For over four decades, Saalfelden has, in summer, become the Centre of Jazz music with its international Jazz Festival, which aside from the Salzburg Festival, this event counts as one of Salzburg’s major cultural events. Saalfelden also hosts, along with the neighbouring Leogang, a variety of other high quality cultural events such as the audio tracks at the Asitz, the event series Alm:Kultur on the surrounding mountain pastures, or the successful exhibitions in the Castle Ritzen Museum and in the mining and Gothic Museum in Leogang.
Active Summer Holidays in Saalfelden
The idyllic Lake Ritzensee in the centre of the town is a popular destination for holidaymakers, swimmers, walkers and ice-skaters. The two 18-hole golf courses of Brandlhof and Urslautal meet every requirement a golf fan could have of classic championship courses. And whoever would like even more variety, there are another 15 scenic and challenging golf courses within a radius of 70km. Around 22 Trail Running routes with over 120 kilometres of running as well as 2 high situated routes in Saalfelden Leogang supply the best running experience over hill and dale. Numerous mountain and valley bike paths promise a bike experience close to nature at various levels of difficulty. In the hiking paradise of Saalfelden, summer holidaymakers will find not only marked and well-maintained hiking trails, but also cosy mountain huts and mountain pastures. Climbing fans will find the “Rock Solid” climbing hall in the centre of the city and the Leoganger climbing hall provide great opportunities for climbing and bouldering with countless routes in all degrees of difficulty. A perfect preparation for the “Steinberge” climbing region with 1,000 different routes in the rock.
The diversity of seminar and conference facilities and the distinctive hospitality make Saalfelden an ideal venue for conferences and corporate events. In addition, the small town of Saalfelden has over 140 shops which makes it the largest shopping metropolis in Pinzgau.
Ritzensee Cross-Country Skiing Centre
In winter, the holiday town of Saalfelden is characterised mainly by its competence in the Nordic sector and proves it with such sporting greats as Felix Gottwald and Simon Eder. 150km of cross-country skil trails, perfectly groomed every day, for all levels and every style lead into the neighbouring villages of Maria Alm, Maishofen or in the Biathlon World Cup metropolis of Hochfilzen. In the cross-country skiing centre of Ritzensee, children find the ideal terrain to get to know cross-country skiing on wave runs, bumps and light slopes. In the Felix Gottwald ski jumping stadium in Saalfelden, you can learn Ski-Jumping on different ski jumps both in the summer months and in winter.
The Hinterreit family mountain is the ideal family ski area. Perfectly groomed slopes and modern drag lift facilities guarantee skiing fun for the whole family and there is a practice lift for all beginners, young and old. The FIS training track is also used by ski stars.
For more information, visit the website of Saalfelden Leogang Tourism.