+. Small, cosy holiday resort
+. Free access to Kristall swimming pool
+. With welcoming farmers markets
+. Near the Krimmler waterfalls
+. At the foot of National Park Hohe Tauern
Wald im Pinzgau is located in Austria in the Oberpinzgau on the Gerlos Pass on the border of the Austrian states of Salzburg and Tyrol (Zillertal Austria) at an altitude of approximately 900m. Wald im Pinzgau is a pleasant small town which forms a single municipality with Königsleiten.
Wald im Pinzgau
Wald im Pinzgau has a supermarket, a bakery with an Internet cafe, a bank, the ‘Pfifferlingplatzl’ child care centre, various restaurants, a sports shop called Sports & More Unterwurzacher, a mineral museum and the Kristallbad swimming pool. The swimming pool has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool with sunbathing areas and deck chairs, a covered slide, an extensive sauna, wellness rooms and fitness area that can be visited at an additional charge. The swimming pool also has a restaurant, ‘Kristallstüberl’. The ‘stube’ (pub) is attractively furnished and can be accessed both from the swimming pool and from outside. A good place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack or a simple meal.
The Sports & More Unterwurzacher sports shop is located in the centre of Wald Im Pinzgau, at a walking distance of theAlpin Chalets/Maisonnettes Schöneben. Here you can rent various summer sports articles or buy standard, mountain or trekking bicycles. To cycle effortlessly over the mountains and valleys.
Active (family) holiday
Wald in Pinzgau in summer is very special. The sunny southern slopes make it a beautiful walking area that borders on to the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest nature reserve in central Europe with 1800 m².
Hohe Tauern National Park
You can take wonderful guided walks and hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The Hohe Tauern National Park includes sections of Salzburgerland, East Tyrol and Carinthia and is the largest protected nature reserve in the Alps with its 1800 m² and has no fewer than 10000 animal species! A large section of the Hohe Tauern National Park is an alpine area. The highest summits of Austria can be found in this region: the Großglockner (3798 m) and the Großvenediger (3674 m) and the longest glacier of the East Alps: the Pasterzenkees. The high mountains invite you to enjoy an active holiday. They are undoubtedly amongst the most beautiful hiking areas of Austria. We strongly recommend that you also visit the Hohe Tauern National Park Centre in Mittersill.
The "Hohe Tauern Card"!
The National Park will be issuing the Hohe Tauern Card as from the summer of 2010. This card will offer you excellent options to come to know the National Park and its different places of interest better. You will be able to visit no fewer than 160 places of interest and activities for a single price with this card. Examples are different fortresses, castles, museums and exhibitions in the region.
There are also many picturesque bicycle and mountain bike routes that are clearly signposted. Wald im Pinzgau is located at the well-known Tauernradweg that starts in Krimml at an altitude of 1,100 m. The route is along the Salzach and the Inn to Passau. You will see many imposing mountain landscapes and occasionally brave a short but challenging slope during the 280 km route.
The highest mountains of Austria
The highest mountains of Austria in the Hohe Tauern National Park with its mighty glaciers are ideal for touring. Reaching the summit will give you an adrenaline boost.
Flying Fox, Hochseilgarten (High wire garden), mountaineering, etc.
The Alpin Adventureschule Unterwurzacher in Wald Im Pinzgau is more than willing to arrange a fun challenge: Flying Fox, Hochseilgarten, Canyoning and Klettern. Or opt for alpine lessons, tours (one day or multiple days) under the guidance of fully state-qualified teachers. The years of experience, technical know-how and personal knowledge of the teachers guarantee a fantastic adventure.
The Krimmler Waterfalls
During your stay in Wald im Pinzgau you should really pay a visit to the Krimmler Waterfalls. They are the highest waterfalls in Europe measuring 380 metres in total. The waterfalls are located near the village of Krimml at approx. 8 minutes by car from Wald im Pinzgau.
