Adjacent to HELLBRUNN PALACE you find the SALZBURG ZOO home of 140 animal species from all over the world. This unqiue zoo territory at the foot of the Mountain of Hellbrunn with its one-of-akind backdrop - the steep rocky Cliffside on one of the side, the hilly floodplain landscape on the other – is the home for around 1200 animals.
Take a walk through Eurasia’s, South America’s and Africa’s animal Kingdon. Observing the Otter plunge into the water, the Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin hunt for inscets or the playful Snow Leopard – A visit to the Salzburg Zoo is always a great experience.
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SALT MINES IN HALLEIN
(accessible for kids starting with minimum age of 4 years)
More than 2500 years ago, the first celtic Miners dug deep tunniels into the Salzberg.
Today, where men once fetched salt from inside the mountain, you can go on an exciting voyage of discovery with your whole family. You will be dressed up in protective clothing and then you will board the mine railway, and travel deep into the mine. The tour will lead you through mysterious tunnels to the fun miner’s slide. In the blink of an eye, you’ll be 50 meters down on the banks of the subterranean salt lake. There, on a journey by raft over the lake, you’ll watch a multi-media presentation, the highlight of the mine: glittering, fascinating and mysterious. Then down another slide, you’ll meet the “man preserved in salt” and learn his story. In 1577 and again 1616, Celtic miners were found buried by mine collapse.
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TOBOGGAN RUN OF BAD DUERNBERG
After the mining experience you can find next to the Salt Mine Hallein an even more fun experience at the Toboggan run of Bad Duerrnberg: Tobogganing is fun for young and old and enjoy views of Salzburg’s Mountains and look forward to an exciting ride on the Celtic Lightning on the Duerrnberg Mountain. the Celtic Lightning is the longest summer toboggan run in the Province of Salzburg. Ride 2200m from the mountain station of the cable car to the valley.
For safety reasons, the chairlift and toboggan run are only open in far weather during summer.
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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE - HAUS DER NATUR
In case of a rainy day a wonderful child friendly Museum in Salzburg City Center is the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE – HAUS DER NATUR visit to the Haus der Natur is rich as life itself. On a floorspace of 7000 m² Salzburg’s largest and most popular museum offers fascinating insights into our natural world for the example:
The living museum – see with your own eyes tropical coral reefs, teeming with life or the grace of movement in cobras and mambas: The aquarium and reptile zoo are ideal places to find innumerable opportunities to marvel at our natural World and to learn from it at the same time.
Nature Adventures – no matter whether you visit the Polar Regions or a tropical rain forest, the rivers of Austria or deserts far away, whether you meet bizarre creatures of the deep sea or marvel at legendary crystals created far inside the Earth - Nature is the greatest adventure of them all.
Open daily (only closed on December 25) from 9 am to 5 pm.