Unforgettable Moments between the City of Salzburg and the Massif Dachstein
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.
Summer Holidays in the Tennengau Region
Activities and Culinary Delights from the Lammertal Valley to the City of Salzburg
Hike across alpine pastures, from one mountain cabin to the next, and indulge in culinary delights such as home-made cheese, lamb and fruit spirits. In the town of Hallein, you can follow in the Celt’s footsteps. Are you looking for a change of scenery or plans for a rainy day? The cultural amenities and shopping facilities in Salzburg, the “city of Mozart”, are well worth a visit.
Whether you’re interested in nature, activities or culture - you can look forward to countless attractions for the whole family. Use the guest card “Tennengau Plus Card” and take advantage of discounts during your stay.
And on the farm, you’ll get a first-hand experience of the fascinating local customs and traditions and the diverse farm activities.
Winter Holidays in the Tennengau Region
Winter Wonderland, Idyllic Snow-Covered Landscapes and Fun on the Pistes
In winter, you can choose from small, family-friendly ski resorts such as “Karkogel Abtenau” or “Gaißau-Hintersee” and “Dachstein West”, a network of ski resorts located at the foot of the massif Dachstein in the municipalities of Annaberg, Russbach and Gosau. Those who are not fond of skiing can explore 170km of cross-country ski trails, countless ski touring routes or paths for winter walks. Another fun activity: tobogganing or sledging. Are you hopelessly romantic? Then, lean back and make your way across the snow-covered landscape in a horse-drawn carriage.
A holiday in the Tennengau region leaves nothing to be desired. From the scary “Perchten” (devilish figures wearing animal furs) to Epiphany singers - Advent and Christmas time comes with fascinating local customs and traditions that you can experience a lot of villages. People make Advent wreaths, burn incense or dress up in order to ward off demons and evil spirits. There’s plenty to see and do during this special time of the year.
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Tennengau Region
1. Visit the Waterfall in Golling
In the Tennengau region, there are more than 30 attractions for the whole family to discover. Activities and culinary delights - that’s what the Tennengau region is known for.
One of the top destinations for a day trip is the waterfall in Golling with a drop of a whopping 75m over two stages. The waterfall is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the parking lot along a footpath through the forest. The fit and athletic can follow the hiking trail up to the source of the mountain stream.
2. Explore the World of Salt Mining
Visit the world’s oldest show mine in the mountain Dürrnberg near Hallein and the Hallein Salt Mine. Join an exciting guided tour and let the mine railway take you to the very depths of the mountain. The salt mine comes with several highlights for the whole family.
In former times, salt was so valuable that it was referred to as “white gold”. Being mined in the mountain Dürrnberg for a long time, it was of great significance for the nearby city of Salzburg. In 400 BC, the area was already mined for salt by the Celts. Learn how they used to live and work in the Celtic village “Salina”. A must-do after you’ve visited the salt mine!
Hallein, the county town and Celtic town, is worth a visit. Historical buildings, plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés make it an inviting place to have a stroll. Culture and history enthusiasts will also find what they’re looking for in the Celtic museum.
3. Take the Miniature Train through the World of Bruno, the Bear
The holiday destination “Dachstein West” that encompasses the municipalities of Russbach, Annaberg and Gosau is a paradise for hikers with stunning mountains and a friend who can’t wait to meet the little guests: Bruno, the bear. The cable car “Hornbahn” takes you up from the village of Russbach. Once you’re there, you can hop on the miniature train “Ameisenexpress” which takes you to the mountain cabin “Edtalmhütte”. You can also walk there. The kids will love the games and plays along the way.
In winter, “Dachstein West” is a family-friendly ski resort featuring easy pistes and great deals for the whole family.