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SalzburgerLand – beautiful, naturally
Untold vacation opportunities
Why decide upon just one thing, when you can have it all? The SalzburgerLand offers vacationers a vivid variety of wonderful excursion destinations, great wellness hotels, rustic alpine huts, cozy farmhouses, unique natural wonders, famous sights and imposing landscapes. Things become possible here that you can only dream of in other places: mountaineering, hiking, pilgrimages, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, relaxation, canyoning, rafting, horseback riding and sometimes even flying.

Summer in the Hills and the Salzburg Almenweg Nowhere else is the density of alpine huts as high as it is here in the SalzburgerLand: over 1800 active hill farms and mountain huts, with 137 of these currently being certified “Summer in the Hills” huts, all of which invite you to stop in, relax and enjoy. Certified huts must meet very stringent criteria: they are original and authentic, are only accessible via non-public byways, they have animals grazing nearby, offer home-produced regional products and comply with hygiene and drinking-water codes. www.almsommer.com New Paths – Hikes and Pilgrimages A clearly marked network of hiking paths crisscrosses the entire province. True to its motto “From hut to alpine hut on the gentian’s trail”, the Salzburg Almenweg makes its way for 350 km sheer across the beautiful Pongau region, with over 120 alpine huts where you will be greeted with open arms and treated to the best the region has to offer. The trail guide, with a detailed description of the 31 stages (starting point, type of surface, trail-time and distance, degree of difficulty, description, refreshment opportunities, elevation profile, sightseeing tips) can be ordered free of charge from www.salzburger-almenweg.at. Furthermore, this same Internet platform also provides 3D views and an aerial picture of each stage. Complete tour data can also be downloaded from the Internet to your GPS device. Pilgrimage paths and trekking trails, such as the Salzburg St. James’ Way, the Arnoweg and St. Rupert’s Pilgrims’ Trail, always take you out amid impressive natural scenery and sometimes in discovery of new personal insights. SalzburgerLand Card – see more, experience more The SalzburgerLand Card entitles you to free admission to over 190 sights, attractions and natural monuments throughout the province and even in Salzburg City for 24 hours: from Hellbrunn Palace to adventure pools and spas, to mountain lifts and even the WasserWunderWelt aquatic theme park in Krimml. Further Details: www.salzburgerlandcard.com Farm Holidays – authentic getaways Being able to spend a few days amid moos, baas and cock-a-doodle-dos is exciting for everyone, not just for the kids. While the youngsters are out in the field playing games, searching for four-leaf clover and making new friends, the grown-ups can unwind out on the SalzburgerLand State Board of Tourism I A-5300 Hallwang bei Salzburg I Wiener Bundesstrasse 23 I Postfach 1
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sunny terrace or perhaps take a short hike on their own. 310 inspected farms that have specialized in such areas as babies & children, health, organics or horseback riding, guarantee that no wish ever goes unfulfilled. Dream Bike Routes – Touring Tips One of the most popular routes for bike-tourers is undoubtedly the Tauern Bike Path. At the point where the Krimml Waterfalls – the highest in central Europe – thunder down into the depths below, you will find the start of one of the most magical bike tours in Austria. With a total length of 270 km, the Tauern Bike Trail takes you across the SalzburgerLand and into Bavaria. Yet another hot tip for cycling fans is the Mozart Bike Trail. Blending sports, nature and culture, families and casual cyclists are able to explore some 450 km from the SalzburgerLand to Tyrol and Bavaria, punctuated along the way by important milestones in the life of Mozart. Mountains & Biking – an irresistible combination Out on around 4,000 km of mountain-bike trails that offer all levels of difficulty, bikers in the SalzburgerLand can quickly log those vertical meters whilst experiencing magical landscapes from lofty elevations. Unbeatable: the Pinzgau Cycling & Mountain-Bike Region with its famous Glockner Route, the Bike Park in Leogang, the adidas Freeride in Hinterglemm and the 6 km-long “X-Line” freeride course from the summit of the Schattberg to Saalbach. Just as spectacular and variety-packed is Mountain Bike Park Wagrain. Seemingly created for an extended weekend or a short getaway is the multi-stage Salzburg Almen Tour. True to its motto “3 days – 30 alpine huts”, the three-day tour from the Lammertal to the Salzkammergut has all kinds of variety in store for mountain-bike enthusiasts. NEW! Beginning in the summer of 2009, mountain bikers have the opportunity to tackle the Watzmann-Hochkönig Tour in ten days, taking you to some of the most beautiful peaks of the SalzburgerLand and Bavaria. Eddy Merckx Classic – a world-class biking event After having successfully hosted the 2006 Cycling World Championships, a world championship-caliber biking event once again stands on the program: the “Eddy Merckx Classic 2009”, a bike marathon that does all honor to the most successful competitive cyclist of all time – Eddy Merckx. And so, on September 6, 2009, a large field will make its way to the start of the third edition of this bike-marathon which starts and finishes in Eugendorf. Additional details about this bike event are available online at www.eddymerckx-classic.com. Golf Alpin – Pitching & Putting plus Beautiful Nature Guaranteed Golfers definitely get their money’s worth here in the SalzburgerLand. From a picturesque course at the gateway to Salzburg, to the sporty relaxation of 9-hole courses and yet other courses with the full 18 holes, golf fans will find everything their hearts’ could possibly desire. And thanks to the Golf Alpin Card, you can enjoy the rich variety of Salzburg’s participating Golf Alpin clubs at great prices.

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Cool Heads – in and on the water The SalzburgerLand is a paradise for bathers where, even on those hot days of summer, you will be able to enjoy a refreshing dip in 180 natural lakes, 22 lake resorts and 60 openair pools – and the water is always outstandingly pure. The palette of opportunities for aquatic sports is also huge: Whether sailing or canoeing, surfing or diving in the Salzburg Lake District, on the picturesque lakes of the Salzkammergut or on the Zeller See. Whether adventure-packed rafting, canyoning, fishing or kayaking on the Salzach, the Saalach, the Lammer or in a mountain stream, the SalzburgerLand is a paradise for fans of all kinds of water sports. Alpine Wellness – the healing powers of the mountains The eleven certified feel-good oases in the midst of Salzburg’s mountain world are as genuine and authentic as they come: Kneipp spas on streams, massages with mineral- and herbal oils, or perhaps fragrant baths of alpine flowers of hay blossoms, all promising pure relaxation. With the world’s biggest open-air fitness center – the mountains – right at your doorstep, accompanied by healthy culinary specialties, the healing power of the mountains is able to attain its full potential. www.alpinewellness.at Harvest Festival 2009 – “The Flavor of Salzburg” From August 29 until October 26, 2009 – now for the 14th time – the over 2,000 Harvest Festival events in 78 communities celebrate a bountiful harvest and the end of summer. Colorful parades of cattle returning from summer grazing, farmers’ markets, delicious specialties and folk music captivate visitors and locals alike. In keeping with the motto “The flavor of Salzburg”, you can look forward to an array of culinary highlights that are guaranteed to please during Harvest Festival 2009. www.bauernherbst.com

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