Collecting altitude metres in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region

9 Influencer tips for a real outdoor experience

In the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region you can experience pure natural diversity in just one day. Breathe in fresh air in the pine forest, climb a glacier at over 3,000 metres and hike through idyllic valleys. Under the "Hohe Tauern-Challenge" motto, a group of influencers spent several days on a high-altitude tour in the region and ended their stay with a special highlight - the ascent of the Großvenediger at 3,666 m, the highest mountain in the state of Salzburg. And these are their tips for an adventure in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region.

#1 Take a mountain tour in the certified hiking region Piesendorf-Niedernsill

Hiking is a blogger’s pleasure. The first stop in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region leads the influencers to Piesendorf-Niedernsill. From there they head up to the Hochsonnbergalm, where a traditional Alpine snack (Almjause) and the obligatory hiking schnapps await the troupe. The next altitude metres are collected during a hike to the Maurerkogel (2,074 m) where they enjoy the panorama, while the high fog passes by. Simply wonderful!

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Hike to the Maurerkogel in Piesendorf

#2 A stay in the Pinzgauer Hut

An extended hike naturally includes a corresponding stopover. This is where the blogger group stays in the Pinzgauer Hut on the Schmittenhöhe, which includes a view of the Kitzsteinhorn and the Grossglockner. This rustic hut offers not only a large terrace and tasty delicacies, but also overnight accommodation for hikers. Here, you can even enjoy electricity and hot water! And so the first day ends for the bloggers with a roast, dumplings and Kaiserschmarrn as well as hearty music at the Pinzgauer Hut. Yess!

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Pinzgauer Hut

#3 Explore the Rauris Primeval Forest

The next station leads the influencers to neighbouring Rauris. This town is mainly known for its natural jewel, the Rauris Primeval Forest. This is quite unique in SalzburgerLand. This unspoilt little part of the world can grow at its own pace. It is monitored by National Park Rangers who, if need be, intervene very gently. The blogger group wanders past ancient pools, lush green meadows and fragrant moss. With each step deeper into the forest, the mobile phone reception gets worse until everything concentrates entirely on the surrounding nature.

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Mystical atmosphere in the Rauris Primeval Forest

#4 Try a farmer’s doughnut on the Gainschniggalm

Where the Rauris Primeval Forest ends, the influencers find themselves in the valley of Kolm Saigurn. There lies the small, but fine Gainschniggalm. The alpine farmers Sophie and Sepp Ennsmann spend every summer up in the mountains, taking care of their cattle and providing guests with delicacies. Here, for example, butter, bacon, cheese and Schnapps are all homemade. Tip: The farmer’s doughnuts are a must and are somewhat famous in the region. You absolutely must try them!

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Gainschniggalm in the Rauris Primeval Forest

#5 Experience history up close in the Rauriser Tauern House

At the end of the picturesque Seidlwinkl Valley, and far away from the hustle and bustle and mobile phone reception, is the historic Rauriser Tauern House. This building has stood since the 15th century and is almost completely independent of electricity and running water. But don’t worry, because the lively landlady here cooks on the fire stove delicacies such as Kasnockn, Pinzgauer meat doughnuts, cheese dumplings, homemade Schnapps and more for her guests. What is also fascinating is the furniture in the warm parlour, on which people have been immortalised over the last centuries. The oldest date the bloggers find dates back to 1625.

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Historic: The Rauriser Tauern House

#6 See birds of prey up close

With the Rauriser Hochalm cable car, the bloggers head to the middle station, where they grab prospecting pans and try their luck at gold prospecting. And behold, a small yield appears for everyone. Afterwards, they head up one station higher to the Hochalm, where you can already hear the calls of the birds of prey. Here, an impressive birds of prey show will take place shortly, in which the birds fly really close to you during one part. A white owl, a falcon and a golden eagle, the king of the mountains, can be admired here live and in full colour.

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Birds of Prey Show in Rauris

#7 Explore the Wildkogel Arena

Long-distance hiking, mountain cart riding, having fun on the forest slide path. The Wildkogel Arena in Neukirchen and Bramberg not only offers a lot of leisure activities, but also takes the bloggers a big step closer to their goal – the Großvenediger is within sight. But beforehand, the Wildkogel Arena is explored and the fresh mountain air is enjoyed. It’s not just hikers who can let off steam here, as some bike trails also provide moments of happiness on two wheels. This is a great place to stay!

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Wildkogel Arena

#8 Collect altitude metres in the picturesque Obersulzbach Valley

Across the Obersulzbach Valley, where green alpine pastures, rushing streams and majestic mountain peaks compete for the title of the most beautiful natural spectacle, the path also leads to the highest peak in the state of Salzburg, the Großvenediger. The bloggers cover about 600 metres of altitude across the valley, where an impressive 3,000-metre peak sits majestically next to them. The first stage is complete and the accommodation for tonight, the Kürsinger Hut at 2,558 metres, is reached. This is also the starting point tomorrow for the last few metres to the summit of the Großvenediger.

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Picturesque Obersulzbach Valley

#9 Climbing a 3,000 metre peak

The Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region offers many glaciers and 3,000 metre peaks which are perfect for that special kind of summit victory. The Große Geiger, the Kleinvenediger, the Maurerkeesköpfe and of course, the Großvenediger are all just some examples. A tour of such a big mountain requires at least a certain level of experience in the mountains, a head for heights and sure-footedness. Equipped with headlamps, crampons and climbing harnesses, the blogger group starts in the early morning hours in the direction of the Großvenediger. Under the guidance of a mountain guide, the rope team heads up past crevasses, through the snow and into icy cold winds. About 4.5 hours later, amid feelings of pure happiness, their goal is reached!

© SalzburgerLand Tourism, Fräulein Flora – Summit victory on the Großvenediger


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