Main community of Salzburg's Lungau
Tamsweg, the main community within the Lungau region, is located in the southernmost corner of SalzburgerLand, at an elevation of 1,024 m. The community has around 6,000 inhabitants and offers its visitors a fantastic range of recreational activities in a largely pristine natural setting. Experience a holiday with a touch of nostalgia – marvel at the giant Samson; the unique shooting event at Preber Lake, in which competitors shoot not at the target on the lakeshore but its reflection on the surface of the lake; or St. Leonhard Church, which is one of Austria’s most important pilgrimage churches.
Summertime in Tamsweg
In the Preber sports and recreation area, the Moorland Trail will bring you to the 1,514 m high Preber Lake loop, where you’ll find a lovely trail that circles around the lake. The gorgeous mountain backdrop—in particular, 2,740 m high Preber mountain—will inspire you to explore the great hiking opportunities the area has to offer.
The Lungau Folk Heritage Museum in Tamsweg displays an array of interesting cultural artifacts and is home of the famous giant Samson figure. We also invite you to sit down for a chat with the locals and experience a truly unique sense of hospitality.
Cycling and biking fans will love the altitude here and will find Tamsweg an excellent starting point for the diverse network of biking routes. For trekking bikers, the 340 km long Murrad Trail guarantees an incredible tour. Tamsweg is an ideal starting point for the area’s numerous well-marked hiking paths as well. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere is something that Tamsweg takes very seriously. Nestled in a heavenly mountain landscape with numerous meadows and forests and fresh, healthy air, Tamsweg and its lovely surrounding countryside offer both parents and kids the perfect place to relax and have fun.
Winter feeling in Tamsweg
The picturesque area around Tamsweg offers you a fantastic range of winter sports opportunities. Tobogganing and the natural toboggan run on Preber mountain provide great fun for the whole family. A ski tour on the majestic Preber will leave you with a breathtaking vacation experience. Cross-country fans have the opportunity to ski around Preber Lake on a system of beautiful high trails that traverse snowy alpine meadows. All of these trails also boast snow conditions you can always rely on. Our exciting variety of leisure and sports adventures leave nothing to be desired. For an unforgettable winter experience, just bundle up with some warm blankets for a romantic sleighride. Or, if you prefer activity, take a stroll through the winter wonderland along one of our well-groomed winter trails. Finally, our “BadeINSEL” indoor-outdoor adventure pool guarantees a fun holiday experience for everyone.