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Holidays in the picturesque villages of the Salzburger Lungau

In the sunny southern region of Salzburg

The 8 idyllic towns which form part of the Salzburger Lungau, Göriach, Lessach, Mariapfarr, Mauterndorf, St. Andrä, Tamsweg and Weisspriach, lie circa 120km south of the city of Salzburg. Nesteled in picturesque mountain and valley landscapes. Here surrounded by unspoilt nature, each season offers a rich variety of Austrian holiday experiences, allowing you to recharge and get in touch with nature.

Whether you are traveling as a family with children, a group of friends or as a couple,the holiday region of the Salzburg Lungau offers the choice of vacations to fulfil you wishes. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking and E biking, riding , archery and flyfishing, are just some of the many activities to enjoy in the Summer.

In Winter Skiing and boarding pistes ranging from 1100 to 2400 m ensure perfect conditions for every level. There are many  activities besides Alpine skiing on offer: Cross country skiing, Biathlon, Horse sleding, sleding, and much more…

The many hosts in the Salzburg Lungau region pride themselves on helping their guests get the most out of their time here, and to give them a sense of wellbeing, in the sunny south of Salzburg.


The village of Goriach is a ‘must see’ in your time in Lungau. With about 370 inhabitiants, the famous Huttendorf at 1200 m above sea level is very well known as an exceptional beauty spot. This Alpine location is especially worth noting for its easy access for young and senior making it a favorite location for walking/hiking and mountain touring. In Winter there are winter walks, cross country skiing, sleding, ski touring and sking, for your pleasure.

Mauterndorf village center with view to the castle Mauterndorf


The market village of Mauterndorf lies at the foot of the Speiereck and Grosseck adventure mountain at 1.100 m above sea level, in Salzburgs Lungau region. Already at a distance on approach you will see the emblem of Mauterndorf, the Mauterndorf castle, an imposing monument, dating from the Middle Ages.

The castle is an intergral part of the sightseeing package, "the 3 adventure" which includes also a ride on the highest Alpine steam train, andan outing on the adventure mountain Speiereck/Grosseck.

View in the summer time to Mariapfarr


The village of Mariapfarr is just 6 km from Mauterndorf also at 1.100 m above sea level. It is valued as having the longest sunshine hours per year in Austria - hence its position in the Sunny south of Salzburg. The high altiude and exeptional landscapes in this mountain region are the reason it has a reputation as an area for recovery, healing and regeneration.

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Accomodation of the holiday regions of Mauterndorf and Mariapfarr

Are you looking for a well appointed hotel in the province of Salzburg, a friendly B & B, a spacious holiday apartment, or a holiday in an artisan farm homestay

Hiking  in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr in Salzburger Lungau

Hiking & Climbing

Numerous hiking trails on the Fanningberg and on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck invite you to varied tours in the Lungau mountains. The well-marked network of hiking trails ranges from easy hikes that can be tackled with strollers or smaller children to demanding tours. There are also numerous theme trails and nature trails, which provide a change for small and large hikers. The alpine huts invite you to take a break with home-made delicacies and take care of your physical well-being.
Samson figures in the Lungau area

Samson figure

The samson figure has been historically documented in the Lungau since 1635 and symbolizes an Old Testament figure with superhuman strength, a strength seated in this long hair. He respresents the battle against the Pilistines, having killed 1.000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass at Lehi. Most of the Samson figures carry such a jawbone as a symbol of strength.

