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.