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Holidays far from the maddening crowd

Holiday escapes to st martin chalets in Salzburg Lungau

Salzburg Lungau is nestled the heart of Austria. It’s where time has stood still, and a unique tranquil way of life has converged with an area of exquisite natural beauty in perfect harmony. Our chalet holidays offer a serene retreat amidst idyllic landscapes, far from the beaten tourist path.

The UNESCO biosphere region of Salzburg Lungau

One of the most unique regions in the European Alps! Salzburg Lungau is recognised for its natural beauty by UNESCO who have designated it a Man and Biosphere Reserve. It’s impossible not to talk about Lungau without singing its praises, it is one of the finest Alpine regions and packed full of nature and wildlife with over 60 mountain lakes, intact moor landscapes and towering peaks, which is why it has UNESCO Biosphere status.

Salzburg Lungau winters

Whether you’re on or free-riding off-piste, back-country touring or cross-country skiing then st martin chalets is the perfect base for your winter holidays in the Austrian Alps! Winter holiday in your own authentic Austrian st martin chalets in Salzburg Lungau, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Austria, which is still very much the same today as it has been for decades. No long lift queues, quiet slopes, no hectic, loads of sunshine and crystal-clear mountain air. Lungau is right in the heart of Austria’s Southern Alps and enjoys snowfall from both the north and the south, which makes ours one of the most snow-sure resorts in Austria. A wide-ranging network of winter hiking paths also invites our wintertime guests to set out on unforgettable winter snow-shoe hikes and tobogganing adventures.

Culture and tradition in Salzburg Lungau

St Michael is a working Austrian village unlike some of the other regions of the Tyrol or French Alps. We’re most definitely not a man-made tourist village. Customs and traditions are cultivated and experienced. For example, the tradition of giant wooden Samson figures or the carrying the awesome 6-meter-high flower poles ‘Prangstangen’ is well known beyond the local area and are part of our cultural heritage. If you come in autumn, you can experience the cattle and sheep being driven down from the pastures. But behind all this tradition, St Michael is a working village. Forestry and agriculture are important sources of income as well as tourism. Costumes such as Lederhosen and Dirndl are part of everyday life because they are comfortable, hard-wearing and very attractive! Salzburg Lungau is a special place where time has stood still, where locals and guests sit together at one table and enjoy real homemade Austrian cuisine and atmosphere.

Sights in Salzburg's Lungau

There's loads to explore

Castle Mauterndorf Mauterndorf Castle was built in the 13th century and was the historical and cultural center of Salzburg's Lungau for a long time. Our tip for you: On a medieval tour you can not only explore the castle, but also learn a lot of exciting facts about the history of the castle.
Giant ice world Discover the largest ice cave in the world when you visit the Eisriesenwelt inwerfen. The cave system stretches a total of 42km and impresses with a mystical atmosphere.
Hallstatt Nestled between the walls of the Dachstein massif and Lake Hallstatt lies the now world-famous market town of Hallstatt. From the st martin chalets you only need an hour by car to Hallstatt - perfect for a day trip.
Salzburg The cultural heart of the Salzburger Land beats in Salzburg. Mozart's birthplace with its museums, art galleries and cultural events is worth a visit at any time of the year.

Experience Salzburg Lungau!