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Holidays in the picturesque villages of Mauterndorf and Mariapfarr

In the sunny southern region of Salzburg

Both these idyllic villages are circa  120 km from the historc, baroque city of Salzburg. They lie nestled in the painterly landscapes of the Lungau alpine moutain region.
Here, in the pristine natural environment of the Lungau Biosphere region. you can immerse yourself in a holday that allows you to regerate and get away from everday stresses. A relaxing and healthy holiday in Austria to revive you.
Wheter you are traveling as a family, a group of friens or a couple of any age, the holiday region of Mauterndorf and Mariapfarr offers a huge variety of options suitable to create the perfect holiday.
Alpine hiking, cycling, mountain bike tours and e-bike, horse riding and flyfishing are just some of the Summer activities this special region offers. In Winter Mauterndorf and Mariapfarr offer access to world class down hill skiing, cross country skiing, and a huge variety of pistes suitable for  all standards.
Alongside perfectly maintained pistes, with state of the art lift systems, you can enjoy, cross country skiing, horse sledge rides, sledging and much more. The hosts in the region pride themselves in going out of the way to help you fullfill your Winter holiday dreams

Mauterndorf village center with view to the castle Mauterndorf


The market village of Mauterndorf lies at the foot of the Speiereck and Grosseck adventure mountain at 1.100 m above sea level, in Salzburgs Lungau region. Already at a distance on approach you will see the emblem of Mauterndorf, the Mauterndorf castle, an imposing monument, dating from the Middle Ages.

The castle is an intergral part of the sightseeing package, "the 3 adventure" which includes also a ride on the highest Alpine steam train, andan outing on the adventure mountain Speiereck/Grosseck.

View in the summer time to Mariapfarr


The village of Mariapfarr is just 6 km from Mauterndorf also at 1.100 m above sea level. It is valued as having the longest sunshine hours per year in Austria - hence its position in the Sunny south of Salzburg. The high altiude and exeptional landscapes in this mountain region are the reason it has a reputation as an area for recovery, healing and regeneration.

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Accomodation of the holiday regions of Mauterndorf and Mariapfarr

Are you looking for a well appointed hotel in the province of Salzburg, a friendly B & B, a spacious holiday apartment, or a holiday in an artisan farm homestay

Hiking  in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr in Salzburger Lungau

Hiking & Climbing

Numerous hiking trails on the Fanningberg and on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck invite you to varied tours in the Lungau mountains. The well-marked network of hiking trails ranges from easy hikes that can be tackled with strollers or smaller children to demanding tours. There are also numerous theme trails and nature trails, which provide a change for small and large hikers. The alpine huts invite you to take a break with home-made delicacies and take care of your physical well-being.
Samson figures in the Lungau area

Samson figure

The samson figure has been historically documented in the Lungau since 1635 and symbolizes an Old Testament figure with superhuman strength, a strength seated in this long hair. He respresents the battle against the Pilistines, having killed 1.000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass at Lehi. Most of the Samson figures carry such a jawbone as a symbol of strength.

Numerous bike paths and mountain bike tours await you in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr

Bicycle tours & Mountainbiking

 Wheter you want to enjoy cycling through nature with your family, want to explore the Salzburger Lungau with the e-bike electronically or are looking for challenging mountain bike tours in the mountains around Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr - here you are. Even the 365 km  long Murradweg runs through the Lungau. If you want to be more comfortable choose one of  the numerous cycle paths in the Lungau side valleys. The perfect service around the bike is also taken care of from e-bike charging stations to bike rental and repair service

Holidays in Mauterndorf & Mariapfarr for horse lovers

For horse lovers

For horse lovers Mariapfarr is a perfect destination. An extensive and far reaching network of riding tracks offer a rich variety of rides for all levels of horemanship. Local Haflinger horses are often used and are perfectly suited to the terrain. Spectacular scenery, like along the river Longa, in the Weisspriach valley, give you the feeling of riding through a landscape of immense natural beauty where time has stood still. Mariapfarr offers packages and beginners lessons and courses. organised treks, and horse drawn carriage rides, through the beautiful scenery of the Lungau

Flyfsihing in Salzburger Lungau

Angeling & flyfishing

The Longa river in the pristine Weisspriach valley offers and ideal location for angling and flyfishing. The ice clear mountain spring water is home to fresh water trout, Saibline and Aschen fish. What could be more pleasent than to spend a hot Summers day fishing, these pristine waters and  cooking the fish you have caught for dinner, (or allowing your hosts to cook it for you)? You can rent fishing kit in Mariapfarr and maybe your host will let you know their favorite fishing spots.

Swimming pool in Mauterndorf - free of charge with the  LungauCard


One card, five months, countless possibilities.
With the LungauCard, a huge variety of all-inclusive and discounted activites are awaiting you and your loved ones in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr and also in the whole Lungau area.

 And the best thing is: during your holiday in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr the LungauCard is included. Trip to the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, entrance for the castle Mauterndorf, cool off on hot days for free in the swimming pool or visit with the whole family the Outdoorparc Lungau with zipplines, climbing wall, water sports and much more.


on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, family mountain Fanningberg and Aineck-Katschberg

Experience skiing fun from 1,100 to 2,400 meters above sea level! The ski region Lungau includes the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck, the Katschberg and Fanninberg. The ski region presents itself snow-sure and is considered particularly sunny. Delightful downhills are available here as well as demanding ski slopes - of course, everything is well prepared and equipped with modern lifts. Even ski tourers and variant riders will find excellent conditions and wonderful deep snow slopes with the finest powder snow.


 panoramic map in the skiregion LUNGO

Unlimited skiing fun

The ski ticket LUNGO promises 300 km of slopes. 67 lifts and unlimited ski fun. With this ski pass, the Grosseck-Speiereck, Fanningberg, Katschberg-Aineck and Obertauern ski areas are open to you. In addition, you can use the Lungau clock bus for free during the operating hours, e.g. also for cross-country skiing or shopping! The LUNGO ski pass is available at all ticket offices in the Lungau ski areas and in Obertauern.


Cross-country skiing in Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr

Cross-country skiing

Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr promises the cditions for all friends of Nordic skiing: well-groomed cross-country ski trails and skating trails await you in Salzburger Lungau. Cross-country ski center Mariapfarr offers snow-covered cross-country trails - including the only snow-covered high-altitude trail in the Lungau - as well as natural snow tracks and a daily illuminated 800 m long loop. Guests from Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr use this cross-country skiing offer for free. You can also try the Laser Biathlon, where calmness and skill are needed.
Fun by snowshoeing on the adventure mountain Grosseck-Speiereck

Winter aktiv

The holiday region Mauterndorf-Mariapfarr presents itself diversified and diversified even off the ski slopes and cross-country trails. Tobogganing, snowshoeing, curling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating or winter hiking are just a few of the many winter activities offered in the sunny south of Salzburg. Enjoy the wintry atmosphere far away from the hectic everyday life and the bustle of other Austrian ski resorts.

Lungauer Winter Bonuscard

From the winter season 2018/2019 you can expect great discounts and included services with the Winter Bonus Card in Mauterndorf & Mariapfarr.  These include, for example, the free use of the curling rink Mariapfarr or the ice rink in the SAMSUNN, a free participation in the Laser Biathlon in the Lignitztal or numerous discounts on shopping  possibilities, ski and cross-country hire uvm. are included.

 AGBS Winterbonuscard


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