Holidays in SalzburgerLand
The Joy of Farm Life in the Land of Mountain Pastures & Lakes
Crystal-clear lakes nestled in the mountains, a romantic sunset and the chirping of crickets - that’s what your holiday could look like. Or do you prefer hiking through the high mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park? You can have a rest in one of the cosy mountain cabins that are scattered across the alpine pastures. Swimming and hiking, everything’s within a stone’s throw. On a trip to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, you can immerse yourself in the baroque city, relish cultural highlights and indulge in traditional culinary treats.
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Regions in SalzburgerLand
Rediscover your passion for nature, food and culture in Salzburg. The city of Mozart has much to offer. Immerse yourself in the international atmosphere or the traditional life. This combination makes for the city’s unique character! The federal province of Salzburg, also called “SalzburgerLand”, boasts plenty of lovely spots that you should absolutely see during your farm holiday! How about a day out in the mountains? Would you rather like to take a refreshing dip in one of the many lakes? The various landscapes in SalzburgerLand guarantee an impressive diversity of experiences within easy reach. Are you seeking fun and adventure? Then, you will definitely find what you’re looking for in our province!
Visit the Salzburg Lake District, the Zell am See - Kaprun region or the glaciers in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Go hiking in the Salzburger Sportwelt region or explore the alpine pastures and mountain cabins in the Großarltal valley. Unwind in peace and tranquillity in one of the spas in the Gasteinertal valley or enjoy the healthy climate in the Salzburger Sonnenterrasse region. Natural wonders bursting with colour and lots of attractions that are worth a visit await you in the Tennengau and Tennengebirge regions as well as in the surroundings of the city of Salzburg. The Lungau region is the ideal spot for taking some time off. Disconnect from the hassles of daily life, come to rest and get to know the local customs and traditions. The Salzburger Saalachtal and Hochkönig regions are home to exciting activities - awe-inspiring mountain ranges included. Get the most out of your holiday and combine a day in the mountains with a trip to the lake! You can get the best of both worlds in the regions surrounding Lake Fuschlsee and Lake Wolfgangsee.
- Salzburg Lake District
...take in the scent of wild flowers on the meadows of the region which is known for producing organic hay. Or simply immerse yourself in the waters of the lakes Wallersee, Mattsee, Obertrumer See and Grabensee - with water that’s safe to drink and activities that will make every water sports enthusiast’s heart sing. Explore the region with a certified botanical guide who knows everything about herbs. Learn more about nature’s treasures. Or do you prefer a mystic night walk to the “devil’s gorge” (“Teufelsgraben”) with torches? Get answers to all your questions about cars and other vehicles in the museum “fahr(T)raum” in Mattsee. Perhaps you’d like to visit a cultural event or amenity in Salzburg, the “city of Mozart”, which is close-by?
- Salzburg and Surroundings
Fancy a city trip to Salzburg combined with a stay in the countryside surrounded by nature? The villages of Wals, Anthering and Großgmain in the surroundings of Salzburg are the ideal choice. There’s no better place to combine culture, activities and family holidays. Would you like to follow in Mozart’s footsteps as you walk through the city centre? Try “Salzburger Nockerl”, an airy vanilla soufflé, in the “Stiftskeller St. Peter”, a restaurant within the walls of St Peter’s Abbey. Make it to the top of the legendary mountain Untersberg, on foot or by cable car? Would you like to travel back in time and see how life in the countryside was like in the old days? Visit the open-air museum in Großgmain. You’re sure to collect unforgettable memories during your holiday here!
- Lake Fuschlsee Region
What would you like to do during your holiday? The six villages Fuschl am See, Faistenau, Hintersee, Hof bei Salzburg, Ebenau and Koppl stand for a great diversity. Would you like to bake bread with the farmer in the old mill “Rumingmühle” in Fuschl? How about enjoying freshly caught trout or jumping into Lake Fuschlsee after a demanding tour on your racing bike? Do you prefer watching sunrise on the mountain Schober or visit the theatre performance of “Jedermann” underneath a 1,000 year-old linden tree in Faistenau? You can also explore the Salzkammergut region on an e-bike, take a refreshing stroll through the “ice chapel” (“Eiskapelle”) in Hintersee on a hot summer’s day or go on a trip to the city of Salzburg. In winter, you can get some exercise on the 140 km of cross-country ski trails, in the family-friendly ski resort “Gaißau-Hintersee”, on the slopes with your toboggans and sledges or - if the weather is fine - on frozen Lake Fuschlsee with your ice skates on. You’ll wish you could stay longer!
