in the heart of the Biosphäre Lungau
Peace and recreation can be found in St. Margarethen in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Park Salzburger Lungau everywhere! Nestled among our local mountain Aineck and the Greinwald is St. Margarethen an ideal starting point for many activities in the Salzburger Lungau.
Hiking, biking, relax and unwind - or voltage and have fun while rafting, paragliding and horseback riding. Right in town, you can spend hours on sporting beach volleyball or tennis court of St. Margarethen.
The LungauCard is the ideal complement in the summer - a huge variety
of "all inclusive" and discounted activities for the
whole family. And the best part: You save proven money!
By with a valid All Inclusive Lungau Card, you will receive during the length of your stay once free access (all-inclusive service partners) and / or reduced usage (bonus performance partners) numerous mountain railways, attractions, outdoor activities, attractions, museums, spa services, swimming pools and much more throughout the Lungau!
Hiking in & around St. Margarethen
We have many gentle walking and mountain trails which enable the tourist to explore the wonderful nature of our region and become acquainted with its history and culture.
The Leisnitz river (also known as the water path Leisnitz) flows down through a beautiful valley and is very popular with families. As you walk up the valley you will see 9 stations with mosaic designs, telling the story of the lonely giant. The valley eventually leads to the Schlögelberger restaurant which serve tasty, locally produced food and drinks. You can also enjoy seeing their collection of deer, goats and alpacas.
The Römersteig is a beautiful route, running through wooded terrain between St Margarethen and Pichlern. This follows the route of a 2000 year old Roman road which ran from north to south through our region.
There are many hiking trails of varying lengths, where you can see the village of St.Margarethen from many different views. These trails are all marked on our hiking map St. Margarethen or on the Interactive Card Lungau or on Bergfex.
Cycling & BIKing alsong creeks & rivers
The Leisnitz mountain bike route no.15 starts directly from St Margarethen and runs up through a beautiful valley which is a fun challenge to experienced mountain bikers and trained athletes alike.
If a rather less energetic bike ride is more to your taste, then what could be better than to ride the level Murradweg running alongside the river Mur ? You can enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel along the valley floor from St Michael all the way to Tamsweg. You will find stops along the way, as well as river extensions, where you can go down to the river's edge and drink the refreshing, crystal clear mountain water.
To enjoy the complete network of cycle paths within the UNESCO Biosphere of Lungau with its unique, natural beauty, please look on the interactive cycling and mountain bike map shown here.
Golf - only a short drive away
The 18 hole golf course of St Michael / Katschberg lies adjacent to the village of St Margarethen. Blending perfectly into the beautiful landscape, the course features ponds, wetlands and floodplains which combine to challenge professionals and amateurs alike. The course is regarded as one of the finest in Austria with wonderful, flat fairways and natural obstacles. The club also boasts a 9 hole 'practice' course, which runs parallel to the main course.