This is the large mountain you can see to the south west of the city which at its highest point is 1,973m (6,473ft). The cable car to the summit is at the village of St Leonhard and is easy to reach either by car or by bus.
The cable car has one of the longest free hanging spans of over 1.5km. The Untersberg Massif straddles the border and two thirds of it are actually in Germany. It is relatively flat on the top but good shoes are recommended if you are doing some walking.
The view from the Untersberg is spectacular. There are panoramic view over the City itself, down the Salzach Valley and over into Bavaria. There are many trails on the top of the mountain but it is important to stress that this is a true mountain. Do not venture off the paths as there are hidden holes and precipitous drops. This is especially important when there is snow on the ground.
The Untersberg massif is made up of Limestone and a bed of Dachstein chalk. This is mined as Untersberg marble and numerous caves of which over 400 have been explored. The most famous is the Schellenberg Ice Cave but there are other vast caverns of which the Riesending cave is the largest in Germany.
If you are feeling adventurous, there are many paths that lead up to the summit from the valley. These should only be attempted if you are fit and healthy.
The cable car is based at Sainkt Leonard about 25 minutes from Salzburg.
Please note that the cable car is closed every year from late October to mid December for maintenance. Please check their website for more details.
Opening Times: Daily with ascents every half hour from 09:00 in the winter months and 08:30 for the rest of the year. The last descent is at 16:00 in the winter and 17:30 in the peak winter months. Please note that the cable car is closed every year from late October to mid December for maintenance.
Cost: €23.50 for adults and €11.50 for children (6 to 14years).
More Information: http://www.untersbergbahn.at/die-untersberg-bahn