A special distinction

In July 2012, Salzburger Lungau, together with the Carinthian Nockberge, was proclaimed UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau, making it the biggest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in all of Austria.

This immensely significant distinction reflects the extraordinary quality of the nature and way of life within the region, as well as a commitment to preserving and nurturing our own culture.

"For holidaymakers, this distinction guarantees holiday experiences marked by genuineness and authenticity"

What is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve?

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are large conservation areas that represent natural and cultural landscapes of worldwide significance.
They are places where people live and work, where the economy evolves; places where the underlying values and culture are natural and invaluable. The goal of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is to preserve biological diversity and cultural values, while driving regional development in exemplary fashion, hand-in-hand with the local population.

to website UNSECO Biosphere Reserve

"Lungauer Speis" - quality not quantity...

... this is the philosophy of Salzburger Lungau. In particular, our local farmers, many producers and, ultimately, the high-quality Lungau products and foods themselves, all reflect this commitment. 

  • Transparent, sustainable production – I see how people work
  • Incomparable flavor and shorter distances to the consumer
  • Production and value-creation right here in Lungau 
  • Authenticity in kitchens across Lungau

Shop at "Lungauer Speis" businesses and put  
"more Lungau on your plate"

All Lungauer Speis producers 

 to the Lungauer Kochwerk

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Exclusive "Biosphere Reserve Hike"

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau invites you to reenergize, relax, enjoy and experience: In addition to peace & quiet, our virtually pristine nature also offers holiday moments filled with variety. Certified local Biosphere Nature & Landscape Guides introduce you to the treasures of Salzburger Lungau during special Biosphere Reserve Hikes!


Hike through Salzburger Lungau and experience diversity unlike anything you will encounter practically anywhere else.  



Here you will find our Biosphere Guides!