Eisriesenwelt are the largest accessible ice caves in the world. The caves are buried in the depths of the Hochkogel mountain range and the labyrinthine tunnels extend for more than 40 kilometers (24 miles). Originally discovered by Anton von Posselt in 1879, the caves only gained prominence after they were 'rediscovered' by Alexander von Mörk in the early 20th Century. It's believed that the limestone cave system has been evolving for millions of years. As the temperature within the cave is always at sub-zero, when snow melts in the spring and drips into the cavern, it cools and freezes in a variety of fascinating sculptures. A stunning example of nature's grandeur, some caves are illuminated in an ethereal blue light that filters in; others are illuminated with lamps that cast strange shadows over the walls, as they bring into focus the weird and wonderful works of natural art .
Neue Residenz stands overlooking most of the ancient, architectural marvels of the old town of Salzburg but it still stands apart as a striking construction of the city. This magnificent building saw the reign of four Archbishops but it owes its design and planning to Wolf Dietrich. The building is a 16th-century construction which was then used as a guest house featuring a library and stately rooms, in addition to the Salzburg Glockenspiel. It also is an address to the famous Salzburg Museum. Today, Neue Residenz is a functional event venue popular for concerts and other cultural gatherings.
As far as mountain roads go, this is no doubt one of the most impressive in Europe. The 48km-long panoramic route begins in Salzburg and leads to Heiligenblut in Kärnten and involves ascents of up to 2,500m. The road is open from May to November and can be completed in a one day, round-trip from Salzburg. There are several places where drivers can stop for refreshments en route, as well as information points which explain about the flora, fauna and geology of the area. It is also worth making a minor detour to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (just before Heiligenblut) to admire the splendid view of Austria's highest mountain - Großglockner (3,798m)- and its glacier.
Salzberghalle is a multifaceted hall in Hallein on Zatloukalstrasse. Besides the 600-seat hall, it features two meeting rooms, an exhibition area and a bar. It is used for balls, concerts, theater, discos, dance, fashion shows, trade fairs and weddings.
Attergauhalle is tucked away on Doktor Greil Straße but is a popular local venue for cultural events. From festivals to concerts, plays and balls, it hosts a myriad of programs. It is also the base of the Chorfestival Attergau and one of the spaces for the Attergauer Kultursommer.