daily grind or genuine timeout?
The crystal-clear mountain air practically teases your nose. Beautiful alpine pastures and intact nature, teeming with plants, berries and herbs, make Salzburger Lungau a true treat for the senses: including delicious farmhouse products, nature experiences and moments of happiness you will never forget. Relax and unwind – both are possible in Salzburger Lungau, both“still” and “sparkling”.
- Genuineness. Winter offers
- Genuineness. Summer offers
Rejuvenation the moment you inhale
The demands of daily life and our careers are becoming greater and greater. We are constantly expected to improve output, while stress is increasing. Many people feel empty, exhausted, fatigued and burned out: The need for peace, quiet and relaxation is growing. Between mountains and valley, people feel cosseted and protected here in Salzburger Lungau, and once again begin to sense who they truly are. The intact nature and tranquility of Lungau’s mountain world awaken primordial instincts and support us in our search for, and discovery of meaning.
Ultimately, it is all about catching our breath. In both senses of the word. Relaxation and regeneration in Salzburger Lungau begin the moment you begin to inhale the clear-as-glass mountain air. The Lungau, whose 15 picturesque towns and villages all lie at or above the 1000 m mark, isn’t just the sunniest region in Austria, it is also essentially a climatic island. Its location between the mountains of the Radstädter Tauern and Carinthian Nockberge ensures that Lungau is well sheltered from the prevailing winds and there is barely any fog. That said, best air and water quality area guaranteed part of any Lungau holiday package. The mountain air also alleviates respiratory complaints and optimizes endurance training.
More quality of life through exercise
Exercise in the open countryside is the best way to escape the outside world and re-energize your life. Salzburger Lungau offers you countless possibilities for all tastes to help you do just that.
The sonorous jangle of cowbells, a meadow full of swaying cotton grass and the sight of a mountain lake with ripples brushing across its surface: This is what perfect recreation in Salzburger Lungau looks like. Actually, the region boasts around 60 alpine tarns: nestled between cirques and forests, high pastures, cliffs and summits. Discovering them all is like a treasure hunt, with each precious gem never failing to surprise, never losing its attraction. The joy of a freshly discovered tarn immediately sparks curiosity for the next one. A broad, clearly marked network of trails certain to avid hikers and mountaineers, as well as those merely out for an extended walk, offers tours certain to appeal no matter what you are in the mood for that day, no matter whether it’s sunny or overcast. And if you prefer to feel a headwind in your face, simply hop on the saddle of your bicycle, mountain bike or E-bike. Not to mention an array of other activities including golf, rock climbing, paragliding or horseback riding.
A significant distinction
Back in 2012, Salzburger Lungau was declared a “UNESCO Biosphere Reserve”, making it part of an illustrious club that includes Yellowstone National Park and the Galapagos Islands. The southernmost region of Salzburger Land is an absolutely pristine environment with very distinctive traditions and high biodiversity: Anyone who knows Salzburger Lungau personally, also knows that those rather aloof words actually refer to one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you can imagine. The word “biosphere” denotes a habitat of exceptional value to mankind, the environment, the economy, as well as deeply rooted heritage and traditions.
As the third and largest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Austria, Salzburger Lungau is a model region for sustainable development. For holidaymakers, this distinction guarantees an authentic holiday experience: Those who value distinctive traditions and ecological variety, will feel right at home here. But the high quality of life is also reflected in delectable specialties and regional dishes, which are served up at various celebrations that include Prangstangentragen in Zederhaus and Muhr, Samson Parades, and Schafaubratl`nduring Harvest Festival.