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Excursion destinations around Örglwirt's holiday world in the Salzburg region and in Austria © Shutterstock

Attractions in the Lungau and Salzburg region

Excursion ideas for your holiday in Mariapfarr, Austria

In Mariapfarr and the surrounding area there are numerous attractions for a rich and varied vacation at Örglwirt’s Holiday World. From cultural landmarks to breathtaking natural wonders, you will find it all and more here.

Castles and Palaces

Finstergrün Castle in Ramingstein © Shutterstock

Finstergrün Castle

The protestant Burg Finstergrün is a place for adventure and fun for the whole family and it offers people of all faiths the opportunity to enjoy many activities, such as a ropes course to explore in the forest. You may take an hour long tour at specified times to learn all about the life and work of Countess Margit Szàpàry.

Distance: approx. 20 Min.

Moosham Palace © GA Service GmbH

Moosham Palace

The origins of the fabled Moosham palace date back to Roman times. The palace and the museum can be explored on guided tours. Special tours are also offered for children.

Distance: about 15 minutes.

Mauterndorf Castle in Lungau © Shutterstock

Mauterndorf Castle

Enjoy learning about life in the middle ages with your family at castle Mauterndorf. Guided tours are available by audio guide.

Distance: about 10 minutes.
Samsonumzug in Salzburg's Lungau © Ferienregion Lungau


in Salzburg's Lungau

"Samsonumzüge" are unique to the Lungau region and are special traditions that date back to the 16th century.  “Samson” the giant is a hero from the bible and the symbol of the Lungau.  The winner who pulls the over 80 Kilo weights must accomplish a true tour de force, performing Samson’s dance.
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More half-day excursions

  • Wallfahrts museum Mariapfarr
  • Mariapfarr Dampferl  (slow train)
  • Tamsweg museum
  • Bundschuh / Thomatal museum
  • Denkmalhof Maurerhaus in the Cedar House
  • Silberbergwek Ramingstein

Full-day excursions


The almost 35 kilometre long Nockalmstraße trail with 52 switchbacks is a special attraction for nature lovers. The unique mountain scenery in the national park with big spruce, larch and pine forests form a picturesque backdrop. 

Distance: 45 Min.

Nockalmstraße © Shutterstock

Salzburg city

A visit to Mozart‘s city of Salzburg is always worth the trip. Here you can follow Mozart’s foot steps to experience the special atmosphere of the city, shopping, visiting museums, taking horse-drawn carriage rides around the city or just simply strolling through the historic streets.

Distance: 80 Min.

Mozart city of Salzburg with Hohensalzburg Fortress and old town © Shutterstock

Ice caves Werfen

Experience the magnificent Eisriesenwelten and the labyrinth of caves with a total length of 40m. The ice cave in Werfen is the largest ice cave in the world.

Distance: 45 Min.

Ice caves Werfen © Shutterstock
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