Situated at 633 metres above sea level, Saint Martin near Lofer promises mountain flair that you can discover on a hike. On the way up you shouldn’t miss a break at the pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental. Whether in the valley or on the way to the peaks of the Lofer Steinberge, everyone will find a moving offer for sporting activities and relaxation in pilgrimage and Kneipp cure, hiking and mountaineering, climbing or mountain biking. On hot days, the Vorderkaser natural swimming area attracts visitors with its cool bathing lakes and play facilities for the whole family. Who is the captain on one of the wooden rafts, who builds the highest stone man on one of the gravel banks in the middle of the river and who even dares to jump into the cool water? On the Stone Age Adventure Trail, which leads along the natural bathing area to the Vorderkaserklamm gorge, you not only learn interesting things from the Stone Age, children can really let off steam on 6 play stations. At the end of the adventure trail you can also visit the Vorderkaserklamm, one of the most beautiful natural forces of the Salzburg Saalach Valley. Also very impressive, also one of these forces and not depending on the weather, is the Lamprechtshöhle, not far from the entrance to the gorge. With its 35 kilometres it is the longest passage cave in the world and a guided tour with one of the guides will let you dive into a completely different world.
In winter you can spend a relaxing holiday not far from the Almenwelt Lofer, walk through the snow-covered landscape, walk on varied cross-country ski trails or hike to the pilgrimage church in Maria Kirchental for a subsequent sleigh ride.
Pilgrimage site Maria Kirchental
In the high valley above St. Martin near Lofer, nestled in the magnificent mountain world, the pilgrimage site of Maria Kirchental at 900 m above sea level bears witness to faith and tradition. Here you can walk along the pilgrims’ path, or take the circular walk along the hiking trail Wechsel to Franzenshöhe and finally to Lofer’s Kneipp facility. During Advent, a visit to the pilgrimage site is a special highlight, as the tranquil Christmas market around the pilgrimage church exudes a pre-Christmas atmosphere.