SalzburgerLand: 6 hidden summer treasures is written by The editorial staff.
Views, home baking and active holiday in the SalzburgerLand
In the middle of it Austrian Alps - in the area called SalzburgerLand - lies hidden summer treasures waiting to be discovered. From the locals' special tips on the perfect panoramic view or authentic home baking to unique walking and cycling routes.
The sun rises and sets on top of the Hochgründeck in Wagrain-Kleinarl
The best place to experience a sunset - or sunrise for the early risers - has to be the top of the Hochgründeck. Here you have a fantastic and picturesque view in all directions Wagrain-Kleinarl.
Best of all must be to visit the Heinrich-Kiener-Haus, which is a hut on top of the mountain. So only when you have taken the proper amount Pictures of the disappearance of the sun or ascent of the landscape. But then you can also enjoy regional delicacies in the cottage.
Hiking in SalzburgerLand - came down to the ground high above Lofer
En hiking in the Alps have you probably heard of before. But one of the locals is now revealing his favorite place, where the surroundings radiate alpine idyll and invite you to take a break from everyday life or from the hike. Bräugföllalm is the place. And you'll just pass by if you walk away Lofer til Grubhörndl - en hike, which both large and small can participate in.
Here the view over the valley is absolutely spectacular, and nature shows itself from its best side - whether it is sunrise or a mysterious fog, where the mountain peaks from Steinernes Meer and Loferer Steinberge shoot out in the background.
The secret of Pongauer Dom in St. Johann
Cultural history in the center: Experience the two-towered church Pongauer Dom with the Gothic wooden sculptures, which are a landmark for St. Johann im Pongau. It was first mentioned in 924, and after the market fire of 1855, Pongauer Dom was rebuilt from scratch.
But what is the secret of Pongauer Dom? The local bat called “Große Mausohr” uses the church as a kindergarten! Every year a huge amount of new bats are born in the church. In June 2010, an expert from Salzburg's nature conservation department counted 850 bats. It is an absolute record for bat kindergartens in Salzburg that you can experience when visiting Pongauer Dom.
Find the perfect panoramic view in Zell am See-Kaprun
The combination of glacier, mountain and lake is a guarantee of spectacular views - and here you can take the most beautiful holiday photos. Three amazing spots with even more amazing panoramic views come here:
- After a hike of almost an hour and a half from Thumersbach on the eastern shore of the lake cell you come to the cozy inn Berggasthof Mitterberg, where you can also enjoy a spectacular panorama of the lake, located between the Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe.
- The "Top of Salzburg" platform on the Kitzsteinhorn is 3.029 meters above sea level. This vantage point is easily accessible to anyone with a cable car and has the most beautiful views of an impressive sea of mountain peaks.
- Schmittenhöhe is the local mountain in Zell am See and lives more than up to its reputation as a perennial favorite among the panoramic mountains of the SalzburgerLand with views of more than thirty 3.000-meter peaks - 360 ° panorama included.
Then it's just about getting off to SalzburgerLand, enjoying the view and creating unforgettable holiday memories.
Traditional baked goods in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
Back in time, Pinzgau Blad'l used to be a common dish on the menu of local farmers. They were deep-fried, stacked and brought out into the field to the workers during the harvest. Blad'l is an example of traditional local homemade food, and they are something very special - also in Pinzgau.
Not everyone dares to try to cook that type of pastry anymore, however Lisbeth Breifuss in the Rammernalm mountain hut in Voderglemm, Blad'l serves according to an original recipe from her mother-in-law - and she uses the right to enchant both locals and visitors.
Delicatessen in SalzburgerLand: Taste "Marzipan Alps" in Obertauern
Now that we're at the eateries, another local tip - and an often overlooked Austrian specialty - is Rahmkock. According to locals in Obertauern, it must be tasted in the alpine hut Twenger Alm. Rahmkock is a traditional alpine dessert made from butter, sugar and flour. The locals also call it the "Marzipan of the Alps". It is typically served in the southern part of SalzburgerLand - preferably with a hot cup of coffee.
Welcome - and good trip to SalzburgerLand in Austria!
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