Numerous bike paths and mountain bike tours await you in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr

Bicycle tours & Mountainbiking

 Wheter you want to enjoy cycling through nature with your family, want to explore the Salzburger Lungau with the e-bike electronically or are looking for challenging mountain bike tours in the mountains around Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr - here you are. Even the 365 km  long Murradweg runs through the Lungau. If you want to be more comfortable choose one of  the numerous cycle paths in the Lungau side valleys. The perfect service around the bike is also taken care of from e-bike charging stations to bike rental and repair service

Holidays in Mauterndorf & Mariapfarr for horse lovers

For horse lovers

For horse lovers Mariapfarr is a perfect destination. An extensive and far reaching network of riding tracks offer a rich variety of rides for all levels of horemanship. Local Haflinger horses are often used and are perfectly suited to the terrain. Spectacular scenery, like along the river Longa, in the Weisspriach valley, give you the feeling of riding through a landscape of immense natural beauty where time has stood still. Mariapfarr offers packages and beginners lessons and courses. organised treks, and horse drawn carriage rides, through the beautiful scenery of the Lungau

Flyfsihing in Salzburger Lungau

Angeling & flyfishing

The Longa river in the pristine Weisspriach valley offers and ideal location for angling and flyfishing. The ice clear mountain spring water is home to fresh water trout, Saibline and Aschen fish. What could be more pleasent than to spend a hot Summers day fishing, these pristine waters and  cooking the fish you have caught for dinner, (or allowing your hosts to cook it for you)? You can rent fishing kit in Mariapfarr and maybe your host will let you know their favorite fishing spots.

Swimming pool in Mauterndorf - free of charge with the  LungauCard


One card, five months, countless possibilities.
With the LungauCard, a huge variety of all-inclusive and discounted activites are awaiting you and your loved ones in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr and also in the whole Lungau area.

 And the best thing is: during your holiday in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr the LungauCard is included. Trip to the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, entrance for the castle Mauterndorf, cool off on hot days for free in the swimming pool or visit with the whole family the Outdoorparc Lungau with zipplines, climbing wall, water sports and much more.


on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, family mountain Fanningberg and Aineck-Katschberg

Experience skiing fun from 1,100 to 2,400 meters above sea level! The ski region Lungau includes the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, the Katschberg and Fanninberg. The ski region presents itself snow-sure and is considered particularly sunny. Delightful downhills are available here as well as demanding ski slopes - of course, everything is well prepared and equipped with modern lifts. Even ski tourers and variant riders will find excellent conditions and wonderful deep snow slopes with the finest powder snow.


 panoramic map in the skiregion LUNGO

Unlimited skiing fun

The ski ticket LUNGO promises 300 km of slopes. 67 lifts and unlimited ski fun. With this ski pass, the Grosseck-Speiereck, Fanningberg, Katschberg-Aineck and Obertauern ski areas are open to you. In addition, you can use the Lungau clock bus for free during the operating hours, e.g. also for cross-country skiing or shopping! The LUNGO ski pass is available at all ticket offices in the Lungau ski areas and in Obertauern.


Cross-country skiing in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr

Cross-country skiing

Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr promises the cditions for all friends of Nordic skiing: well-groomed cross-country ski trails and skating trails await you in Salzburger Lungau. Cross-country ski center Mariapfarr offers snow-covered cross-country trails - including the only snow-covered high-altitude trail in the Lungau - as well as natural snow tracks and a daily illuminated 800 m long loop. Guests from Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr use this cross-country skiing offer for free. You can also try the Laser Biathlon, where calmness and skill are needed.
Fun by snowshoeing on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck

Winter aktiv

The holiday region Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr presents itself diversified and diversified even off the ski slopes and cross-country trails. Tobogganing, snowshoeing, curling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating or winter hiking are just a few of the many winter activities offered in the sunny south of Salzburg. Enjoy the wintry atmosphere far away from the hectic everyday life and the bustle of other Austrian ski resorts.

LungauCard Winter

A bonuscard for your winter holiday

During winter season, you can look forward to great bargoins for the whole family. For example tickets for local buses just € 1, 15 % pff tje toclet tp ;aitermdprf Castle, Grosseck-Speiereck lift rides and the BadeInsel (indoor swimmingpool), free use of the entire Lungau XC trail network, ice stock & sled run in Mariapfarr as well as the ice rink in Mauterndorf, numerous discounts and much more.

 AGBS Winterbonuscard


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