- Lake Wolfgangsee
Do you prefer taking the Schafberg Railway to the top or climbing the most beautiful summits of the Salzkammergut region, relying on your own strength only? Would you like to jump into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wolfgangsee or enjoy a scenic lake cruise and explore the three villages St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang on the lakeshore? How about taking a stroll through the Christmas markets or walking across the snow-covered alpine pastures of the plateau Postalm in your snowshoes? Unforgettable moments are only waiting to be collected in the three villages St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang. The fit and outdoorsy, relaxation seekers and food lovers can look forward to breathtaking climbs to the summit, picturesque sunsets, freshly caught chars, fascinating customs and cultural events at any season of the year.
- Tennengau Region
Are you looking for a spectacular mountain view but still want to stay close to the city of Salzburg? Then, the Tennengau region is the right place for you! The ticket “TennengauTicket” even allows you to use all the public transport in the region and in the city without paying extra. In summer and winter alike, the region has an abundance of attractions, natural monuments, culinary delights and museums on offer. The historic town of Hallein is located in the heart of the Tennengau region. Apart from the cultural amenities and events, it’s home to a variety of taverns, restaurants and cafés.
- Tennengebirge Region
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ice giants, travel back to the Middle Ages and marvel at the stunning birds of prey at Hohenwerfen Castle. Or simply gaze at the spectacular mountain scenery. Explore the villages Werfen, Pfarrwerfen, Werfenweng and Bischofshofen that are located only 45km from the city of Salzburg. Countless hiking trails and climbing tours for all levels of ability will leave nothing to be desired! In winter, the family-friendly ski resort “Werfenweng” is a snowy paradise. By the way, you can easily reach the Tennengebirge region by public transport.
- Hochkönig Region
The region surrounding the villages of Mühlbach, Dienten and Maria Alm is simply amazing at any time of the year. You’ll see! Leave your everyday life behind and enjoy life to the fullest. Would you like to climb the breathtaking summits of the massif Hochkönig? Are you looking forward to trying culinary delights in the mountain cabins? Do you prefer exploring the mountain biking trails or family-friendly country walks? Would you like to get up close and personal with marmots, zip line through the tree tops or speed down adventurous slides in the forest? You can’t wait to make your short turns on perfectly groomed pistes in winter? The whole family is sure to have a blast in the Hochkönig region!
- Salzburger Saalachtal Region
Country walks, climbing tours or alpine hikes? Thanks to the varied terrain between the rugged mountains in the north and the undulating, grass-covered mountains in the south, everyone will find the perfect hike or country walk. Would you like to relax and unwind on the shores of Lake Ritzensee or feel a rush of adrenaline as you kayak along the river Saalach? Those who love skiing can get active in the “Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn”, network of ski resorts. For e-bikers, recreational cyclists, mountain bikers and downhill mountain bikers, the region leaves nothing to be desired. Plenty of local producers and farmers from the mountains and the valleys have culinary highlights in store for you. A widely known jazz festival and colourful festivities in autumn when it’s time to harvest on the farms - these are only some of the cultural highlights in the villages of Lofer, St. Martin bei Lofer, Unken, Weißbach bei Lofer, Saalfelden, Leogang, Viehhofen, Maishofen and Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
- Zell am See - Kaprun Region
A holiday in the Zell am See - Kaprun region includes strolling through the picturesque centre of Zell am See, relaxing on the shores of Lake Zeller See or taking in beautiful views of the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn. Hike to the top of the mountain Schmittenhöhe in summer or explore the mountains on your mountain bike. Do you wish you could go alpine skiing in summer? No problem! You can do that on the mountain Kitzsteinhorn. In winter, you can also glide over the ice with your skates, explore picturesque ski resorts or unwind in the spa “Tauern Spa” in Kaprun. You’re sure to spend a diverse holiday in Zell am See and Kaprun. Thanks to the central location in the heart of the Pinzgau region, there are plenty of attractions and destinations for day trips nearby. The farmhouse is the ideal place to relax and unwind after a long and exciting day.
- Hohe Tauern National Park Region
The roaring Krimml Waterfalls, whistling marmots, the silent beat of an eagle’s wings - that’s the idyllic backdrop as you walk across the alpine pastures, from one mountain cabin to the next. Climb the summit of Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner, or cycle through the unique flora and fauna. In winter, it’s tempting to explore the snow-covered side valleys in your snowshoes. Or do you fancy more action, skiing on the pistes or going down the world’s longest floodlit toboggan run? Look for gold, savour culinary delights from the region and enjoy the genuine hospitality that this mountainous region is known for. These delightful memories of your holiday will last forever. The Hohe Tauern National Park region comprises 19 villages from Embach to Krimml.
- Salzburger Sonnenterrasse Region
Meadows dotted with colourful wild flowers, clean mountain air, chirping birds, burbling mountain streams and the warm sun caressing your skin. Emperor Franz Joseph already appreciated the healthy climate in the surroundings of St. Veit and Goldegg. Up to this day, the unique location and the healthy climate in the Salzburger Sonnenterrasse region attracts people from the country and beyond. Revitalise and energise as you take a deep breath! The clean air has positive health effects, especially for people suffering from respiratory diseases, heart conditions, migraine and neuritis. The three sunny villages St. Veit, Schwarzach and Goldegg are the perfect destination for a healthy and relaxing holiday.
