Activities

Sporty guests will definitely not come too short

Children

experience adventures

Sights

In Salzburg there is a lot to discover

Skiing

SKI AMADÉ = 5 REGIONS = 25 SKI COMMUNITIES

Austria‘s largest ski paradise Ski amadé, boasting 5 top ski resorts across 25 villages 270 modern lifts and 760 snow-sure pistes, is waiting for you, all available on just one ski pass. Every element of your holiday blends perfectly together here: the fascinating mountain ranges, the natural charm of Austrian village life, unrivalled hospitality and delicious cuisine in the cosy mountain restaurants, all this within just one hour of Salzburg Airport!

Salzburger Sportwelt

  • Flachau,
  • Wagrain,
  • St. Johann/Alpendorf,
  • Radstadt,
  • Altenmarkt-Zauchensee,
  • Kleinarl,
  • Eben,
  • Filzmoos,
  • Goldegg

Schladming-Dachstein

  • Schladming (Planai),
  • Rohrmoos (Hochwurzen),
  • Pichl (Reiteralm),
  • Ramsau am Dachstein,
  • Haus im Ennstal (Hauser Kaibling),
  • Forstau (Fageralm),
  • Gröbming (Stoderzinken),
  • Pruggern (Galsterbergalm)

Gastein

  • Bad Gastein,
  • Bad Hofgastein,
  • Dorfgastein,
  • Sportgastein

Hochkönig

  • Maria Alm,
  • Dienten,
  • Mühlbach

Großarltal

  • Grossarl,
  • Hüttschlag

SKI AMADÉ - FACTS & FIGURES

Ski amadé = 270 cable cars and ski lifts

  • Chair lifts: 90 facilities
  • Cabin lifts: 47 facilities
  • Tows: 81 facilities
  • Practice lifts: 52 facilities

SKI AMADÉ = SNOW YOU CAN RELY ON

    • 90 % of ski slopes, equating to ca. 684 km of slopes in Ski amadé, have snowmaking capability
    • Over 4,500 pieces of snowmaking equipment generate man-made snow
    • Winter 2015/16: During the past season in the Ski amadé – which extended from the beginning of December until mid of April – it was possible to ski the valley run on 126 days.

 

  • Costs per m³ of machine-produced snow: ca. € 3.50
  • Proportion of overall expenses represented by snow making: ca. 25%
  • 170 employees & 120 slope-maintenance vehicles guarantee perfect slopes!
Cross Country Skiing

Considered one of the more challenging endurance sports, cross country skiing is an enjoyable way to stay active during the winter months.

Gliding quietly through the a snowy alpine landscape, breathing in the crisp, clean air – skiers can enjoy over 220 km of well-groomed interconnecting loops within the region of the Salzburg Sportwelt.

Here in Sankt Johann you are welcome to make use of 3 loops prepared for both classic and skating techniques.

Biking

Cycling has become one of the most popular recreational activities for holiday makers.

When the warm spring sun appears over the horizon, it’s time to hit the saddle and head for your favourite hotspot. Sankt Johann is conveniently located along the 300km long Tauern Cycle Path, one of Austria’s most beautiful cycling trails, leading from Krimmel through Sankt Johann and Salzburg to Passau, Germany. And also the Alpe-Adria-Bike-Tour leads through Sankt Johann-Alpendorf.
For more adventurous bikers, Sankt Johann offers a number of challenging mountain bike routes as well. Please come to the tourist office for more information and a guide (€ 9.50) with 20 of the best mountain bike routes in the Salzburger Sportwelt. Guided mountain bike tours are also offered by the Aktive Alpendorf Club and some hotels.

Hiking

Walking – on a pleasant outing with the family – is an experience that brings people together, relaxes the spirit and strengthens the body. Follow extreme mountain climbers, sheep herders and mountain goats to their homes on high where the air is clear and the water serene.

The exciting hiking and walking routes in the alpine countryside surrounding Sankt Johann-Alpendorf are suitable for all abilities, from the seasoned adventurer to families with small children. And children will love the freedom to play in the outdoors and explore unusual sites off the beaten trac.

Swimming

 

Surrounded by a beautiful mountain panorama is situated south of St. Johann im Pongau the lake Plankenau. The artificial lake enjoys on hot summer days and a favorite with its large lawn offers enough space to relax. The lake is supplied by an in-house source of fresh water.

Shopping

Sankt Johann-Alpendorf is a showcase of urban charm and provincial flair. Wander through this lively “Town on the Salzach” and experience the unique diversity and warm hospitality that make a visit to Sankt Johann so special.

Liechtenstein Gorge

Delight in the powerful rush of the waterfall, the lush, green, moss-covered stones, the mythical environment and the beautiful show of colours as the sun’s rays reflect off the mist of the falls.

