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Seniors Are Going To Golling


Golling, Austria (pop. 4,000) was featured on my CNN Travel Photos of the Day as a place we all need to experience. Golling was mentioned in historical sources as a farm hamlet in the 9th century. Today, residents of this quietly stylish outlying burg tend to commute to work in Salzburg. Senior visitors often use Golling as a base for various outdoor activities in the nearby mountains.

Golling, just 25 kilometers south of Salzburg is ideal for families, culture, hiking, sports enthusiasts and senior citizens who appreciate good clean air. It is just a fun and attractive village with great amenities: a multitude of excursions, great accommodations, a long history, and gourmet experiences.


Golling an der Salzach is a “market town” where the Salzach River and Lammer tributary form a confluence. A definite must see is a visit to the awesome Gollinger Wasserfall (Golling Waterfall) that attracts tourists of all ages and from all over the world.

Senior Visitors Enjoy The Golling Waterfalls

In the part of Golling known as Torren near the fascinating late gothic pilgrimage church of St. Nikolaus, the Golling waterfall plunges 75 meters down two giant steps into the valley below. The thunderous Golling Falls have been a popular subject for many.

The path to the roaring Golling Waterfall will lead senior visitors along the Schwarzenbach (“Black Brook”) to a steep ascent over a romantic wooden bridge to the source of the Schwarzenbach Brook.


Perhaps the most notable figure is Joseph Mohr (1792–1848), who wrote the words to the Silent Night Christmas carol and served as priest of the Golling parish church from 1820 to 1821. Salzach Gorge near Golling is another popular visit.

Tiny Golling Entices Seniors

Heimatmuseum Burg Golling has a chapel and an interesting folklore collection. Senior visitors will see remains of cave bears, fossils, and copies of rock drawings, plus old pictures of the village. There’s also a hunting room, exhibits of regional costumes, and a chamber of torture. That last room is definitely not for children…and perhaps a few adults.


Aqua-Salza (spa) and the Museum Burg Gollin are popular. In 1968 there was talk of creating a museum in Golling Castle. With the establishment of the first rooms, the museum was opened in an initially modest scale in 1971.

TripAdvisor highlights tiny Golling and has prepared some suggestions on hotels, B&Bs, flights, maps and things to see and do. Seniors, enjoy your visit to Golling.  jeb

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