A hint of enchantment, with magnificent views of the mountain world of Hohe Tauern National Park – this is Taxenbach, in SalzburgerLand. Here, nature lovers discover 1,000 km² of protected natural and cultural landscapes, and hospitality that has managed to preserve its genuiness and sincerity. Taxenbach is a popular destination, not only because of its pristine nature, but also due to the wonderful selection of outdoor activities it offers – its location in the heart of the Hohe Tauern Holiday Region puts you just a stone’s-throw away from such famous attractions as Krimml Waterfalls, the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road as well as the Kaprun reservoirs.
The Power of Water
Also located in Taxenbach is Kitzlochklamm Gorge. With unbridled power, the Rauriser Ache shoots between the narrow rocky mountainsides. Because of its abundant waterfalls, mossy rocks, small and idyllic bays, mostly natural walkways and the rays of sunlight that create rainbows in the fine mist, Kitzlochklamm was named a Natural Monument. Walkways and tunnels dating back to the 16th century provide hikers and walkers with access to the gorge, who are then able to enjoy the immense natural beauty on their way out to an idyllic hermitage. A spectacular bridge high above the thunderous water promises nerve-tingling excitement for the whole family. The hike continues to the pilgrimage church of Maria Elend, a popular pilgrimage destination located in Embach. A unique dripstone cave is yet another impressive natural jewel and an absolute artwork of water and rock. Guided tours provide visitors with many details about the creation of this amazing place, discovering even more treasures in this untamed, romantic canyon, including the old Ritzstollen mine.
Winter in Taxenbach
Winter in Taxenbach is an experience for the whole family, since Taxenbach is just a short distance from the surrounding ski areas. In addition, the ski resorts in Rauris- and Gastein Valleys are within quick, easy reach thanks to free ski buses. The 30 km-long Raurisertal Valley and Taxenbach present visitors with untouched winter landscapes that invite them to enjoy a winter holiday far removed from the hustle and bustle found elsewhere, perfect for winter hikes, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing.