Salzburger Saalachtal

4 Locations one region
4 Locations one region

The Reiter Alpe in the north, the Steinerne Meer in the east, the Kitzbühel Alps in the south and the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge in the west: These are really good views for the most beautiful days of the year!

The Reiter Alpe in the north, the Steinerne Meer in the east, the Kitzbühel Alps in the south and the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge in the west: These are really good views for the most beautiful days of the year!

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Salzburg’s Saalachtal valley captivates holidaymakers in summer and winter alike with its attractive and active offers in the countryside – and the region around Lofer, St. Martin, Unken and Weißbach, with its deep gorges and wild rivers, is anything but a still water among Alpine holiday destinations. In fact, the Salzburger Saalachtal has become a passion for all those nature lovers who enjoy being active. Whether e-biking, experiencing the wild water up close, exploring the slopes in the alpine world of Lofer and the Heutal in Unken while skiing, or simply spending time with the family and taking leisurely tours, everyone will find something to suit them here.

In the Salzburger Saalachtal, traditions are not just a matter of the past, they are part of daily life and local culture. From the music festival „carving, ziachn & zithern“ in spring, to the hike „Stoabergmarsch“ in June, or the Bauernherbst from the end of August to the Bergweihnacht in December, there are many events, large and small, taking place all year round. In addition, the TEH Association offers seminars on old practices and traditions around alpine herbs, where you can learn a lot about them and also learn about them.

The holiday region in the border triangle of Salzburg, Tyrol and Bavaria is also the ideal starting point for numerous excursions in the surrounding area. Holders of the Salzburg Saalachtal Card receive discounts of varying amounts from selected regional partners.

Biking in Salzburger Saalachtal

For those who prefer to discover the mountains and valleys on two wheels, they will also find the ideal conditions in the Salzburger Saalach Valley. In addition to numerous opportunities to let off steam with a mountain bike, utmost importance is especially placed on the E-bike subject, in complete harmony with Nature. 80 E-bike rentals and 21 charging stations distributed across the region, along with the bike-friendly accommodation, easy bike transport with the Lofer Mountain cable cars, organised bike tours and above all the 480 kilometres of signposted bike routes ensure that everyone gets their money’s worth here – from the pleasure cyclist to the ambitious sport cyclists.

Wild waters

You can experience the irrepressible power of water up close in Salzburg’s Saalachtal valley on sporty kayaking and rafting trips. At the Lofer-Rodeo every year the kayak and SUP professionals show their skills on the wild rapids of the Saalach. Families enjoy the wild bathing spots on the Saalach and in the idyllic natural swimming area Vorderkaser, dare to make their first attempts at standup paddling high up on the Loferer Alm in the wild waters of the Saalach or join an adventurous canyoning tour.

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In the hiking paradise of Salzburger Saalachtal, experienced mountaineers and also ambitious walkers will find Salzburg’s most beautiful hiking and walking trails right outside the front door. On the partly wooded rear and the partly craggy peaks of the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberger, breathtaking views and a fascinating flora and fauna await. Rustic alpine pastures invite you to enjoy a hearty piece of Pinzgauer beer cheese and the hospitality of the Saalach Valley hut landlords. Nordic walkers and runners can exercise on 16 different tracks over a total of 110 kilometres.


Wintertime in Salzburger Saalachtal

Salzburger Saalachtal is the most family-friendly ski area in Austria and has already received the ‘Skitest Award’ in this category several times. Wide and clearly arranged ski runs, child-friendly lifts and inexpensive family ski passes make the two ski areas Almenwelt Lofer and Heutal Unken the perfect ski resort for families, beginners and those returning to skiing. A 140-metre long, roofed magic carpet in the Kinderland awaits the smallest ski dwarves, which will take the kids up to the top as a convenient lift. For young skiers and snowboarders the Lofi Funline creates exciting adventure rides. Off-piste, the circular hiking trails in the Lofer alpine world, the snowshoe hikes in the Weißbach Nature Park and the toboggan run in the Heutal valley provide variety.
A special highlight for cross-country skiers are the trails in the Heutal, situated at 1000 metres altitude, or in the Almenwelt Lofer. The Heutal in Unken is also a true paradise for ski tourers. An insider tip during the Advent season is the small but fine Bergweihnacht – a  Christmas market at Maria Kirchental, which takes place on two weekends in December.



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Salzburger Saalachtal Tourist Office
+43 6588 8321
Nr. 310
5090 Lofer
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