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Mariapfarr Parish & Pilgrimage Basilica

The ancient parish of the Lungau region

Its importance as a pilgrimage church and as the mother parish of Lungau, along with various donations, led Mariapfarr to become a wealthy parish. This also resulted in a rich treasury of valuable ecclesiastical art objects, the most important of which can be seen in the museum.
The parish church was recognised by Rome as a basilica in August 2018 and, besides the Maria Plain Basilica, it is the only one in the state of Salzburg.

Pilgrimage Museum in Mariapfarr
Joseph Mohr fountain
Pilgrimage Basilica of Our Lady in Mariapfarr

The parish church of Our Lady (“Unsere Liebe Frau”) occupies a special pastoral and historical position within the archdiocese of Salzburg. On the one hand, it is the ancient parish of the Lungau region, and on the other hand, it has been a traditional place of pilgrimage for centuries.

This explains why it was that here, in a geographically isolated area, such a prestigious church was built, which is richly endowed with relics, liturgical objects and votive offerings.

Precious silver altar from the year 1443

Special treasures

In order to make these precious treasures - particularly the silver reliquary altar of Father Peter Grillinger, dating back to 1443 - appropriately accessible to the public, a museum was established in the Mariapfarr presbytery, which was opened in December 2002.

Parish & Pilgrimage and
Silent Night museum Mariapfarr
Joseph-Mohr-Platz 1
5571 Mariapfarr

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Silent Night Museum
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Did you know...

... that in Mariapfarr, there is a museum dedicated to Joseph Mohr, author of the Silent Night hymn?
During your holiday in the Lungau holiday region, visit the Parish, Pilgrimage and Silent Night Museum and learn interesting facts about Joseph Mohr and the creation of the world-famous Christmas carol.

Other excursion destinations & tourist attractions

Relax in the SAMSUNN Vitality and Wellness Centre

SAMSUNN Vitality and Wellness Centre

Guests can relax and rejuvenate in our modern SAMSUNN Vitality and Wellness Centre. Located right in the centre of Mariapfarr and spread out over 1,800 m², it boasts a wonderful wellness area and a unique sauna landscape. Pure alpine wellness, featuring:
  • Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, sensory saunas
  • Steam bath, whirlpool, Kneipp facilities
  • Infrared cabin
  • Medical-physiotherapeutic team
  • Health checks
Trip with the Mariapfarrer Dampferl steamer

Mariapfarr steamer


Amazement - experience - enjoy

The "Mariapfarrer Dampferlfahrten"

  •     Soil and culture tour
  •     Lungauer legends and legends tour

  • June: Tuesday and Thursday
  • July & August: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • September & October: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Round trip, meeting point: Mariapfarr Tourist Office, Am Weiher 175
  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • On the respective day at 4pm and 5pm
  • Costs: Children: € 5,00; Adults: € 8,00
  • For guests with LungauCard 1 x free!
  • Only by appointment in the TVB office: T +43 (0) 6473 8766
  • Minimum number of participants: 6 people



Fun at the Outdoorparc Lungau

Outdoorparc Lungau

The Outdoorparc Lungau in Mariapfarr offers fun leisure activities for the whole family. Situated around a large, natural swimming pond there are adventure stations such as the Flying Fox zip-line, high rope course, Teamtower, street football and basketball court, climbing pyramid and much more. 
In the swimming pond itself, you can of course go swimming, but that’s not all it has to offer - canoeing, kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddling and zorbing are also on the programme.
And best of all: with the LungauCard, which is included in your holiday in Mariapfarr, you get 1x free admission and a 20% discount on every additional visit.

Fitness Center

Regular exercise is the most side-effect-free "medication" for preventing and combating risk factors and illnesses caused by lack of exercise.

Fancy a training session? Then come by at the Sportwerk, in Bruckdorf!


Alpakawelt - Weinmesser

Visit the alpaca living community in the sunniest place Mariapfarr! You can go for walks with the alpacas and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Mariapfarr. Attack, try on and buy alpaca products. Or just watch the alpacas grazing in the pasture.


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