A Summer Escape in SalzburgerLand

STORY BY Debbie 1st May 2024

Exploring the Alpine Charms of SalzburgerLand

As tradition dictates, the Austrian province of SalzburgerLand welcomes the arrival of Almsommer (Alpine summer) with open arms, marking the occasion the weekend prior to the solstice. Nestled away from the cultural buzz of Salzburg, this region boasts bucolic landscapes adorned with lakes, mountains, flower meadows, and forests, offering a tranquil retreat for nature enthusiasts. National parks, farm tastings, and an array of attractions, from salt mines to castles, await exploration, along with countless enchanting villages exuding authentic hospitality.

Summer in SalzburgerLand

Embark on an adventure through the stunning Alpine scenery with the new SalzburgerLand Gravel Tour, launching in May. Gravel bikes, gaining popularity among cyclists, offer the perfect blend of on- and off-road riding, promising freedom, nature, and fun at every turn. Choose between two routes, “die Harte” (the hard one) or “die Zarte” (the gentle one), both starting and finishing in Salzburg, or opt for a one-day cycling excursion to soak in the beauty of the landscape. All routes are conveniently available on Komoot.com, seamlessly connecting with SalzburgerLand’s extensive network of trails. Accommodation options abound, catering to cyclists of all preferences and needs.

“To The Mountains!”—SalzburgerLand’s longstanding motto beckons visitors and locals alike to immerse themselves in nature at their own pace. One of the highlights of the region is the Salzburg Almenweg (Alpine Pastures Trail), a 350km, 25-stage trail offering mesmerizing views of majestic peaks, including Austria’s highest, the Grossglockner. Delve into the heart of the Pongau region, exploring 120 Alpine pastures along the way, and savouring the local terroir in quaint villages and mountain huts.

Summer in SalzburgerLand


Looking ahead, SalzburgerLand anticipates a summer filled with captivating events and celebrations. From the 1100th anniversary of St. Wolfgang of Regensburg at Wolfgangsee to the reopening of Rosewood Schloss Fuschl at Fuschlsee, there’s no shortage of reasons to revel in the beauty of the region. Yoga enthusiasts can indulge in the Breathe the Mountains and Yunion Yoga festivals in Gastein, while adventurers can partake in the Adidas Terrex Infinite Trails running weekend and traditional sheep drives.

Summer in SalzburgerLand

Yoga am Fuschlsee

Saalfelden Leogang invites visitors to reconnect with nature on a new “forest-bathing” hiking trail and celebrates its designation as a UCI Bike region with the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series. Music lovers can groove to the tunes of the Jazzfestival Saalfelden, now in its 44th year.

As the summer season unfolds, Salzburg sets the stage for cultural delights, with the Salzburg Festival of drama and music and the avant-garde theatre and dance performances of Sommerszene Salzburg. Don’t miss the DomQuartier Museum’s exhibition, “The Colours of La Serenissima,” marking its 10th anniversary.

With convenient access via road, rail, or air, SalzburgerLand’s 16 regions are easily reachable, all within two hours of the historic city of Salzburg—home to Mozart, the renowned Summer Festival, and iconic Sound of Music film locations. Discover the beauty of SalzburgerLand this summer!



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