Carpe Solem Mariapfarr****
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Sun-kissed timeout at 4-star holiday apartments in Lungau

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr ****

The premium holiday apartments of Carpe Solem Mariapfarr **** lie in Mariapfarr – the sunniest town in Austria – in the heart of the Salzburger Lungau region. Aside from the outstanding location, the resort is also popular with guests because it is directly linked to Vital- & Wellnesscenter Samsunn, available free to our guests for 3 hours every day. And barely 100 meters from your holiday apartment in Mariapfarr, the free ski bus will bring you to the nearby ski areas. Further guest perks include the regional guest card along with a conference room.  

Mariapfarr in the Lungau region, Salzburg
4-star apartments
34 - 123 m²
up to 10 people
partly with private infrared sauna or Finnish sauna, direct connection to the Samsunn wellness center (3 hours a day free of charge, naked area)
only 6 km from the ski slope
Lungau Card is included
chargeable parking spaces
charging station for electric vehicles available
free wifi
dogs allowed in some apartments (on request)

High-quality holiday apartments in Mariapfarr in the Salzburger Lungau

These exclusive 4-star holiday apartments in the Lungau are especially tastefully furnished and bookable in 9 different categories. Based on your selection, your apartment in Mariapfarr may also include a private sauna. Furthermore, all kitchens are fully equipped – perfect for an evening spent cooking with family or friends. In some of the holiday apartments, dogs are also allowed by prior arrangement.  

  • Castor: 34 – 47 m2, for up to 4 people
  • Omega: 48 – 64 m2, for up to 4 people, choices include infrared sauna, (garret) balcony
  • Omega Family Top 36: 58 m2, for up to 5 people, terrace
  • Apartment Polaris: 75 – 78 m2, for up to 6 people, terrace
  • Polaris with infrared sauna: 63 – 69 m2, for up to 6 people, terrace
  • Apartment Saturn with walk-through room: 88 – 95 m2, for up to 8 people, terrace
  • Apartment Saturn: 88 – 95 m2, for up to 8 people, terrace
  • Penthouse Sol with sauna: 123 m2, for up to 8 people, terrace
  • Apartment Jupiter: 110 m2, for up to 10 people, two-level, balcony  

Maximum Wellbeing: Holiday apartments in Mariapfarr with wellness area

A genuine highlight of Carpe Solem Mariapfarr **** is the direct link to Vital- & Wellnesscenter Samsunn. There, soothing saunas (nude area), pools and massages promise deep relaxation and long-lasting regeneration. Our guests (ages 14 and up) enjoy free admission for up to 3 hours every day. In summer, the outdoor pool of the Vital- & Wellnesscenter provides an ideal way to cool off on those hot, sunny days. Admission to the outdoor pool is included in the cost of your stay.

Activities in the Salzburger Lungau: from alpine and Nordic skiing, to hiking and biking

The location of your 4-star holiday apartment in Mariapfarr is perfect for a successful skiing holiday in Salzburger Land. Barely 100 meters from the resort, you will be able to board the free ski bus that will bring you to the ski resorts of Fanningberg, Speiereck, Aineck/Katschberg and Obertauern. And with 150 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, the region is also popular with fans of Nordic skiing. In summer, on the other hand, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau encourages active recreation in nature. Awaiting you are an outstanding kilometers-long network of clearly marked hiking paths, 70 traditional mountain huts, and 60 alpine tarns. Yet cyclists, E-bikers and mountain bikers are all drawn to this region as well.  

Cooperation: 10 % discount at Sport Pichler and Sportwerk/Skischule Funny

The finishes touches to your ski holiday here in the Lungau are added by our cooperating partners Sport Pichler and Sportwerk/Skischule Funny. There, you will receive a 10 % discount on purchases as well as ski courses and rental equipment.

Rent a holiday apartment in Mariapfarr with guest card included  

The regional guest card, known as the LungauCard, is automatically included with the booking of your holiday apartment in Mariapfarr. In summer, the guest card comes with an array of benefits such as free admission to outdoor pools and Mauterndorf Castle, as well as free rides up and down the mountains on several lifts in the region. In winter, the LungauCard allows you to use numerous cross-country ski trails. Also included: ice stock, tobogganing and torchlight hikes. You will receive the LungauCard at the reception when you check in. For additional information, please visit

Conferences in Lungau: Seminar room for companies

Are you planning a conference, a seminar or a presentation, and you are looking for the perfect location? In that case, book our conference room. It provides plenty of space for up to 20 people. Feel free to contact us for additional information and booking enquiries.  

The location of our 4-star holiday apartment in Mariapfarr/Lungau

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr **** lies in the heart of Mariapfarr, the sunniest community in all of Austria.

