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 1 July to 17 September. The Hochalmbahn operates daily from 09.00 to 16.00. Mountain bikes, dogs and prams/pushchairs are transported free-of-charge.
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.
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 whole family on the Gnadenalm. The flat, pushchair-friendly circular route leads to eight themed stops, which present true events, trivia and curiosities from alpine life and let you experience exciting facts about nature, the animal world and history with all the senses.
A varied summer programme brings parents and children closer to nature: Guided hikes, educational forestry workshops, Mountain Skyver taster courses, cycle tours with guides, mountain yoga and much more.
Scenic high points and attractions:
Idyllic alpine lakes, the Johannes Waterfall, wildlife and leisure park in Untertauern with game reserve, petting zoo, various ball courts, swimming lake, pond area for fishing and pedal boats.
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:
Via the Tauern autobahn from Salzburg-Villach until you reach the exit for Graz; from there take the B99 to Radstadt, then follow the signs to Obertauern (20 kilometres).
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.
Mr Mario Siedler, managing director of the Obertauern Tourist Office
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