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Untersberg
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Ranked #2 of 186 things to do in Salzburg
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

at the Untersberg you have the best view ever to the alps and so near the downtown area, it is a little keep secret

1  Thank Francis V
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We only had a day in Salzburg so bought the 24 hour Salzburg Card from the Tourist Office at the Train/Bus station. All public transport is included in the card as is the Untersburg cable car which in itself paid for the Salzburg Card. We took Bus 25 from the Main Bus Station and this is the last stop - it took around 45 minutes as it is out of town. Payment is easy on the bus, just let the driver know you want the Untersburg stop. We went around 2pm and it wasn't that busy so we went straight up on the next cable car. I thought I would be scared of the height the cable car travels up to but actually enjoyed the views downwards and upwards! The cable car is very fast and soon you are in the most spectacular 360 scenery around you. We were lucky that the clouds were not in our way and we could see all the way down to Salzburg.
There are a couple of walks up to the crosses but do wear sturdy shoes as it is gravelly on the paths and quite steep at some points. For a great photo point, as you pass the little outside sitting area from the cable car and the walking path forks 2 ways, if you follow the right hand path and before it turns a corner there is a little dip on the left hand side where there is a path in the grass you can walk to the ridge for some beautiful photos.
We stayed about an hour and got the next cable car down but had to wait 20 minutes for the next bus so we could go to Helbrunn Castle on the way back on the same bus. The online bus timetable for Salzburg is so useful to print off as it gives the exact timings of all buses and you can do your routes on there and it will tell you all the connecting times of any other buses/trains.

6  Thank goldfinch65
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

with bus 25 from city center you reach the base of the cable car that brings you up to1800m in 12min. from there apart for obvious great 360° views, there are different paths from 10min to many jours of hiking. pick your choice. we did the 30min one with a daughter of 5, so nothing impossible. you are the lazy kibd? then just sit at one of the couple of restaurants at the top ( suggest the second one 5 min. up from the cable car.

it can be a full day if you stop at The castle Hellbrunn on the way back, with the same n.25 bus.
if you are the fit type or hiking fanatic you can descend on foot following the signed path.

3  Thank skivaz
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Going to the top of Mt. Untersberg was a highlight of our visit to Salzburg. Of course, the perfect weather day helped. The ride on the cable car to the top is amazing and thrilling! The cable car is perfectly quiet as you glide along to the top. The views are incredible and amazing!! Hard to describe with words. Various hikes, some quite strenuous, take you to places with different views. We ate lunch at the topmost restaurant and had delicious food! The ride down on the cable car was just as incredible as the ride up. If you have a good weather day, be sure to include Mt. Untersberg on your itinerary. It is well worth it!

1  Thank lindamyers2
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I am not a fan of cable cars so I found this slightly difficult as you are quite packed in with others. (In our case a group of Japanese tourists who enjoyed accentuating the swaying). This being said the views were amazing. And the service efficient.

Remember to take a jumper, and sensible shoes!

1  Thank Charlie1995
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