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Review of Untersberg

Untersberg
Ranked #2 of 168 things to do in Salzburg
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

First things first, get the Salzburg card. It's around 27 euro per person, but it gets you into multiple museums, the fortress and to the top of the Untersberg. We only had one full day and it was worth every penny.

Once you have your card take the bus to untersberg and enjoy an hour or two at the top. The views are top notch. There's a couple small restaurants up there if you want to have a drink before heading down. This is a no brainer, even tho it takes a little time to get there.

1  Thank lawman1025
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. Only regret is we didn't walk up as well as down. Lovely views and well marked route down. Finished in Germany and walked 30 mins back into Austria where the cable car start point was and where you can take a bus back to the city. Takes about 4-5 hours to walk down. There are some ice caves which have tours every hour. Waterfalls and lots of scenery on the way down

Thank Ajay S
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We went up Mount Untersberg with the 48 hr Salzburg Card. I'm not sure how much it would have been without it but personally feel it was value simply because we wouldn't have considered it if it hadn't been 'free' for us. I was a bit worried about finding it, but it's actually really simple to get the bus - we got the bus from Rathaus, from memory the number 25(?) which is very regular, and it was the very last stop. We made a day trip of going to Untersburg and the Hellbrunn Palaces, all along the same bus route and very easy to know when to get off at each stop (also a free route with the Salzburg card!)

It was an absolutely incredible experience being able to go up. It was a little cloudy when we went but still very good sights around all the mountains. There are also a couple of cafes to get something to eat and drink, didn't seem too badly priced despite being in a tourist spot. I guess the only thing was that we weren't totally sure where to walk - this could have been improved possibly simply by asking at the reception, which possibly even had maps. I would definitely recommend asking before going if you explain if you want a proper hike or just a look around without too much strength. We walked to one of the crosses, we were going to walk to another but saw a sign which made it look like it was 3km away so we gave up - all the signs were in German (or they were pointing to landmarks that weren't recognisable to us) hence why it would make more sense to ask first or have a route in mind. We still enjoyed our time regardless.

As someone whose scared of heights I was a little nervy doing this, but actually I felt quite safe for most of it. The cable car is a totally covered, sturdy thing like on the London Eye or something - not like the ski slope type cars which are just benches, that would have absolutely terrified me! It does go a bit rickety so I guess be prepared for that (there are some seats in the cable car so you could try and sit on them) but honestly I was so mesmerised by the views that it had little effect on me.

5  Thank cecilyleah
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

A very nice ride up the mountain but if you are afraid of heights, swinging cable cars or closed spaces, it's better to avoid it. The cars are packed full with very few places to sit but once there, the view is definitely worth the trouble. The ride takes only about 10 minutes.

Thank roys53
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Buy Salzburg card to get there via bus #25 from Mirabelle Garden or Old Town area. It is worth the trip - beautiful views. This is the first thing we did and we are thankful we make it there especially when it was so hot around 90 when we arrived from Vienna. It is so much cooler at the top of the mountain. There are two cafes with limited menu but magnificent views.

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