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Enjoy an unforgettable summer in Sankt Margarethen

By: Simon la Lau at 19 June 2024
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A stay in Sankt Margarethen in Austria at the foot of the Aineck is one you'll never forget. This is due in part to the wide variety of activities you can undertake in or around the village. We've compiled a list of activities for you in this blog, making it easier for you to experience an unforgettable summer in Austria!

Hiking and Cycling

Located near the Aineck, Sankt Margarethen's surroundings invite you to embark on various stunning hiking and cycling tours. Especially appealing to hikers and cyclists are the green fields in the region and the area around the Mur river. Along the riverbank lies the Murradweg, a beloved cycling route in Austria. During this bike ride, you can snap photos of the beautiful nature you pass through!

Moreover, the Mur river is known for its numerous rapids, perfect for enthusiasts of rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. If desired, these activities can even be guided by a river expert. Prefer a more relaxed pace? Opt for a leisurely afternoon of fishing.

Horseback Riding

If horseback riding is your preference, then Sankt Margarethen is the place for you! In the Lungau region where the village is located, there's an extensive network of bridle paths spanning over 100 kilometers! So, pick a sunny day and enjoy a horseback ride with your family, friends, or partner.

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A happy girl on a horse

Swimming (and More)

Sankt Margarethen itself doesn't have a swimming pool, but there are pools in nearby villages like Mauterndorf and Tamsweg. Mauterndorf boasts an outdoor pool complete with slides, waterfalls, and rapids, which is incredibly fun for children. Additionally, you can play tennis and mini-golf here.

If the weather isn't great or you simply prefer an indoor pool, you can head to the BadeINSEL in Tamsweg. Here, you have the option of both an indoor and outdoor pool, and there's also a good restaurant where you can enjoy a meal. Furthermore, this facility offers tennis, mini-golf, and beach volleyball.

Apart from the two aforementioned options, you can also choose to swim in natural waters amidst the towering mountains of the Alps in a crystal-clear mountain lake. The beautiful Prebersee lake offers exactly what you're looking for! Situated about a 20-minute drive from Mariapfarr at an impressive altitude of 1540 meters.


About 5 kilometers away from Sankt Margarethen, in Sankt Michael, lies one of Austria's most beautiful golf courses. Located at an altitude of 1015 meters, this golf course offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainous scenery. The golf center features both an 18-hole course and a 9-hole course, catering to both beginners and experienced golfers.


The Lungau region is also a popular base for motorcycle enthusiasts looking to explore the Austrian Alps. A must-try is the ride to the Großglockner. This route, with 36 hairpin bends, takes you to an altitude of 3798 meters, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view!

Mauterndorf Castle

After all the 'motorized excitement,' if you're seeking the tranquility of antiquity, you're in the right place in Sankt Margarethen. Mauterndorf Castle is located near the village and is a well-known attraction. Here, you can enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the castle, as well as exhibitions, museums, and interactive tours!

The church in nearby Mariapfarr is also a famous sight in the Sankt Margarethen area. It was in this church in 1816 that the world-famous 'Silent Night, Holy Night' was composed by Joseph Mohr. Besides the castle and the church, it's recommended to visit the splendid Moosham Castle in Sankt Margarethen itself.

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Mauterndorf Castle


During your summer vacation in Sankt Margarethen, you can enjoy many discounts by using the LungauCard. This card offers discounts on various activities and is valid from June 1st to October 31st. An indispensable addition if you're vacationing with your family in this part of Austria and want to save on your outings.

Also, check out our blog on how much you can save with a summer card during a 10-day trip to Austria.


All in all, a summer vacation in Sankt Margarethen offers something for everyone, from adventurous activities to cultural discoveries. With the LungauCard, you'll also save a considerable amount of money. So, pack your bags and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable summer in beautiful Sankt Margarethen!

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