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Lungau mountain lake in summer
Watercourse in the Lungau mountains

Vacation in Mariapfarr

Holiday resort Mariapfarr - holidays in the sunniest place in Austria

The municipality of Mariapfarr in Salzburg's Lungau is the sunniest place in Austria and a climatic health resort. The village is surrounded by the mountains of the Lungau and guarded by two "sleeping giants" at 1,120 m above sea level. Spend your vacation in Mariapfarr - the third largest community in the Lungau - and experience the hospitality and tradition of the place.

Many cultural and sporting events and opportunities await you here during your holiday, such as the Samson Meeting, the parade of the mythological giants, which is characteristic of the Lungau holiday region.

Pilgrimage church, museum and Silent Night Museum

Cultural holiday in Mariapfarr

The pilgrimage church in Mariapfarr has a centuries-old tradition in Marian pilgrimage and was reopened on August 15, 2016 after 2 years of renovation work. The highlight of the pilgrimage to the parish church "Our Lady" in Mariapfarr was in the Baroque period, but people still make pilgrimages to us today. For example, a five-church pilgrimage is organized by the museum association. The parish church is the original spar of the Lungau.

Carrying the "Samson" is also part of the tradition in the Lungau region. The Samson has been documented since 1635 and represents a giant who is said to have superhuman strength in his hair. It is our heritage that takes place year after year.

The Silent Night Museum is right in the arcade courtyard near the vicarage and includes documentation about Joseph Mohr, the author of the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night". Mohr wrote the text in Mariapfarr in 1816. Discover this special cultural heritage during your holiday in Mariapfarr!
Samson meeting
Customs are very important in the Salzburg Lungau
The Hotel Post Örglwirt is located right next to the Mariapfarr pilgrimage basilica
This is Örglwirt's sun guarantee: If the sun doesn't shine for at least 1 minute on a day, we'll give you one night's accommodation for your next summer holiday. Minimum 7 nights.

Hiking on holiday in Mariapfarr

Wonderful Lungau mountains

The surrounding star-shaped hiking valleys such as Weißpriach, Lignitz, Görich, Lessach can all be reached by car or the valley bus. The Weißpriachtal is particularly worth a visit, here you can expect fantastic turquoise water, great hiking opportunities - paths that can also be used with prams - and many mountain bike and e-bike routes - simply a dream!

In the Göriach valley with a village of huts, the Landawierseen are recommended. The Lessachtal also offers hikes to beautiful mountain lakes and cozy rest stops at managed huts.
 There are plenty of hikes for children and families in Salzburg's Lungau.

"Sonnenlehrpfad" walking path in Mariapfarr

in the sunniest place in Austria

With 9 display boards and descriptions of the history of the sun and solar energy, the sun educational trail stretches over 4 km through Mariapfarr. The sun educational trail can be used with prams and is therefore ideal for a small circular hike during your family holiday in Mariapfarr.
Tobogganing with the whole family in Mariapfarr

Holiday in Mariapfarr in winter

Skiing, winter hiking, tobogganing...

In winter, Mariapfarr impresses above all with its top location near 5 ski areas in the Salzburg region - from Obertauern via the Großeck/Speiereck and the Aineck to the Katschberg and the Fanningberg. Here you are spoiled for choice. Would you rather carve comfortably over wide pistes or do you prefer to conquer fast, steep slopes in a sporty way? During your holiday in Mariapfarr none of this is a problem. These ski areas are open to you with the Lungau and Lungo ski pass, and the ski bus is also included!

But that's not all, the varied winter fun has no limits in Mariapfarr. 44 groomed cross-country ski trails and guided ski tours, numerous toboggan runs and winter hiking trails, curling and much more. waiting for you here.

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