shrouded in legend, and rays of sunlight creating a rainbow in the mists of water.

This unique natural spectacle is 25 min. by foot from the hotel or 5 min. by car.

Alpendorf Mountain Lifts – Lift Hikes:

The cable car brings you comfortably and quickly from Alpendorf (the valley station is only 50 m from our hotel!) to the Gernkogel, an area of alpine pastures and great hiking paths! It doesn’t matter if you want to undertake just a few steps to the nearest meadow or an extended high altitude hike! In any case, cozy huts along the way invite you to step inside for a rest and typical alpine snacks.

Here, you also have the opportunity to visit "
Ghost Mountain". It’s a theme park on the Gernkogel for the entire family. The young kids will find a variety of ghosts, the older kids will find the longest slides and biggest swings, and adults can enjoy a special hiking and nature experience.

Giant Ice Caves – the largest ice caves in the world:

A cave system of over 40 km stretches through the craggy limestone massif of the Tennengebirge and includes an amazing natural phenomenon. In addition, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Salzachtal and Hohenwerfen Castle (ca. 25 km from the hotel).

Hohenwerfen Castle- castle of adventure:

This former fortress of the prince archbishops from the 11th century attracts visitors daily with castle tours, special events, a stylish tavern and a medieval gift shop.

Of particular interest is the historic State Falconer, including bird-of-prey shows. These take place daily at 11:00 and 2:00.

The Grossglockner – Austria’s highest mountain (elev. 3,798 m):

You can reach the popular visitor centers (alpine nature museum, Glockner Cinema...) via the High-Alpine Road, as you can the "Pasterze" glacier and the Hochtor elev. 2,575 m (toll booth ca. 48 km from the hotel).

Ferleiten Wildlife Park:

Experience nature and wildlife at the foot of the Grossglockner. It’s not just children who are thrilled by the over 200 species of animals (ca. 47 km from the hotel).

Bad Dürrnberg Salt Mine:

Discover Salzburg’s roots in the world’s oldest mine, followed by a visit to the Celtic Village (ca. 45 km from the hotel). Children will be excited by their ride down the salt slides!

Salzburg Open-Air Museum:

An experience under the open sky. Here, you can discover 60 original buildings from across SalzburgerLand dating all the way back to the 5th century, buildings such as farmhouses, breweries, blacksmith shops...(ca. 65 km from the hotel).

Salzburg- World Heritage Site and Festival City:

... with its famous Getreidegasse, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mozart‘s birthplace, Hellbrunn Palace and trick fountains...  (ca. 55 km from the hotel).

A theme park for the entire family on the Gernkogel (1,767 m above sea level):

In a splendid panoramic location, the young kids will find a variety of ghosts, the older kids will find the longest slides and biggest swings, and adults can enjoy a special hiking and nature experience.

The Ghost Park also offers: well-kept, spooky trails on and around the Gernkogel, panoramic towers, mountain climbing, giant slides, Krampus caves, swings, shooting galleries, water games, mill wheels, waterfalls...

Wagraini´s Grafenberg – a mountain and nature experience

Do you want to understand and experience nature with all your senses?
Discover interesting facts about our native animals?
Enjoy action, recreation and plenty of space to play?

Take a relaxing, comfortable ride on the Grafenberg lifts to 1,700 m above sea level, where “Wagraini’s Grafenberg” awaits.

Hellbrunn Zoo

The zoo gates open at 9:00, 365 days a year! Around 800 animals live in the Salzburg zoo in large, natural outdoor enclosures. The free-flying griffon vultures are world famous.

Haus der Natur

A huge natural history attraction for young and old. In over 35 exhibits, the Haus der Natur shows the fascinating and the interesting, the oddities and things important to know about “connections” in nature, and does so in a way that is understandable to everyone.

Krimml Waterfalls

Krimml Waterfalls are the 5th highest in the world, dropping an impressive 380 m.

Hüttschlag Valley Museum

At the end of Grossarl highway, you will find the Hüttschlag Valley Museum, which comprises several buildings. Main attractions are the "Gensbichlhaus", an old farmhouse with folk- and natural history exhibits, as well as the "Talwirt" National Park House.
Themes in the Gensbichlhaus: Rushing Waters – Mountain Forest - Hüttschlag Marble - Thunderous Sleds – Copper & Sulfur Mining and Processing – Honoring God, Protecting Our Neighbor.


The Königssee is an elongated mountain lake in Berchtesgadener Land. It lies nestled in the mountains of Berchtesgaden National Park below the Watzmann. A boat ride on this beautiful lake is an important part of the experience. On the route to St.. Bartholomä, the skipper will demonstrate to passengers the impressive echo with a flugelhorn or a trumpet.


Discover an array of attractions in the Salzkammergut, for example: the Dachstein caves, Austria’s Romantic Road, boat rides on lake Attersee, cable car up the Feuerkogel, Schafberg cog railway, Imperial Villa and park, and much more!

SalzburgerLand Card – your gateway to Salzburg

With us, you will also receive the SalzburgerLand Card, which has many advantages.

- Free admittance to over 190 sights and attractions throughout the SalzburgerLand!
- 6- or 12-day options to fit your vacation perfectly!
- The SalzburgerLand Card is ideal for children and teen groups!

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Contact Data

Alpina Wellness & Sporthotel
Alpendorf 8 · A-5600 St. Johann i.Pg

Tel.: +43 (0) 64 12 / 82 82
Fax: +43 (0) 64 12 / 81 44