Whoever doesn’t pay a visit to the Lammer Gorge when on holiday in Scheffau, has not properly gotten to know the place. Since 1884, the so-called Lammer furnaces have been open to visitors. Well secured bridges lead the way along steep rock faces over the thundering waters of the impressive gorge.
But also away from the gorge, the clear waters of the Lammer and its side streams are omnipresent in Scheffau. Such as when cycling along the Lammer Bike & Hike trail, on a guided canoeing or rafting tour, or in the form of spectacular waterfalls. The Winnerfall is particularly impressive – in a powerful spray, the water pours from a cave down into the depths.
Additionally, there is one more feature around the wet element in Scheffau: the old mill and the marble ball mill. The historical wheat mill dates from the 17th Century and is still in operation on Sundays and public holidays. Right next to it stands the faithfully reconstructed marble ball mill. The production of marbles used to be a side-line for farmers and these marble balls were delivered throughout the whole world as a Salzburg speciality.
Insider’s Tip: Whoever wants to take home a special souvenir, can find loving artworks made of wood and marble, such as aforementioned marbles, in the HerzArt workshop of Petra Bammer.
The Scheffauer Winter World you can also really enjoy. Cleared winter hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, the nearby Dachstein-West ski area and finally the family friendly Bachrain mini ski area are insider’s tips.