The holiday town of Faistenau is located in the Fuschlsee region of SalzburgerLand, ca. 20 kilometers from the festival city of Salzburg. It lies on a high plateau in the Osterhorn group at 786 meters above sea level.
Faistenau has 2900 residents and scores high points with its perfect setting - lakes, mountains, ski trails and the ski area are all close by, giving guests a sense of delightful seclusion and variety.
Summer and winter in Faistenau
During wintertime in Faistenau, you can go skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and do much, much more. In summer, the surrounding mountains provide a perfect backdrop for extended walks through beautiful countryside. And after a strenuous hike or bike tour, you are certain to regain some, if not all of your strength, at one of our rustic alpine huts.
A special highlight is the 1,000-year-old linden tree, the focal point of the village square and the emblem of this town. This is also the reason why this town is often described as the region's luckiest place.
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A wide selection of hiking paths is certain to get the juices flowing of every true fan of nature and outdoor exercise.
When it comes to ideal opportunities for families with children, the different theme and nature paths such as the Bear Path to the top of the Lidaun and the Fairy-Tale Path on the Schafbachalm are impossible to beat!
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Since the beginning of this successful farmer´s autumn harvest in SalzburgerLand, Faistenau lives this special time of the year with pleasure and dedication. Traditional costumes and handcrafts play a large role. The people of the region are proud to wear their Dirndl dresses and Lederhosen at the many autumn festival events.
The highlight is certainly the Farmer´s Autumn Harvest Festival under the linden tree in Faistenau. Fresh farmhouse doughnuts and regional specialities such as the Faistenauer Schnittkäse cheese of the Klaushofer family can be savoured and of course actively take part in the festivities. Also an interesting feature on the Grögneralm is the making of the headdresses for the cattle before they return from the summer pasture to the village, or the annual Trakei Treff - a meeting of oldtimer tractors.
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The 54-kilometre network of cross-country skiing trails in Faistenau comprises 5 perfectly groomed cross-country skiing runs with difficulty levels ranging from easy to intermediate. Your cross-country skiing expedition starts at the sports ground (cross country skiing stadium) in the village. The trail will take you along the edge of the village to the beautiful Tiefbrunnauer Valley.
In addition to the general cross country skiing runs a special night trail is available. The 5-kilometre Bramsau Trail comprises a classic cross-country skiing run and a skating trail and is illuminated by floodlights from the onset of dusk until 9pm every day.