SKI AMADÉ = 5 REGIONS = 25 SKI COMMUNITIES
Ski amadé = 270 cable cars and ski lifts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The beautifully designed adventure playground in Alpendorf is a true paradise for children. From the funcourt to giant trampolines, from the mini go-cart track to the Disco Boats – this is where the action is!
All aboard for Ghost Mountain!
Let the Alpendorf Village Gondola start you on your ghostly adventure! Once you reach the summit station you are welcome to board the Ghost train for the amazing ride to the adventure park. Hiking enthusiast can also use well-marked trails instead. Whatever your mode of transport – all roads lead to Ghost Mountain!
Do you want to experience and understand nature with all your senses? To discover interesting facts about our native animals? Do you want action and sport but also enough space for rest and relaxation? It’s easy to reach and yet high up on the mountain : the Natural Mountain World of „WAGRAINi’s Grafenberg“
The „Grafenberg Lift“ takes you comfortably and effortlessly up to 1700 metres altitude where your adventure begins : from the Grafenberg lake with its raft or the hanging bridge over to the themed walk "The Busy Bees", down the Hachau slides to the rope garden. Go to the forest swings with a stop on the way at the climbing wall, and then the “Path of Fascination” leads you back to the children’s farm. Over 30 adventure areas guarantee endless fun and games for children and adults alike!
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.
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.
The museum is situated in the castle of Goldegg, built in 1323.
Learn more about old traditions, old handcraft and living on the alps.
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.
Unique and gigantic. Visiting the Eisriesenwelt is an adventure for the whole family!
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.
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
Learn how the Celts lived and worked at the Dürrnberg.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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
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.