The Lungau region

365 days – an all year-round playground!

St Michael is ideal for everybody who is looking for peace and quiet and wants to experience Austria up-close. Thanks to its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainable development, Lungau was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2012. It is a wonderful place to relax and let go for the whole family.

St Michael is a working Austrian village unlike some of the other ski regions of the Tryol or French Alps. It is not a man-made tourist village. Customs and traditions are cultivated and experienced. For example, the tradition of giant Samson figures carrying the '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 ski tourism. Costumes such as Lederhosen and Dirndln are part of everyday life because they are comfortable, hard-wearing and very attractive! Locals and guests sit together at one table and enjoy reasonably-priced homemade Austrian cuisine.

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Nature in Lungau

Nature with a special charm

The valleys of the Lungau are very natural and have a special charm. Whether you're hiking through flowers in spring, or bathing in a mountain lake close to the sky at 2,000m, you're always surrounded by fauna and flora. Or come in September/October to witness the deer rut in the Riedingtal nature park. A real natural spectacle!

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Summer in the mountains – Hiking in Obertauern – st martin chalets

In the Alps

Numerous possibilities

The Alpine area is made up of several chains of mountains including Speiereck, Katschberg, Aineck, Fanningberg und Obertauern. The mountain landscape includes a wide range of different elevations and terrain, meaning there are many possibilities for skiers and hikers. There are different degrees of difficulty, from the easiest walks to hiking high in the Alpine peaks. The hikes are usually well signposted. If you would rather plan your own route we can help. Alternatively, you can take advantage of our hiking guides.

Culture in Lungau

Be enchanted!

Lungau is full of culture and history. There are two famous castles which are nearby. Mauterndorf Castle was the parental home of the German air force leader, Herman Göring. Moosham Castle is known for its witch hunts which have been documented in an Austrian study. Today it is often referred to as the "Witches' Castle".
You can visit both castles and even have supper there.

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Experience Lungau close up!

Lungau is beautiful both in summer and winter. Holidays are possible all year round.

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We are proud of our guests' experiences. These are reflected in our fantastic guest reviews and our TripAdvisor title 'Lungau's Best Chalet Provider'

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What is there not to like?

What is there not to like? 5* accommodation, great hosts and more things to do than you can shake a stick at. Currently sitting in the Panorama Alm drinking coffee whilst brushing the fresh powder off the jacket.

P Ward, Surrey / UK

The greatest place for an action packed holiday

The greatest place for an action packed holiday, just to chill out or anything in between. So much to do in beautifull surroundings.

J Royston / via Facebook

Once you are in, you never want out

There is one problem with a St Martin chalet, once you are in, you never want out. Life is so easy with the food delivered, restaurants taken care of and in case you run out of wine a handy racks full at the reception. The comforts of your own home, the family around you, the amazing food of Lungau region, the laid back atmosphere and the magic scenery. We went twice and we are looking to return again and again and again.

A Samulewicz / Budapest

The BEST holiday ever

Jodi! thx a million. the BEST holiday ever. it was perfect. nvr thought perfection existed but yes it does. it was amazing. one line to describe it would be A whole new World – from aladdin. haha. it was mind glowingly beautiful. love u guys. can’t wait 2 get back for the snowboarding in winter!!

S Palanivellu / Singapore

Now, I have added another thing to my Bucket List: returning to st martin chalets!

I planned for almost a year to find the perfect place to complete the #1 item on my Bucket List. I had aspired to dive in the GrunerSee. st martin chalets made it come true. They were able to do anything that I needed or wanted. When I arrived, they had already contacted a divemaster for me (Leo Maierhuber was wonderful). The area is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. Now, I have added another thing to my Bucket List: returning to st martin chalets!

P Hallett / via Facebook