The WasserWunderWelt theme park can be found at the waterfalls. The name, WaterWonderWorld, already provides a clue that water is the main feature of this park. The different attractions in the park will teach children of all ages how water works. The power of water is demonstrated through practical experiments.
Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, Pinzgau Local Railway
The Pinzgauer Lokalbahn (Pinzgau Local Railway) has been restored to its former glory! The Pinzgauer Lokalbahn is a 760mm gauge narrow-gauge railway in the Austrian province of Salzburg. In 2005, the line suffered major flood damage between Bramberg and (Vorder)Krimml. The line has since been fully restored, and connects Zell am Zee in the Salzachdal with the town of (Vorder)Krimml. For a range of interesting excursions, why not hop aboard this local train? How about a nostalgic journey through the snow-clad Pinzgau region? Ski enthusiasts can take the train all the way to the Hollersbach Panoramabahn cable car. The gondola then takes them you to the famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. A refreshing change from the ski bus! The nearest station can be found in the tab ”location” provided on the website at the accommodation description. More information and ticket prices, Pinzgauer Lokalbahn.
The Salzburg state
Seven locations in Salzburg state are really worth visiting. There is something for everyone. The available attractions range from ice caves to the Salzburg’s castles and palaces. Four historical buildings are especially worth visiting. Visit these buildings and experience the adventure and the culture of the past or visit the ice caves. These caves were created by subterranean water through erosion that lasted million of years and which later were taken over by the ice cave system. There are no caves like it in the whole world. Get to know old Austria by visiting a unique open-air museum near Salzburg. Here you will find 70 original buildings, including authentic farms and aromatic herb gardens. You should definitely visit the Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. During one of the many walks you can become acquainted with this region.
The beautiful 18-hole Mittersill-Stuhlfelden golf course is located in Mittersill, only 25 minutes by car from Wald im Pinzgau. Play golf while you enjoy the view of the mountains, lakes and rivers with large quantities of trout! The Kaprun Golf Course, with its 36 fairways and greens, is located in Zell am See 45 minutes away by car from Wald im Pinzgau. The 'Schmittenhöhe' and 'Kitzsteinhorn' courses, named after various mountains in the region, make up the largest golf resort of the Austrian Alps. You can also play golf in Kitzbühel, right in the middle of the impressive mountain landscape. The golf & country club Rasmushof is located approx. 55 minutes by car from Wald im Pinzgau. The fairways and greens of this 9-hole golf course are perfect for beginners, but there are also plenty of challenges for more experienced players.
Kristallbad swimming pool | Pre-school day-care centre | Outdoor centre | Various bus connections | Sports shop | Bicycle rental | Bakery | Internet cafe | Supermarket | Hairdresser’s | Post office | Bank | Cash dispenser | Chemist | Doctor | Hospital (Mittersill approx. 21 km)
Distance to cities and villages
- Neukirchen am Großvenediger approx. 10 minutes by car
- Hochkrimmel approx. 15 minutes by car
- Königsleiten approx. 15 minutes by car
- Mayerhofen approx. 45 minutes by car
- Zell am See approx. 50 minutes by car
- Kitzbühel approx. 55 minutes by car
- Innsbruck approx. 1 hour and 25 minutes by car
- Salzburg approx. 2 hours by car
- The distance from Munich to Wald im Pinzgau is approx. 185 km
- The distance from Brussels to Wald im Pinzgau is approx. 966 km
- The distance from Paris to Wald im Pinzgau is approx. 1029 km
Nearest airports: Innsbruck (approx. 105 km) | Salzburg (approx. 142 km) | Munich (approx. 225km)
Nearest train station: Wald im Pinzgau (Within walking distance of the village center) | Mittersill (approx. 21 km) | Jenbach (approx. 63 km)
From Mittersill, you can take the bus to Wald Im Pinzgau.
International dialling code: + 43
Dialling code: (0)6565