Be active in Winter
Experience Winter in the Sun
Skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring and
much more in Salzburg's Lungau region
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Active in Winter
Mountains of the Lungau region
Hiking, cycling, nordic walking, horse-riding, action & fun on the sunny side of the Alps
A Gem in the Mountains of Salzburg
The Valley of Weißpriach
The valley of Weißpriach, one of the most beautiful side valleys of the region, is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Park Salzburger Lungau. In the TV-show "9 places, 9 treasures", which was broadcast by the Austrian TV channel ORF, the Austrians elected Weißpriach, its beautiful mountain river and the picturesque lake of Wirpitsch as the most beautiful place of Salzburg. Additionally, this wonderful area became a candidate in the Austrian finals of the show.
Take a hike along the Longa river to the lake of Wirpitsch!
Weißpriach - In harmony with nature.
Enjoy and Relax
Our guests can relax and enjoy themselves in our modern spa centre SAMSUNN. Located in the centre of Mariapfarr, SAMSUNN offers a versatile spa of 1,800 m² with a unique sauna-area.
- Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, theme saunas
- steam bath, whirlpool, Kneipp facility
- infrared sauna
- medical-physiotherapeutic team
- health checks
- training sessions in the gym
Parish and Pilgrimage Museum
Its significance as a pilgrimage church and its status of being the most important church of the Lungau region as well as various donations are the reasons why Mariapfarr has become a wealthy parish. Therefore, it is now home to a fantastic collection of valuable pieces of Christian art whose most important pieces are exhibited in our museum.
Two rooms of the museum are dedicated to Joseph Mohr, the writer of the lyrics of the widely-known Christmas carol "Silent Night", who worked as an assistant priest in Mariapfarr from 1815 to 1817.
A very special exhibit is our huge Nativity scene from the 18th century which comprises almost hundred characters.
Snowflakes and the magic of winter
Activities & Offers in Winter
You can gain the most marvellous impressions of winter while enjoying the fresh air when you take a hike on snowshoes, experience a real sledding adventure, practice your ice-skating skills or during a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.
A must-see for families are the slopes on Fanningberg. We can guarantee that even the youngest skiers will enjoy skiing there. Whether you are still learning to ski or you are already into the steepest slopes - everybody will enjoy they time on the Fanningberg!
- guests who stay in Maraipfarr may use the cross-country skiing trails for free
- laser biathlon
- the only cross-country skiing trail in the Lungau region which uses artificial snow
- 2 chairlifts for 6 people with protective bubble covers and heated seats
- 3 surface lifts and 30 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes
- family-friendly - and we can almost guarantee we will have snow
- quaint cabins and exquisite restaurants on the slopes and in the village
- accommodation directly by the slope available
- 2 ski/snowboard schools and equipment rentals offering perfect service
Followed and Maintained
The Traditions of the Lungau Region
The Giant is on Tour
Every year we celebrate some special occasions in which Samson takes the lead of a parade through the village of Mariapfarr. Also in regional events and whenever representatives of our twin town of Matadepera in Catalonia come to visit us, our friendly giant takes a walk.
Municipality of Mariapfarr
Mariapfarr is a village in Salzburg's Lungau region. It is considered the place with the most hours of sunshine in all over Austria and has been officially declared as an area with a healthy climate. Our village is located 1,110 metres above sea level.