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.

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"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

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!



Places in Salzburg's Lungau

Mit der LungauCard erwartet Lungau-Urlauber inThe 15 individual villages offer perfect vacation conditions due to its particularly wind-protected location as well as the ideal sea level of over 1,000 m on average.  der Sommersaison eine riesengroße Vielfalt.

Events in Salzburg's Lungau

You don't have any plans for today? Then take a look at our calendar of events, in Salzburg Lungau there is always something to experience.You don't have any plans for today? Then take a look at our calendar of events, in Salzburg Lungau there is always something to experience.

being.genuine. in Salzburg's Lungau

Relaxing and decelerating, both are possible in Salzburg's Lungau, both "Still" and "Sparkling". The offers on the theme of "being.genuine." guarantee a deceleration of all senses.

LungauCard Winter

With the LungauCard, Lungau vacationers can expect a huge variety in the winter season.

UNESCO Biosphere reserve

This important award stands for the special quality as a natural region as well as for the quality of life, for the preservation of old traditions and the cultivation of the own culture.


"Pictures say more than words" - so let yourself be enchanted by our impressions of the Lungau natural & cultural landscape. The Salzburg Lungau is only more beautiful when you experience it "live".

Customs & Tradition

The vacation region of Salzburg's Lungau is famous for its lively customs culture. Here, alpine traditions and customs still play a central role.


The presence of people in Salzburg's Lungau has been secured by individual finds since the younger Stone Age. Learn more about the history of the Lungau.