- Further information about hunting
Hunting – Do you nurish and cherish hunting?
Go deerstalking and be close at nature, in the true sense of the word. There are two hunting areas in the Lungau, which we offer You during your holidays to go hinting. Here you find – depending on season – black-, and capercaillie cock, roe deer, chamois, red deer, European mouflon and groundhog.
Good Fishing! – Fishing in the mountains or at the pond
A fishing expedition is a gorgeous relaxing experience in the idyllic Lungauer mountains. Breath the clear Lungauer air while You are fishing at a glistening pond or just watch the burbling stream. This calmly, reflective moments while waiting for a fish to bite belong to the most beautiful moments you can experience in the Lungau. Many different fish species are domestic here and surely sweeten your fishing expedition.
The animals have to come home
The ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain patures into valley in autumn is a very special custom and a yearly recurring necessity. It’s the coming back of the cattle (cows, sheeps and goats) from the alpine pastures in the autumn back to the stable before the winter is coming. The time to come back for the cattle depends on region and weather conditions. In the Lungau this all usually happens around the 24th of September. It’s a type of thanksgiving of the farmers, in which the cattle is gratefully decorated with flowers.
Further information: Lungauer folk culture
Leave small footsteps
The UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Salzburger Lungau and the Carinthia Nockmountains is austrias youngest UNESCO biosphere reserve. It exists since July 2012 and he extends over 2 austrian federal states. The appreciation belongs an alp-landscape with peaks up to 3000 m, which are typical for the Austrian Central Alps. In the 1500 km² big area the natural landscapes alternate with the human-created landscapes. The area has 33.500 inhabitants today. The tourism is the most important economic factor, but not nearly the only. Agriculture and forestry play an important part too.
Go on a cruise with the “Dampferl”
Two times per week the “Mariapfarrer Dampferl” starts at the tourism association Mariapfarr. During a trip into the Blue a stopover is made at a restaurant. Here you can enjoy regionally gastronomic specialities, while the children have fun at the playground. Extra tours are possible from up to 4 persons. Registrations are made at the tourism association Mariapfarr.
The “Mariapfarrer Dampferl” offers much fun for all.
Further information: Tourism association Mariapfarr
Outdoor-fun in the natural reserve
The natural reserve Riedingtal is located in the municipal district Zederhaus, which is just a few minutes by car from Mariapfarr. The highest elevation is on 2711 m above sea level. Directly at the entrance You can see the lake “Schlier” and the 2.266 m high Rieding-peak. An infozone, an observation deck, a themed path – the natural reserve offers hiking for all different levels of difficulty. Widely and well secured valley-hikes are an experience for the whole family. Highalpine steep paths increase the adrenaline supply and encourage to new adventures. Numerous lush meadows and comfortably cottages invite You to rest and to eat some regionallygastronomic specialities.
Further information: Natural reserve Riedingtal
Asphalt-cruising with the car, motorbike or racing cycle
The nearly 35 km long street leads in 52 sharp bends through the unique european natural reserve with the biggest stock of firs and arolla pines of the East Alps. Motorcyclists and cabrio-lovers love the distinctive appearance – the round “nocks”, which are unique in the whole Alps. Along the slope You can find many hiking paths, information zones and playgrounds for children too.
Further information: Nockalm-street
One of the main reasons for a holiday in the summer in the Lungau are the hiking opportunities, especially the alpine pasture hikes. The Lungau is one of the regions with the most alpine pastures in austria.
Every step and every breath of air stand up for the statement, that the Lungauer mountains and alpine pastures are a boon for soul and body. Don’t forget to watch the domestic flora and fauna. If You listen closely, it is not uncommon that You can hear the whistling of a groundhog.
Further information: Alpine pasture hike Lungau
Enjoy the landscape – without struggle
Even if You don’t do bicycling as competitive sports, You get Your money’s worth in the bicycling paradise Lungau. About 300 E-bikes wait for You at 50 renting stations, to take them and make a romantic trip into the Lungauer landscape. Because of ca. 100 bike-docking stations, many competetent bicycle technicians and an enormous ÖAMTC breakdown service, nothing blocks Your blithe bicycling tour.
Of course we offer plenty of biking cards, which help You planning your trip. Even the „Tour de Mur“ from the Lungau until the Styrian “Bad Radkersburg” gets a comfortable trip for the family by e-bikes.
Further information about renting stations, Docking stations, service points, breakdown service and e-bike transport: E-Bikes in the Lungau
Go on a cruise comfortably
Child’s eyes shine at the view on the steaming locomotive and adults enjoy the ride with the railway through the Lungau. In between June and September the historical Taurach locomotive drives from Mauterndorf to St. Andrä and back again. The special fun for the whole family,with visiting the historical cockpit of the train. Buggys can drive for free. At the homepage of the society club 760, who rents the rail line since 1982 You find the Travel times and further interesting information.
Further information: Club 760 – Taurach locomotive
Iron founding in wonderful landscape
The furnace museum opens between May and October and reminds on the once major iron industry in the Lungau. In the end of the 19th century it was one of the most important mining territory of the region. The furnace from Bundschuh was blasted in 1867. 1903 the era of iron ore mining stopped in the Lungau. Today the restored furnace opens for interested visitors. Visit the interesting circular path around the museum, which leads you to the varlets restaurant, the lime kiln and the residence of the varlets and smiths.
Further information: Furnace museum Bundschuh