  • Nearest railway station: Tamsweg (6.5 km)
  • Nearest supermarket: ADEG Mariapfarr (200 m)
  • Nearest airport: Salzburg (120 km)
  • Ski pistes: Fanningberg (6 km), Grosseck-Speiereck (6.5 km), Aineck/Katschberg (20 km), Obertauern (24 km)
  • Hikes: from right outside the front door

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr****
- Categories


Apartment Castor
34 - 47
Apartment Omega
48 - 64
Apartment Omega Family Top 36
Apartment Polaris
75 - 78
Apartment Polaris with IR-Sauna
63 - 69
Apartment Saturn with bunk bed
88 - 95
Apartment Saturn
88 - 95
Penthouse Sol with sauna
Apartment Jupiter

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr****
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Region - Lungau

Winter holidays in Salzburger Lungau

Ski holidays in Lungau

Here, you are definitely spoiled for choices: Fanningberg Family Mountain (ca. 6 km), Aineck (Katschberg) (ca. 15 km), the Grosseck - Speiereck ski area (ca. 7 km) or perhaps legendary Obertauern (ca. 24 km)? All these ski areas are less than a 25-minute drive from your apartment at Carpe Solem Mariapfarr. The ski bus to the Fanningberg, with its 30 piste kilometers, as well as other ski regions stops just 100 m from the resort and is free for our guests to use.

Cross-country, ski tours and winter hiking

Away from the popular pistes, too, you will be able to experience the beautiful side of winter during your winter holidays in Mariapfarr. 150 kilometers of cross-country trails and marked winter hiking paths draw you out into the fresh Lungau air. With snowshoes on their feet, individualists trudge out across the deep snow, while ski tourers are happy to accept the challenges of an arduous climb in exchange for the breathtaking downhill ride to come.

Sleigh rides and sledding hills

Also marvelous: enjoying the winter countryside bundled up under a wooden blanket in the back of a sleigh, or perhaps zooming down the Fanningberg on sleds with your whole family

Guest card – LungauCard

The winter LungauCard is included in the price for guests staying with us between 1 December and Easter. This guest card offers many advantages such as free use of the cross-country ski trail, discounts of as much as 50% on admissions to various attractions, discounted lift rides in the surrounding ski areas etc.

Summer holidays in Salzburger Lungau

Hiking, Nordic Walking, theme paths and biking

Become grounded, rediscover your true self and a sense of peace. Here, it has never been easier: In Mariapfarr, the sunshine longer than anywhere else in Austria, the air is fresh, the selection of hiking opportunities surrounding the Carpe Solem in Salzburger Lungau is enormous. And after an active day in Salzburger Land, you will be able to relax completely in your fully equipped “holiday home”.

The trail network is clearly marked. 70 mountain huts invite you to stop in for refreshments. 60 clear mountain tarns are waiting for hikers to discover – led by one of Lungau’s outstanding hiking guides, if you prefer. Whether you walk barefoot through the forest and breathe in the cool forest air, treat your feet to icy-cold refreshment in a mountain lake or prefer to explore the mountains with the help of the lifts: Your hiking holiday will have long-lasting benefits, as you will quickly find out for yourself…

How apropos: You can set out on the pram-friendly, 4 km-long “Sun Theme Path” directly from the Carpe Solem. 9 info boards share fascinating insights with you about the solar system. Though that is only one of numerous intriguing theme paths in Lungau: including the “Pathway of the Senses”, “Power of Silent Waters”, the “Moor Path” on Prebersee and even a “Bee Path”. Mariapfarr also boasts Austria’s biggest network of Nordic-walking paths: 15 routes and 120 kilometers of clearly marked trails are waiting for you essentially right outside your front door!

Cycling, mountain biking & E-biking

Lungau is the highest E-biking region in Austria and a popular destination for bikers of every kind – whether laid-back cyclist or intrepid mountain biker – here in beautiful Salzburger Land. You might wish to pedal along part of the Murradweg, head to a mountain hut, or even push yourself to the limit on the “Lungau Extrem Tour”.

Summer lifts

With practically no effort at all, fans of the mountains can hop on the lifts and float up to elevations above 2000 m – and thanks to the Lungau Card, which is automatically included with your summer holiday at Carpe Solem Mariapfarr, it won’t cost you one cent extra! Fanningberg, Speiereck, Grosseckbahn and Katschbergbahn are popular excursion destinations for the whole family.

Summer holidays inkluding Lungau Card

Our gift to you! The summer Lungau Card is automatically included in the cost of your stay between the end of May and the end of October. Card partners include outdoor pools in the region, mountain lifts, the Mariapfarr Dampferl steam train and the Choo-Choo Train, SMARTY Land, Outdoorparc Mariapfarr as well as the Parish & Pilgrimage Museum. And at many other attractions in the Lungau region, thanks to the Lungau Card you will receive discounts as much as 50%.

