Holidays in Salzburger Land: impressive, active & sporty
Salzburger Land is rich in superlatives. Here, you will find Europe’s highest waterfalls, the world’s biggest ice cave, numerous peaks above 3600 meters, and probably one of the most beautiful scenic roads in Central Europe. No wonder that this province is such a popular venue for sporting events. And since the climate here is quite moderate, a visit to Salzburger Land is rewarding year-round. Due to its extraordinary landscapes, it is also an El Dorado for alpine and Nordic skiers as well as bikers. In other words, perfect conditions for a successful active vacation, don’t you think?
Active Holidays in Salzburger Land
- Highest mountain: Grossvenediger (elev. 3,666 m)
- Ski pistes: 1,915 km
- Cross-country ski trails: 2,200 km
- Hiking paths: 7,200 km
- Bike paths: 7,000 km
- Swimming lakes: 28
Holiday Homes & Chalets in Salzburger Land
Mountains and nature as far as the eye can see – at Alpendorf Dachstein West in Lammertal, you can confidently leave the daily routine far behind. A total of 92 holiday homes in various categories greet our guests. Amenities include a public wellness area as well as spacious holiday homes with Finnish sauna close to the piste. The resort was awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval in May 2022 and is thus a certified hiking establishment. In the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region, on the other hand, you will discover Tauernlodges Uttendorf. With modern décor and private Finnish sauna, you are certain to feel gloriously at ease in the chalets. Meanwhile, the Uttendorf swimming lake is only a few minutes away. In winter, the surrounding region is transformed into a veritable skiing paradise.
Holiday Apartments in Salzburger Land
Our holiday apartments in Salzburger Land were created for relaxing holidays enjoyed with the whole family. That includes our 4-star apartment resort Carpe Solem Mariapfarr in the sunny Lungau region. The premium holiday apartments, direct access to Vital- & WellnessCenter Samsunn as well as the top location are quite beyond compare in the region. That also goes for Carpe Solem Rauris with ski-in/ski-out and a 1000 m2 wellness area. It combines the flexibility and independence of a holiday apartment with the comforts and exclusivity of a hotel. Just a few kilometers from Zell am See, Tauernsuites Mitterwirt greet you with modern, Alpine-style holiday apartments and a wellness area for a total pampering. At Tauernresidence Radstadt in Pongau, you will spend your holidays in the midst of the Ski amadé ski area. The bright holiday apartments are further enhanced by an outdoor pool and indoor wellness area.
Culinary Highlights during a Salzburg Holiday
Even though our holiday homes, chalets and holiday apartments in Salzburger Land are fully equipped, you should definitely not overlook the incredible array of delectable regional specialties. And to kick them up an extra notch, all it takes is some local butter or cheese, as is the case with Pongau- and Pinzgau-style Kaspressknödel and Kasnocken. Potato dishes and Bosna sausage are likewise in high demand, as is the beer, a beverage that is popularly brewed, drunk and even eaten here in Salzburg. Best-known are Salzburg beer soup and Salzburg “beer meat” with dumplings. For dessert, we recommend a plate of Salzburger Nockerl.
Sightseeing Attractions in Salzburger Land
One of the most popular excursion destinations in Salzburger Land is the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. This 48 km long scenic road takes you across the Alps at the foot of the imposing Grossglockner, at over 2500 meters above sea level. Likewise an absolute must during your stay at a holiday home in Salzburger Land: Hohe Tauern National Park. The biggest nature sanctuary in the Alps is characterized by untouched nature whilst providing a home to more than 15,000 animal species. Here, you will also encounter the famous Krimml Waterfalls. Salzburger Land is likewise home to the World of Ice Giants, which is the world’s biggest ice cave. For a more historical flavor, we suggest Museum of the Celts Hallein as well as the countless castles scattered throughout the province. If you have time to spare, a day trip to Salzburg City will be incredibly rewarding, of course.
Annual Events in Salzburger Land
Salzburger Land is host to an array of prestigious sporting events. In summer, the Ironman in Zell am See – Kaprun pushes participants to incredible heights of performance. Cross-country skiers, on the other hand, are certain to be enthralled by the Adidas Infinite Trails World Championship in Gasteinertal and the “Mozart 100-Lauf”. For cyclists and mountain bikers, the Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon and the Out of Bounds Festival in Leogang are a sight for sore eyes. In winter, numerous attendees cheer on their favorites at the final of the Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen. The same goes, of course, for the FIS Women’s Night Slalom in Flachau, during the FIS Ski World Cup Downhill & Super-G in Zauchensee and the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Bad Gastein.