• Sport in Lofer

  • Leisure options for children

  • Tradition & Culture

  • White water in Lofer

Lofer - In the centre of Salzburg’s Saalachtal 

Leisure options and activities 


Even though it’s the smallest town by area with just over 55 km², Lofer with its population of around 2,000 is the most populous of the four Saalachtal township, and thanks to its central location is also the centre of life in Saalachtal.

Hiking, biking, mountaineering, climbing, swimming, Nordic walking and many other activities on your summer holidays in Lofer or skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, tobogganing and winter hiking or snowshoeing and more on your winter holidays in Lofer - the region offers a sheer endless range of leisure options!

But there is also plenty going on in Loferer Waterworld. The outdoor pool Steinbergbad Lofer awaits young and old with an adventure pool, wild river and large family area. And those who come not just to relax in the cool waters, can simply grab a paddle. Because Saalach River has plenty of challenges in store for kayakers and rafting fans.

In winter many holidaymakers come here in addition to winter sports fans, to simply take a leisurely stroll through the town centre and go window shopping. Sample some regional treats in our taverns and restaurants offering Saalachtal cooking, or simply enjoy the romantic atmosphere.

Attractions around Lofer 

Maria Kirchental

The pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental, also known as "Pinzgau Cathedral", is located at 900 metres altitude amidst the Loferer Mountains and is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Salzburg.

It is certain that Maria Kirchental features the largest inventory of art historically significant votive images. The around 1,200 votive tablets, mainly dating back to the 17th and 18th century, have all been restored.

Saalachtal Natural Wonders

In Salzburger Land, at the foot of the two Loferer mountain ranges and the Leogang Mountains as well as at the foothills of Steinernes Meer, nature has created bizarrely shaped cliffs, raging waterfalls and one of Europe’s largest cave systems, all within a very small area.

Just two kilometres from each other – nestled among Pinzgau’s Saalachtal – you’ll find the three extraordinary natural landmarks: Vorderkaser Gorge, Seisenberg Gorge and Lamprecht’s Cave – more commonly known as the "Saalachtal Natural Wonders". With your Saalachtal Summercard benefit from free admission to Vorderkaser and Seisenberg Gorges.

These attractions created by nature can be reached via state road 311 as well as by bicycle via the Tauern bikeway directly from Salzburg or Saalfelden.

Almenwelt Lofer

A very popular destination for families is Almenwelt Lofer. All year long - spring, summer, autumn and winter - you’ll find rest, relaxation, sports and, above all, plenty of fun here!

All those who enjoy doing sports will be rewarded with unparalleled mountain panoramas and culinary delights in the mountain inns and huts.

TIP: With the Salzburger Saalachtal Summercard use of the Almbahn I + II lifts, which will take you up to the Almenwelt quickly and in comfort, is free - also with your bike!

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