Lungau Katschberg Golf Club

Tee off at 1050 m above sea level. Due to its extraordinary setting, this 18-hole championship course with driving range and a big practice area is one of the most beautiful and most challenging golf courses in Salzburger Land. This golf course lies approximately 14 km from your holiday resort.

Pilgrimage destination, castles and palaces

In addition to magnificent nature, Salzburger Lungau is also a cultural and spiritual mecca. This includes castles and palaces that transport you back to the Middle Ages, numerous impressive (pilgrimage) churches and museums, as well as places of astonishing power that give you an opportunity to “recharge your batteries” and refocus on the essentials.

Our excursion tips

Tip 1: Pilgrimage Site Mariapfarr

A visit to the pilgrimage Church of Our Lady and the Pilgrimage and Silent Night Museum in Mariapfarr is almost obligatory during any holiday spent in Lungau. And not just because it lies directly across from Carpe Solem Mariapfarr. Mariapfarr is actually the original Lungau parish and has been one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Austria for centuries. A museum was established at the parsonage in 2002, now home to the magnificent treasures of the basilica, including a silver reliquary altar from 1443. A section of the museum is dedicated to Joseph Mohr, the man who penned the words to the world’s most famous Christmas song. He served as assistant priest in Mariapfarr from 1815 to 1817, and it was indeed here that he wrote “Silent Night!”. The melody is by Franz Xaver Gruber.

Tip 2: Preber See

Legendary Lake Prebersee lies at the foot of the 2740 m-high Preber, roughly a 20-minute drive from your apartment in Mariapfarr. In winter, you can glide along the cross-country ski trail, show off your prowess at “ice stock” or zoom down the hillsides on sleds. Things take a more tranquil and reflective turn in Advent season, when the Ludlalm invites you to join them for Mountain Christmas.

In summer, the Moor Path is a particularly rewarding destination. It is an easy 45-minute stroll and even suitable for prams. Afterwards, youngsters can let off some steam at the adventure playground next to the Ludlalm, while you sample a plate of Lungauer Rahmkoch or Kaiserschmarrn-style pancakes. If you happen to spend your holiday here with us in Mariapfarr in August, there is a special event you simply have to see: the legendary “Prebersee Shoot”. Some 200 marksmen and -women with small-caliber rifles try to hit a target set up 120 m away. What makes this challenge so unique is the fact that they aren’t allowed to shoot directly at the target, instead attempting to get the bullet to ricochet accurately of the surface of the lake!

Tip 3: Weisspriach and Longa

Lungau boasts 60 alpine tarns. And most of those are in the region of Weisspriach, approximately a 7-minute drive from the Carpe Solem. In Upper Weisspriachtal, which is reachable via a toll road or on the valley bus from the Dicktlerhütte car park, you are greeted by an incredibly beautiful hiking area. A little piece of paradise with an array of mountain huts. The crystal-clear River Longa makes a serpentine track from the 1700 m-high Wirpitschsee, dropping in stages down to the valley, and flowing amid lush alpine meadows. Austrian TV viewers actually chose Weisspriachtal and the Longa as the most beautiful place in Salzburg back in 2015. While the Longa truly is enchanting (as well as a great place to go fly fishing and swimming) - you should definitely keep your eyes peeled! On occasion, the very rare Violet Copper butterfly might well indeed flutter by.

Tip 4: Burg Mauterndorf

The fortified tower of the former summer residence of Salzburg’s prince-archbishops is 44 m tall. It treats visitors to beautiful views of Mauterndorf and the surrounding mountains. Burg Mauterndorf is approximately 7 km from Carpe Solem and a great excursion destination for everybody in your family. On the big Knights’ Playground, young lords and ladies of the castle will be able to work off their youthful energy and let their imaginations run wild, too. With your Lungau Card, admission is free for your whole family.

Tip 5: Culinary Tips

Dining opportunities aren’t in short supply in Lungau either. And it isn’t just our own Restaurant Thomal at the Carpe Solem that promises a delectable experience. Let me quickly share a few culinary tips of my own with you: the Eachtling, for example. This name refers to a very special potato variety, a potato that has brought our region quite some recognition over the years. Also rewarding: a visit to Confiserie Hochleitner in Tamsweg and Trausners Genusswerkstatt in Mauterndorf. Though they are but 2 of the 300 extraordinary gourmet addresses you can discover along the 9 culinary pathways of the Via Culinaria in Salzburger Land. But if you are still of the opinion that homemade always tastes best, we suggest booking one of the popular bread baking courses with blogger Christina Bauer in Göriach.

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Carpe Solem Mariapfarr
Pfarrstraße 15
A-5571 Mariapfarr

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr
Pfarrstraße 15
A-5571 Mariapfarr


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