Healthy couple jogging through winter landscape
© SalzburgerLand Tourismus - Winter jog

Fitness and Sports Offers

Fitness arena in Salzburg’s mountain world

There is often not enough chance to keep fit in daily life. However, on a holiday in SalzburgerLand whoever breathes the fresh Alpine air and feels the pleasant, almost allergen-free climate, comes almost by them-self into movement. And the best part: just a simple walk in the high altitude is already doing something for your health. The main thing is to get out in the fresh air, because it contains less oxygen in the mountains. Your heart and circulation are therefore automatically more challenged.

And movement has also plenty of other positive effects. It supports metabolism and thus the burning of fat, stabilises bone structure, stimulates the muscles and can affect positive mental balance. “Movement also reduces the probability to get diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease”, says Prof. Dr. Josef Niebauer from the University Institute of Rehabilitative and Preventative Sports Medicine of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.

The wide range of sporting activities available in SalzburgerLand makes it particularly easy to get in motion – no matter whether in summer or in winter. “It’s important however that visitors do not overstrain themselves,” says Prof. Dr. Niebauer. “Annoying muscle cramp can be best avoided if you slowly increase your activity: first snow-shoe hiking, then some cross-country skiing and as the highlight Alpine Skiing.” For those who can wait to get onto the mountain, regular breaks help deal with the unfamiliar burden.”

The following partners support you in your fitness

When selecting your desired activities, you are supported by the qualified staff of hotels and spas in the “SalzburgerLand Alpine health region”.

Bad Hofgastein Alpine Spa

Whether you’re a sporting beginner or wanting to explore your fitness limits, the sports world of the Alpine Spa Gastein offers customised programs for everyone. A tailor-made sports and fitness program is just one of the many offerings at this spa with a connected modern fitness centre. Guests are individually supported by highly trained coaches.

Luftbildaufnahme der Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein© Bad Hofgastein Alpine Spa – wellness at its best

Zell am See-Kaprun

Crystal-clear water, icy glacier, fresh mountain air, endless views and unspoilt nature – these are the ingredients for a relaxing holiday for health and soul. In the varied landscape of glaciers, mountains and the lake in Zell am See-Kaprun one can get in motion – or also sometimes reduce the pace and let the clock tick more slowly. Good health often starts with the physical and emotional well-being, and a place where one simply feels: “It’s good for me here!” Zell am See-Kaprun is so varied in its landscape, and therefore also as varied in these places which are true energy recharge stations for both body and mind. Thus, it does not matter whether you would rather actively relax with biking, hiking, golfing, or water sports, or if you rather enjoy the sweet doing nothing against the beautiful backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Guests can relax in the 4* Superior Hotel in the 20,000-square-metre water and wellness world in the Tauern Spa, as well as in the Alpenhaus Kaprun and Hotel Active by Leitner’s hotels which are specialised in health”.

Der Zellersee im Sommer vom Berg aus gesehen© Zell am See-Kaprun – picturesque Zeller Lake

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