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The Salzburger Saalachtal valley

The Salzburger Saalachtal valley in the northernmost part of Pinzgau is home to four resorts, each offering something to suit every taste.

Fun and sporting action are guaranteed in Lofer and Unken.
By contrast, pure nature and genuine relaxation await in St. Martin and Weißbach.

The four resorts:


The ‘hiking village’ of Unken is the gateway to Pinzgau and the Salzburger Saalachtal valley. With a small ski resort and outdoor pool, Unken has something for all the family to enjoy. Walks of all difficulty ratings are accompanied by a toboggan run and various traditional festivals and events. The local church is situated in Pinzgau’s Jakobsweg (Way of St. James) and is well worth a visit.

St. Martin

St. Martin is an idyllic holiday destination with rural and architectural delights to explore. A walk to the famous pilgrimage church of Maria Kirchental or the Vorderkaserklamm gorge are highly recommended in this small and pleasant town.


The ‘hiking village’ of Weißbach is truly a holiday resort for well-being. A visit to the Seisenbergklamm gorge is highly recommended. The Weißbach nature park offers guests a range of themed walks as well as market day and the Werkstatt Nature Park.


Lofer is the perfect holiday resort for a summer or winter holiday at 626m above sea level. A market with a history, holiday traditions and the picture-perfect backdrop of the Lofer mountains. In spring, summer, autumn and winter, Lofer is the ideal starting point for excursions by bike or on foot. Flat cycle paths and walking trails run through meadows and forests and alongside rivers and streams. The Augustenpromenade runs along the banks of the Loferbach brook while the crashing waters of the Saalach are accompanied by a wooden walkway.

The Saalach is one of the best known and most challenging canoeing routes but also attracts anglers and rafters. From the gently rolling meadows around the Lofer to the craggy Lofer mountains, it is this variety which makes the Lofer and their surroundings so unique.

In winter, the large community of skiing and snowboarding fans come together at the cable cars and lifts of the Lofer mountains to enjoy some exercise on the well-maintained pistes, surrounded by an untouched mountain world.

To round off your visit to the holiday destination of Lofer, we also recommend a leisurely stroll through the centre of the town. Panels detailing historic background information appear at various points and on some of the traditional buildings. The guesthouses, cafés and restaurants serve up many Austrian and international treats and delights. And be sure not to miss out on the lively events in the town centre in summer and the sociable après-ski offers in winter.