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Hiking in Mariapfarr in Salzburg’s Lungau region
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Hiking in Mariapfarr

Hiking tours & mountaineering in the Lungau holiday region

A hiking holiday up in the mountains in Mariapfarr offers all the elements for a relaxing holiday in Salzburg’s Lungau region. The harmonious interaction of flora and fauna has a fundamentally relaxing effect and reinvigorates you for everyday life. Countless adventurous hiking tours on the “Lungauer Sunnseit’n”, from Fanningberg over to the Schladming Tauern, are just waiting to be discovered and hiked.
A well-marked network of hiking trails leads to around 60 crystal-clear mountain lakes and more than 70 alpine huts, and can also be hiked with one of the Biosphere Park experts or guides. Reach the summit in total relaxation by taking the mountain railway.
Take the mountain railway for a relaxed summit experience
Hike with children in Mariapfarr
Hiking in Mariapfarr is also a treat in the autumn

Themed hiking trails

Lace up your walking boots and explore the picturesque mountains of the Lungau holiday region. From easy walks to enjoyable hikes and challenging routes, you’ll find that the area around Mariapfarr has something to suit every rambler.
The two themed routes and educational trails are especially worth a visit. On the Culture-Agriculture-Trail you’ll learn exciting facts about the foundations of our lives. And, naturally, Austria’s sunniest holiday resort also has a solar educational trail.
Sunrise in Salzburg's Lungau

The Solar Educational Trail

Exciting information about the sun can be found on Austria’s first solar educational trail. Over a length of 4 km, 9 display boards provide information about the solar system and its companions. 
From the town centre in Mariapfarr, it takes about 2-2.5 hours to get to the Samsunn Vitality and Wellness Centre, where you can get some refreshments if desired.
The path is suitable for pushchairs and is ideal for families with children.
Each station has a number of benches that invite you to stop for a rest.
Infografik zum Boden-Kultur-Lehrpfad in Mariapfarr

The Culture-Agriculture-Trail

Without fertile soil, no life can develop on earth. It forms the most vital basis and is responsible for many processes, including the protection of our water and climate and the preservation of biodiversity. And of course, it brings numerous delicacies to our dining tables every day. In the Lungau region, people have always been closely connected to the soil through agriculture, forestry, customs and culture.
The newly designed Culture-Agriculture-Trail is a 6 km circular walk featuring 11 informative stations. It is almost completely barrier-free and therefore pushchair-friendly. It can be explored on foot or by bicycle. In winter, too, the themed trail makes an exciting change from skiing.
Parking is available at the Nessiteich pond (Mariapfarr Resch car park next to Gasthof Neuwirt).

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Nordic walking in Salzburg's Lungau
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Did you know...

... that there are 15 different Nordic walking routes in Mariapfarr, making it the largest certified Nordic walking network in Austria? Starting from the town centre, you can explore the beautiful landscape on well-signposted paths, strengthening your heart and circulation in a way that's gentle on your joints.

There’s an incredible 120 km at your disposal for your Nordic walking programme. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

The Nordic walking map is available online or at the tourist office.

Introductory courses & tours with:
Crystal-clear mountain stream

Weisspriachtal hiking tip

The Weisspriachtal, one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Lungau, is part of the UNESCO Salzburg Lungau biosphere reserve. Featuring the Longa mountain stream and the Wirpitschsee mountain lake, Austrians voted the Weisspriachtal valley as the most beautiful place in Salzburg in the TV show “9 Plätze 9 Schätze” (9 Places 9 Treasures), and it even reached the national final.
Hike along the Longa to the picturesque Wirpitschsee lake! The Weisspriachtal can be reached via the toll road for a fee of 6 EUR / car. Passage of 60 cars per day is guaranteed between 06:00 and 17:00. From Monday to Friday during the summer holidays, you can also reach the Weisspriachtal by bus.
Delicious snack at an alpine hut in Mariapfarr

Alpine pastures & huts

The Lungau holiday region is home to more than 20 farmed alpine pastures and huts which can provide delicious refreshments. Stop for a break on your hike and enjoy the incomparable panorama of the Salzburg mountains over a tasty homemade snack.
Most alpine huts are open from the end of May / beginning of June until the end of September / middle of October. Some are also available for overnight accommodation.

Hiking holiday in Mariapfarr

Has this put you in the mood to visit?

The hosts in Mariapfarr look forward to welcoming you on your hiking holiday and will be happy to provide you with a few personal hiking recommendations!
In our accommodation list, you’ll find the right holiday home for every taste and every budget.
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