Liechtenstein Gorge is not only one of the most beautiful, it is also one of the longest and deepest accessible wild water ravines in the Alps. This magnificent natural phenomenon is well worth a visit.

Cathedral Pongau

The Parish Church is named in honour of Saint John the Baptist and John the Evangelist

Chronicled as early as 924 AD this two-spired parish church with wooden Gothic statuary is Sankt Johann’s main attraction. Following the great fire of 1855, which reduced both the town and the church to rubble, the Pongau Cathedral, as it is known today, was rebuilt from the ground up (1855-1861). A number of Late-Gothic figures can be seen among the church's impressive Neo-Gothic altars. The church’s imposing site over the Salzach Valley and its majestic interior mark the building as a tour de force of Austrian church architecture.

Local History Museum

The museum is situated in the castle of Goldegg, built in 1323.

The Museum Village In Hüttschlag

Learn more about old traditions, old handcraft and living on the alps.

Fortress Hohenwerfen

Visitors experience a high-altitude encounter with the past at Hohenwerfen Fortress, a castle dating back over 900 years. This tall, jutting rock, high above the Salzachtal valley floor, offers a gusty view of the surrounding mountains. The feathered hunters of the province’s falconry centre, the dashing weaponry, the museums and the dark corners all encourage visitors to investigate the mighty walls of the castle from within.

Icecave

Unique and gigantic. Visiting the Eisriesenwelt is an adventure for the whole family!

Thermal Spring

The Therme Amadé Spa is located on 30,000 square metres of lanscaped serenity, surrounded by the outstanding alpine countryside of Altenmarkt. It offers an extensive range of sauna and water experiences.

A generously arranged pool area, a variety of sauna rooms and a unique, thrilling looping slide are just the highlights that ensure an exceptional spa experience. Step inside and feel the serenity and warmth.

Most of the pools are indoors and the two outdoor pools are connected by a swim-through passage. The pleasant water temperature enables all-year-round use, even during winter. It is especially good fun to swim outside when it is snowing.

Golling Falls

In the part of Golling known as Torren („torren“ Romanic: torrential mountain river), near the fascinating late gothic pilgrimage church of St. Nikolaus, the Golling waterfalls plunge 75 metres down two giant steps into the valley below. The thunderous Golling falls are one of the provinces most attractive and romantic natural monuments

Keltenmuseum

Learn how the Celts lived and worked at the Dürrnberg.

Saltworld

Salt used to be described as “White Gold” and it is true that the deposits created millions of years ago in the Dürrnberg, near Hallein have provided the region Salzburg with its treasure chamber. More than 2500 years ago, the Celts were already mining this precious mountain resource, as is evident from the traces they left behind. In Hallein, the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, everyone from the age of four up can take part in a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient miners’ tunnels for many kilometres into the mystical mountain.

Zoo Salzburg

The unique zoo territory at the foot of the Hellbrunner Mountain with the steep rocky Cliffside on one side and the hilly floodplain landscape on the other is home to around 800 animals.

The expert husbandry and nurture of the animals is the visitors an insight to the multitude and diversity of the fauna. A visit to the Geo-Salzburg Zoo is giving our guests the possibility to go on a diverting trip into the world of the residents of Eurasia, the Americas and Africa.

Water Features Salzburg

Be the first of your friends. 400 years Hellbrunn – a jewel on the outskirts of Salzburgs Enjoy a visit to Hellbrunn in the south of Salzburg City. Its fantastic palace grounds offer marvelous diversity, both summer and winter.

The broad park represents an intriguing blend of sculpted grounds and natural biotopes. Likewise, the trick fountains are an experience unlike anywhere else. You are certain to be delightfully surprised!

Stubnerkogel

The 140 meters-long suspension footbridge on the Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein simultaneously breaks two records: It is the first suspension bridge at 2300 meters, and it can be walked across all year round.
It begins right next to the restaurant in the upper terminal of the Stubnerkogel mountain lift and leads you on a 28 m walk above the abyss to the Stubnerkogel transmitter station. You definitely need a head for heights if you decide to step out onto this swaying construction, since the balustrades and floor are both transparent

Fortress Salzburg

Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette. Even from afar the visitor is able to appreciate the might of this edifice. Up close the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible.

House of Nature

Gigantic Dinosaurs from millions of years ago meet exhibits from the age of space travel. The underwater diversity of the Aquarium gets together with rare Reptiles from all over the World. The journey around the human Body and interactive experiments in the Science Center Guarantee even more excitement. Discover the fascination of nature

SalzburgerLand Card

If you are planning a holiday in the SalzburgerLand, you can hardly avoid the SalzburgerLand Card. With this all-inclusive-card you get for 6 or 12 days to about 190 attractions in the whole state and the city free admission.

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