Obertauern is located 90 km south of the city of Salzburg at about 1,740 m above sea level in the heart of the High Tauern mountains around the Radstädter Tauern Pass. About 8 km to the north is the town of Untertauern, at 1,009 m above sea level. Tweng is located on the south side of the Pass at 1,233 m above sea level in Salzburg’s Lungau region, 8 km away from Obertauern.
About 40 establishments in Obertauern, Untertauern and Tweng are open during the summer: 4* superior, 4* and 3* hotels, B&Bs, holiday apartments, youth hostels and farm holiday properties.
Summer season: End of June to mid-September
The Grünwaldkopfbahn operates daily between 09.00 and 17.00 from June 30th to September 16th. The Hochalmbahn operates daily from 09.00 to 16.00. Mountain bikes, dogs and prams/pushchairs are transported free-of-charge.
Take the bus for comfortable trip to Mauterndorf, Tweng, Obertauern, Radstadt, and Altenmarkt. Price: € 1.- per trip (same price for adults and children)
Hiking on more than 100 km of hiking trails and to many rustic mountain cabins, mountain pastures and lakes, horse-riding and horse-drawn carriages, fishing, playing golf on seven golf courses within an hour’s drive by car.
Descents with the Mountain Skyver (an all-terrain mountain scooter for adults and children aged 8 years and up), which can be rented with helmets at the cable car stations.
- July 1st, 2018 Prangtag in Obertauern: traditional religious celebration, including a procession accompanied by a band, hunters and the fire brigade
- July 14th – July 22nd, 2018: Summit Meeting with a comprehensive program, including guided tours, action days and many more
- July 29th, 2018: Mountain Mass at Krummschnabel Lake
- August 19th, 2018: Alpine Festival at Gnadenalm
- August 16th – August 19th: Orangemountain–Adventure Bike Meeting
NEW – starting on July 7th, 2018: Stoneman Taurista
A big mountain adventure awaits this summer for experienced mountain bikers: Stoneman Taurista is a 123-kilometres long bike circuit with a total elevation gain of 4,500 metres.
It takes you through the most beautiful mountain regions of the province of Salzburg.
The course is divided into three legs with various checkpoints because everybody who can finish Stoneman Taurista by oneself gets a trophy in gold, silver, or bronze. Depending on how many days it takes the respective biker to finish the entire course, there are “Golden Stones” for doing it in one day, “Silver Stones” for making it in two, and “Bronze Stones” for finishing in three days. The trail’s most challenging leg takes you through the Obertauern region across Seekarscharte. The Obertauern region also includes one of the most beautiful checkpoints–the Johannes Waterfall. The water falls 60 metres and turns into a fine veil of glittering beads. The South Tyrolean Roland Stauder, a former professional mountain biker initiated the Stoneman Taurista.
Mountain pastures, animals, climbing rocks, streams and lakes – for children, the alpine landscape is full of adventure. Family-friendly accommodation, pushchair-friendly hiking trails and low-allergen mountain air are further advantages for family holidays.
“Alles Alm”– the hiking experience for the entire family at Gnadenalm. From 2018 onwards, the flat trail, which is accessible with prams, takes you to ten themed stations presenting true events, interesting and curious facts about life in the Alps and exciting information about flora, fauna, and history that can be experienced with all of your senses. The new stations provide information about the natural environment of the region and wood.
A daily, free summer program introduces parents and children to nature, including many different guided hikes, mountain yoga, courses on how to survive in the wilderness, or herb hikes. Further activities, like training for the Alpine rope course or trips downhill by Mountain Skyver, as well as hikes on horseback and many more are provided for a contribution to cost. New attractions include an e-quad course (5 years and older) or freeride trips with brand new KTM Elektro Motocross bikes.
Scenic high points and attractions:
Idyllic mountain lakes, Johannes Waterfall, fishing at Grünwald Lake or at the river Taurach, free pedal and row boats at Grünwald Lake. Activities at the wildlife and leisure park in Untertauern: wildlife enclosures, petting zoo, various ball courts, fishing ponds and swimming ponds.
Discover Salzburg with the SalzburgerLand Card
About 190 attractions in the city and the province of Salzburg are accessible with this discount card: Mountain railways, forts, castles, museums, lakes and spas, natural experiences, scenic roads, wildlife and adventure parks, sports and much more besides.
- Available as a 6 or 12-day card for €66.00 or €81.00 for adults
- Children aged 6-15 years: €33.00 or €40.50 (free up to 6 years old, children under 6 must pay the child’s tariff to gain entry to some partners)
- Family bonus: The card is free for the third child and above aged between 6 and 15 years old.
Arriving by car
Coming from the north: via Tauern autobahn Salzburg-Villach until you reach the exit for Graz; from there take the B99 to Radstadt, then follow the signs to Obertauern (20 kilometres).
Coming from the south: take the A10 Tauern autobahn from Villach until you reach the exit toll station St. Michael (Exit 104), then take the B99 towards Mauterndorf – Obertauern. Coming from Styria: drive to Leoben, then Judenburg and take the Murtal mainroad (B96) to Murau, Tamsweg, and Obertauern
Arriving by train
The nearest railway station is Radstadt (20 km); take the direct bus from there to Obertauern. The DB-Autozug car train is recommended as a convenient way to travel from Germany. The nearest loading station is Salzburg: www.dbautozug.de
Arriving by plane
The nearest airports are Salzburg (90 km) and Klagenfurt (140 km). There are low-cost shuttle connections to Obertauern from there. Low-cost flights from several German, Dutch and Belgian cities to Salzburg and Klagenfurt, with TUIfly among other airlines. Munich Airport is 220 km away.
Interview partner: Mr Mario Siedler, managing director, Obertauern Tourist Office
More information: Obertauern Tourist Office, tel. +43-(0)6456-7252, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.obertauern.com
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