Unken, in the border triangle of Salzburg, Bavaria and Tyrol, is a large municipality in terms of area, but with only 2,000 inhabitants, the holiday resort is tranquil and idyllic. Natural landscapes, forests and picturesque mountain panoramas offer those seeking relaxation the ideal stage for relaxed summer and winter holidays. But the hiking village has a lot more to offer than just looks. Anyone wishing to take a look at the history of the region can visit the museum on the imposing Kniepass fortress or marvel at the rural life of days gone by in the Kalchofengut estate. The TEH centre of the Pinzgau is located in the former customs house in Unken. Traditional European Medicine preserves the old herbal healing knowledge of the Pinzgau women. In the TEH centre you can stock up on regional medicinal herbal products – from soap to tincture, from incense to ointments. Those who are curious can also take part in one of the numerous herbal workshops. Leaving the centre of Unken to the north, you can reach the idyllic Heutal after a short drive by car or e-bike.
Holiday paradise Heutal
The Unkener Heutal is a real hiking paradise. Pleasant walks or panoramic mountain peaks, such as the Sonntagshorn – the Heutal has the right route for every taste. Rewarding hikes are the tour to the Fischbach Falls or the circular hike via the Wanderalm to the Steinplatte and Winkelmoosalm and back again. The Heutal is also a popular destination for mountain bikers and e-bikers. The well-developed, well signposted and varied network of routes invites you to pedal hard. In winter, families can enjoy the small and fine ski area in the Heutal. However, the area is mainly known as an Eldorado for ski tourers and cross-country skiers. Back in the valley, the Saalach river awaits you in summer with its crystal-clear mountain water and a wide variety of ways to cool off while swimming, canyoning, rafting or white water SUP. The jump into the wild waters is a special experience in many places. This not only applies to the many cyclists who climb the mountains or go on the Tauernradweg cycle path from here, pilgrims on the Way of St. James also like to take a break in Unken, get the necessary cooling off and let themselves be spoilt with regional delicacies in the inns.