Unken, on the borders of Salzburg, Bavaria and Tirol, is a large community in terms of area, but with only 2000 inhabitants, the resort is quiet and idyllic. Natural landscapes, forests and picturesque mountain panoramas offer visitors the ideal stage for relaxed summer and winter holidays.
Hiking Paradise Heutal
The Unken Heutal is a real hiker’s paradise. Leisurely walks or scenic summit storms, such as on the Sonntagshorn means that Heutal has the right route for every taste. The tour to the Fischbachfall or the hiking loop from the Wanderalm to the Steinplatte and Winkelmoosalm, and back are all rewarding hikes. The Heutal is however, also a popular destination for mountain bikers and E-bikers. The well-constructed, well signposted and versatile network invites you to pedal vigorously.
The Gasthof Heutaler Hof attracts archers. Here, a FITA facility waits along with a hunting trail with a total of 50 3D targets. Good hunters can traverse this course in winter with snowshoes. Whoever prefers more action, can dare to try a guided rafting or canyoning tour on the Saalach.
Winter Paradise Unken
Skiing in Heutal is a real insider tip for families! The small Heutal Wildalm ski area, between 1,000m and 1,600m above sea level, leads up to the Steinplatte and appeals with its cheaply priced Family Tickets. Cross-country skiers will find here 50km of perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails, which lead across the beautiful Heutal plateau, up to the Wildalm, Moarlack, the neighbouring Winkelmoos Alm and onto the Steinplatte. The Heutal in Unken is also a popular meeting place for ski tourers – a total of seven designated routes await the touring athletes. A real family experience is a toboggan ride on one of the three toboggan runs. On the Hochalm natural toboggan run in Heutal, you will reach the Jausenstation Hochalm after about a 1 hour walk up. After a stop with typical regional food, you then rapidly descend into the valley on two skids.
Excursion Tip for Herb Witches
Excursion tip for herb witches: the Pinzgau TEH-Centre is located in the former Customs House in Unken. This traditional European medicine has kept the ancient medical knowledge from Pinzgauer women and here you can discover regional herbal products, such as soap, tinctures of incense and ointments. Knowledge seekers can also participate in one of the many herb workshops.