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Salzburg Airport attractions and Travel Tips

Salzburg Airport, the second largest of Austria, is an important and much-used gateway to Austria’s’ world-class ski slopes. Located three kilometers from the city center of Salzburg, the airport provides the perfect stepping-stone for your Austrian holiday. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Salzburg Airport car rental so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of your travels. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on Salzburg Airport car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific car hire needs. You have the option to pick car size, pick up location and type of insurance which ensures you that you get the best deal and car for your vacation!

Inside Salzburg Airport

The origins of the airport date back to 1910, when the first powered-aircraft taxied onto the runway. During WWII, Nazi Germany took control of the airport and turned it into a military base, where the famed Messerschmitt ME 262 was in service towards the end. Salzburg Airport managed to evade major bombing from Allied efforts and therefore was one of the first airports to become part of European scheduled traffic again. The airport became the first in Europe to operate a hybrid terminal building serving. The building houses charter flights during the winter and serves as an event hall during the summer months. The airport offers numerous facilities, including children’s play area, extensive shopping opportunities, dining and beverage options, and free WiFi.

Take advantage of your car hire Salzburg Airport

From the airport you will have direct access to the many attractions and beauties Salzburg has to offer. Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077 by archbishop Gebhard, is the largest fully preserved fortress in central Europe. The castle, located on top of a mountain, offers visitors a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the surrounding mountains. The castle also has an area that offers a view of the old executioner’s house. Within the castle there is now a museum dedicated to medieval weapons, torture instruments, and life in the fortress.

Further outside of the city, the landscape is dominated by stunning lakes and the imposing Alps. The Wolfgangsee Lake, one of the most well-known lakes in the region, provides visitors with an idyllic way to spend the day on the water or by the shores. You will also have access to the many top-notch ski regions of the area, including the Ski Amadé region, the largest network of linked ski resorts in Europe. A drive with your rental car Salzburg to the salt mine in Hallein is also recommended, the mine here has been worked for thousands of years. One can take a tour of the mine, which involves a 400 meter train ride and a boat trip, the mine actually crosses the border into Germany.

Book now with HAPPYCAR and take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom of a car rental Salzburg Airport. Our quick and hassle free service provides you with a great springboard into your adventures. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!