Whoever visits Mariapfarr in the summer months has the ultimate choice: scenic mountain tours for every taste waiting to be tried out. The packages are particularly popular, such as the “Uphill & Downhill Pleasure Hiking” Package. Also for bikers, there are brilliant tours in the immediate vicinity. There is a lot to discover in the UNESCO Biosphere Park Salzburger Lungau!
In winter, the stunning slopes of the nearby Fanningberg, Großeck-Speiereck, Katschberg-Aineck, and Obertauern ski areas offer everything a skier’s heart could wish for. Snowboarders also get their money’s worth, of course. Cross-country skiing fans are also well looked after with the freshly groomed cross-country trails. The cross-country skiing centre of Mariapfarr-Lignitztal has the first snow-covered trail in Lungau. Guided ski tours and snowshoe hikes entice you into the most beautiful places in the deep snow-covered winter landscape.
Place of pilgrimage and Silent Night town of Mariapfarr
The so-called mother church, the Church of Mariapfarr, was already mentioned in the year 923. Over the centuries, the church was extended again and again in different architectural styles. Even today, there are testimonies from different style periods, such as e.g. the Romanesque frescoes. In the historical premises of the old vicarage you will find the parish, place of pilgrimage and the Silent Night Museum. Precious exhibits, a documentary about Joseph Mohr and a Nativity scene with figures from the 18th century can be seen here. Did you know that Joseph Mohr wrote the lyrics to the famous Christmas Carol “Silent night, Holy Night” in Mariapfarr in 1816?