St. Martin near Lofer, at 633 metres above sea level, promises mountain flair when exploring on a hike. On the way up you should not miss the opportunity to take a rest in the Maria Kirchental pilgrimage site. Whether in the valley or on the way up to the peaks of the Loferer Steinberge mountains, everyone can find here active options for sporting activities and relaxation on a pilgrimage, when Kneippen, hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, winter hiking, in a horse-drawn sleigh, cross-country skiing or sledding.
Maria Kirchental Pilgrimage Site
In the high valley above St. Martin near Lofer, embedded in the wonderful mountain region and full of tradition and faith, is the Maria Kirchental pilgirmage site at 900m above sea level. Here you can hike along the pilgrim’s path or partake of the looping hiking trail over the Wechsel zur Franzenshöhe trail and finally onto the Loferer Kneipp facility. At Christmas time, a visit to the pilgrimage site is a special highlight as the tranquil Christmas market aound the pilgrimage chuch is steeped in pre-Christmas atmosphere.
Summer Excursion Tips:
The Saalachtaler natural forces in the Vorderkaser Gorge and the natural swimming area is an ideal excursion for families and sporty types. Here you can experience the thundering waters of the gorge over small tracks. After the imposing spectacle of the wild waters, refresh yourself and recharge in the natural swimming area with its BBQ facilities.
Close to St. Martin is the Lamprechtshöhle caves which are the longest flowing water caves in the world. In the viewing caverns, developed for visitors, you can explore around 700m of the Lamprechtshöhle on a boarded walk. On 392 steps, which will raise your pulse a little, hobby cave explorers can conquer a height of 70m. Upon reaching the platform, you experience a breath-taking view down into the depths of the Lamprechtshöhle.