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Things to do
Things to do in St Michael, Austria
If you’re into local culture and sightseeing, there is an endless list of things to see and do in Austria and we can direct you to all kinds of local attractions – both near and far. If you're into the music in Austria, we are only an hour from Salzburg, so opportunities include Mozart’s birthplace as well as numerous art galleries, museums and even Burg Hohenwerfen – the castle famously used in the filming of ‘Where Eagles Dare’ starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. If you fancy spending some time in Salzburg, we could pick you up a Salzburg Card, which gives you all-inclusive access to most of the sights and attractions that Salzburg has to offer. These include:
- Free, single admission to all of the city’s attractions
- Free use of public transport including Fortress funicular, Salzach ship service and the Untersberg cable way
- Discounts for cultural events
- Reduced prices at a number of excursion destinations
Costs (may vary):
- Family Bonus: 3rd child or more (age 6-15) free!
- Adults: 6-day-card: €43 / 12-day-card: €52
- Kids: 6-day-card: €21,50 / 12-day-card: €26
Closer to home we’ve got Schloss Moosham, where they were still trying witches right up until the end of the last century, and 13th Century Mauterndorf Castle. We have two steam railways, including one of the last 760mm, narrow-gauge railways in Austria, plus ancient mills, medieval sites and even tours round a medieval silver mine.
Perhaps Lungau’s greatest assets are its festivals, markets and processions. ‘Pranganstgen’ is an annual custom, which culminates on the 24th June, where as many as 50,000 flowers are collected and woven into floral garlands (originally thought to protect the locals from the plagues of locusts that raged in the region some 300 years ago). In early December we have the beautiful Christkindl markets (well worth combining with some early-season skiing) and the terrifying ‘Krampuslauf’, where to this day giant monsters ransack the town looking for children who have been badly behaved and need a good whipping (some of Austria’s customs would never survive in the UK)!
Or if you fancy heading over into the neighbouring area of Carinthia, you could pick up the Carinthia Card. This gives you:
- Free admission to over 100 of Carinthia’s destinations
- 50% reduction on bus and train fares
Costs (may vary):
- 1 week card: €34 (adults); €14 (kids)
- 2 week card: €42 (adults); €18 (kids)
- 5 week card: €53 (adults); €26 (kids)
- Available at Tourist offices and sales offices in Carinthia