Holidays in the Heart of the SalzburgerLand
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.
Winter Holidays in the Tennengebirge Region
Peaceful Winter Holidays and Sustainable Travelling without a Car
Werfenweng in the Tennengebirge region is a winter paradise waiting to be discovered. Look forward to snowy fun for all ages and skiing in the family-friendly ski resort. Off the pistes, you can go for a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, go ice skating or cross-country skiing on the vast network of tracks and trails. Do you fancy an adrenaline rush? Go paragliding from the mountain Bischling or speed down a toboggan run. The choice is yours!
On our farms, you’ll find rest and relaxation after an exciting winter’s day in the great outdoors.
For a change of scenery, you can go shopping in Bischofshofen. And you can easily reach Salzburg, the city of Mozart, by public transport. Here, you’ll also find enough to do on rainy days.
Summer Holidays in the Tennengebirge Region
A Combination of Nature and Culture
Recreational Hiker or Expert Climber? The fit and outdoorsy can look forward to countless hiking trails, climbing and mountaineering tours in the Tennengebirge region. A delightful country walk is the best way to soak up the beauty of the scenery and take in stunning mountain views.
Culture enthusiasts can visit the world’s largest ice cave in Werfen or the medieval Hohenwerfen Castle including a falconry display.
The village of Bischofshofen offers a combination of culture, events, shopping and culinary delights.
Would you like to travel by bus or train and leave your car at home? No problem! Using the guest card “SAMO-Card”, you can spend a relaxing holiday in Werfenweng without your car.
Did you know that Werfenweng is a paradise for paragliders? Everyday, plenty of paragliders start from the mountain Bischling and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the mountains from the sky.
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Tennengebirge Region
1. Visit the “World of Ice Giants” in Werfen
You absolutely have to visit the “World of Ice Giants” (“Eisriesenwelt”) in Werfen during your holiday in the Tennengebirge region. Marvel at the spectacular ice formations and learn interesting facts about the development of the ice cave. Expect an elevation gain of 124m during the guided tour. Don’t forget warm clothes and sturdy boots. Temperatures in the cave are below zero - also in summer.
2. Falconry Display at Hohenwerfen Castle
We recommend combining a visit of the “World of Ice Giants” with a trip to Hohenwerfen Castle including a falconry display. The medieval castle is home to a historic falconry centre that houses a museum of falconry, historic mews and hosts regular falconry displays - the ultimate highlight during a visit of Hohenwerfen Castle. The flying displays feature vultures, eagles and falcons who love to show what they do best. There are several displays a day.
3. Tandem Paragliding from the Mountain Bischling
Tandem paragliding is a brilliant way to see your holiday destination from new perspectives. Plus, it’s a great adrenaline rush and a thrill like no other. Thanks to its sheltered location that creates ideal weather and wind conditions, the mountain Bischling in Werfenweng is an incredible spot to try this exhilarating aerial sport. You can also go tandem paragliding in winter. Make a dream come true as you soar through the air hundreds of metres above the ground!