The 8 idyllic villages

almost all of which are over 1,000 meters above sea level, are not only in the sunniest region of Austria, but can also be mentioned in the same breath as Yellowstone Park and the Galapagos Islands. The magnificent natural landscape of the Salzburg Lungau has been placed under special protection with the award "UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburg's Lungau". This guarantees that guests can continue to enjoy an incomparable vacation experience here: In the mountains, by beautiful lakes, with traditional customs and creative people who have never forgotten their roots.


Tourism Lungau

Our 8 villages

The 8 villages Tamsweg, Mauterndorf, Mariapfarr, Weißpriach, Göriach, Ramingstein, St. Andrä and Lessach are located about 120 km south of the city of Salzburg, embedded in the picturesque Lungau mountain landscape. Here - surrounded by almost untouched nature - you will find the best conditions for a varied and relaxing vacation in Austria at any time of the year. Whether you are traveling as a family with children, as a group with friends or as a couple, the vacation region of Salzburg Lungau presents itself in a variety of ways, so that there is something for everyone. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking and e-biking, horseback riding or fly fishing are just some of the many activities to choose from in summer.

Summer vacation in Salzburg's Lungau

Summer in Salzburg's Lungau is versatile and varied. Whether you come to the mountains of Salzburg for hiking, mountaineering or mountain biking and are looking for a real challenge or prefer to discover nature with pleasure - you will certainly find something suitable here.

The spicy aromatic mountain air, an alpine landscape that spreads a colorful abundance of plants and herbs, as well as the tranquil beauty of nature make hiking an experience, offering pure pleasure and relaxation. 


LungauCard benefits

  • Free mountain & valley rides
  • Free entrance to museums, open-air swimming pools, castles, etc. 
  • € 1,- ticket for all bus lines in the district Lungau
  • Many other services with discounts

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Summer activities

In summer, the mountain boots are laced up and the hiking backpack is packed to explore peaks, alpine pastures as well as mountain lakes in the Preber Sport & Leisure Region, in the Niedere Tauern or the Nockberge. Traditionally managed alpine huts with unique views invite you to linger and, above all, to enjoy. Pedal enthusiasts have countless bike routes at their disposal to get to know the wonderful landscape and people. Ideally suited for this are, for example, the Mitterbergrunde or a tour along the Murradweg, a 365-kilometer-long Austrian bike path that runs along the Mur River from Salzburg's Lungau region to southern Styria. 

Mountain bike freaks can choose from 17 selected tours of varying degrees of difficulty. A special tip is the "Lungau EXTREM" with a route length of 158.5 km and the sum of all climbs with 6,145 meters of altitude.

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