- Gasteinertal Valley
With almost 40km, the Gasteinertal valley is the longest of the valleys that cut into the northern slopes of the Central Alps in Salzburg. There’s never a dull moment during a holiday in Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein. Would you like to hike to one of the mountain cabins in Gastein, get to know the producers and savour delicious, home-made food? Do you dream of breathing freely and activating your body’s own self-healing powers? The Gastein Healing Gallery is the perfect place for that. Listen to the burbling mountain streams and the roaring waterfall in Bad Gastein’s historic centre, let go of your worries and relax in healthy thermal waters or take a refreshing dip in a lake surrounded by mountains. Have fun on more than 200km of perfectly groomed pistes in winter. Simply unwind in this breathtaking mountain scenery. On the family farms, you’ll not only find cosy rooms and holiday apartments, home-made food and exciting activities. The friendly hosts can’t wait to welcome you!
- Großarltal Valley
The Großarltal valley is known as the “valley of alpine pastures” for a good reason. In Großarl and Hüttschlag, more than 40 cosy mountain cabins are scattered across the alpine pastures. Take in the scent of wild flowers, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view in the Hohe Tauern National Park and stop by one of the mountain cabins after hiking. Indulge in culinary delights such as home-made butter, cheese and freshly baked bread from the wood-fired oven. And in winter? Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, tobogganing or skiing are only a few of the outdoor activities. What else do you need for a great winter holiday? Leave your worries behind and enjoy carefree days with the whole family!
- Salzburger Lungau Region
Pack your hiking boots - all the villages here are located at an altitude of 1,000+ metres. Explore the summits, alpine pastures and mountain cabins in the valleys Riedingtal and Weißpriachtal and in the Schladming Tauern. In the three family-friendly ski resorts, you can spend a great winter’s day outdoors. Learn how to grow and harvest potatoes. The famous “Eachtling”, as they are called here, are a local delicacy. Be part of traditional celebrations and events all year round. The sun is always keeping you company. There’s no other region in SalzburgerLand with as many hours of sunshine!
- Salzburger Sportwelt Region
A spectacular landscape, majestic mountain ranges, genuine hospitality and local delicacies are only a few good reasons to spend a holiday in this region - no matter if it’s a family holiday with kids, an adventure holiday or simply a break from everyday life to restore your inner balance. A large array of activities for your perfect holiday awaits you in the villages Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben and Filzmoos. In summer and winter alike, a holiday in the Salzburger Sportwelt region leaves nothing to be desired.
Fine Dining and Traditional Culinary Delights
Specialities from Salzburg
What makes this region unique is its fine and yet traditional cuisine. Guests with a sweet tooth can’t go home without having tried two delectable treats that Salzburg is famous for well beyond its borders: “Mozartkugeln” (a small, round sugar confection made of pistachio, marzipan and nougat covered with chocolate) and “Salzburger Nockerl” (an airy vanilla soufflé). “Bauernkrapfen” (a fried dough pastry eaten with jam) and “Pofesen” (French toast with fruit jam filling) are other delicious and popular delights. A must on every hiking tour: “Brettljause”. This traditional snack platter with home-made butter from the cows on the alpine pastures, freshly baked bread, cold cuts and cheeses is served in almost every mountain cabin. For families and couples who enjoy good food, Salzburg is definitely worth a visit!
Get a Glimpse of Farm Life
A Day on the Farm
Wake up to the sound of the cock crowing and collect your egg for breakfast directly from the henhouse.
Join in when the farmers work in the barn, learn how to milk a cow and get to know the daily life on a farm - whether it’s feeding the animals or taking a sip of fresh milk in the morning. The little guests love spending time with the goats, rabbits and mini pigs in the petting zoo. And the ponies ... they steal everyone’s heart! When children spend time with animals, feed and pet them, they are playing. But at the same time, they learn how to take care of them.
In summer, it’s time to bring in the hay. For you, that’s the next chance to lend the farmers a hand and learn how it works. Maybe, you can join the farmer on a tractor ride! A highlight for the young and young at heart!
Nature, Wildlife and Farm Animals
Immerse Yourself in Nature
The home of woodpeckers, foxes and squirrels is the place where you will spend the most delightful time of the year. During your farm holiday in SalzburgerLand, you’ll be part of it instead of just watching. Embark on a farm adventure in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in a world of wildlife.
Visit the Hohe Tauern National Park and learn about the fascinating plants and animals that live here. Feel free as a bird when you’re galloping through the open fields on your favourite horse. Ready to strike a new path. How about watching the cows return from the alpine pastures? Be there when the farmers get together to celebrate this event that marks the official end of summer.