Sunniest place in Austria
Mariapfarr, the sunniest village in Austria, is situated in the heart of the Lungau region. Numerous Alpine pastures in full bloom, rustic mountain huts, and crystal-clear mountain lakes invite you to stay awhile and revitalize your body and soul.
Mariapfarr is home to one of the largest Nordic walking trail systems in Austria. The 119-km network offers guests 15 optimally marked trails of varying lengths. Along the many romantic hiking trails in and around the sunny town of Mariapfarr, there’s a lot to be discovered: the pilgrimage church, pilgrimage museum, castles, ruins, typical Lungau granaries and much more. Also just waiting to be explored are Lungau’s beautiful and enchanting side valleys, both big and small .
A holiday in Mariapfarr is nothing less than ideal for children. Our wide variety of activities, such as swimming, riding, hill farm excursions, campfires and grilling, forest adventures and a ride on the Mariapfarr Steam Train will leave your kids with long-lasting memories of their unforgettable experiences.
Summer Holiday with Guaranteed Sun in SalzburgerLand
In the rare case that the sun doesn’t come out for at least one minute on one of the days you’re vacationing here, you can either request a voucher for a free overnight stay during the upcoming summer season or you can opt for a free day of spa services at the SAMSUNN wellness facility.
Our claim is based on data from the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics at the Salzburg Weather Service, as recorded by Mariapfarr’s automatic weather station.
Our sun guarantee is valid between 1 May and 31 October, for booked stays of 7 days or longer at all Mariapfarr Tourism Association member accommodations that display the “sun guarantee” logo.
The overnight stay voucher does not include meals, local tax, or extra charges. The voucher must be used between 1 May and 31 October with a minimum stay of 7 days.
Guests can enjoy a unique and relaxing experience at our modern SAMSUNN Vitality and Wellness Center. The 1,800 m² facility is located right in the center of Mariapfarr and offers a fabulous spa and wellness area as well as unique sauna experiences, including a Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, themed saunas “sleeping giant” and “crystal dome,” a steam bath, whirlpool, Kneipp basin, and infrared cabin. Our highly trained medical staff and physical therapists are available for professional sports and health consultations, as well as training sessions in Austria’s first “forever young VITAL Center” that will inspire new energy and leave your body feeling stronger and leaner.
Silent Night Village Mariapfarr
From 1815 to 1817, the coadjutor Joseph Mohr, an influential figure for the town of Mariapfarr, wrote the lyrics to his world-famous Christmas song "Silent Night, Holy Night.“ See: www.stillenachtmuseum.at Take the time to unwind, revitalize your body and mind, and gain a new sense of energy!
Mariapfarr in winter is a wonderland just waiting to be discovered. The Fanningberg ski area is an exceptional ski arena for both young and old. At an elevation of 1,497 to 2,017 m, yet sheltered from the wind, Fanningberg’s runs promise boundless skiing, snowboarding, and carving enjoyment with guaranteed snow. From a cozy, congenial atmosphere, culinary highlights at the ski huts, and endless cross-country ski trails to floodlight runs and other fun skiing varieties, Mariapfarr offers pure winter adventure. Fresh, crisp air, radiant light, and a soothing sun will regenerate your sense of energy and leave you feeling revitalized for the return to daily life.