Mariapfarr/Fanningberg in the summer

Mariapfarr/Fanningberg in the winter

Mariapfarr in Summer

The picturesque Mariapfarr in Austria is a beautiful village at an altitude of no less than 1120 metres. Here in the Lungau region, you can get to know the friendliest side of the Tauern Mountains. In summer, the Alpine pastures blossom and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the crystal-clear mountain lakes. This is also the perfect location for a variety of sports. Choose from horseback riding, swimming, or various hikes in the area. From your chalet on Fanningberg, you can even discover the beautiful nature that the region has to offer.

About Mariapfarr/Fanningberg in the Summer

There is also no lack of culture at Mariapfarr in Austria. A pilgrimage museum, traditional granaries and ancient castles adorn the Lungau region. Take one of the farm excursions or experience an exciting trip on the steam train. Children will enjoy the best outdoor adventures in Outdoorparc Lungau.

Are you ready for some more relaxation? In the huge Samsunn wellness centre of no less than 1800 m², you can enjoy ultimate relaxation in the various saunas, steam baths and whirlpools. Experience an unforgettable holiday in Mariapfarr, the sunniest place in Salzburgerland.

About Mariapfarr in the summer

  • Authentic village in the Lungau region
  • Beautiful outdoor pool
  • Taurachbahn steam train
  • Various hiking and biking possibilities

In Mariapfarr

In the picturesque village of Mariapfarr in Austria, you will find all the facilities you need for a comfortable holiday. In addition, you can enjoy many culinary highlights in the villages around Lungau. You will find excellent restaurants with authentic Austrian cuisine. In many restaurants, the staff even wear unique, traditional costumes. A highlight in Mariapfarr to visit in the summer is the centuries-old centre, which was already named in charters in the 10th century. Be sure to walk into the beautiful church, which will not only impress with its beautiful tower but also with its neatly renovated interior. From your chalet in Fanningberg, the walk to the village is long but the beautiful view is worth it. A well-known walking route leads you from the historic market square to nearby Mauterndorf. During the walking route, you will pass the impressive castle of Mauterndorf. Be sure to make a stop at one of the atmospheric restaurants in the region. There are also several restaurants and shops in the village. Order a delicious bread at the bakery, admire the tasty meat products at the butcher's, or make a selection from the specialities of the Austrian region.

Amenities in Mariapfarr in Austria

Mariapfarr in Austria has numerous facilities for a fantastic holiday. For example, there are numerous bus lines connecting the various villages, there are scooter and motorbike rentals available, and you will also find various hiking and biking trails. For your daily shopping, you can stop in at the bakery and the supermarket. There is also a post office, as well as a bank and an ATM. For further sports activities, check out to the beautiful outdoor pool or the neatly landscaped tennis court. You can also glide in Mauterndorf and there is an exciting steam train on the Taurachbahn.

Activities in Mariapfarr in Austria

During a stay in a chalet in Mariapfarr, you will not be bored for a moment with your family. In the surrounding area, you’ll find a wide range of activities to enjoy. Fly fishing in the Longa, the exciting Outdoorparc Lungau am Nessieteich in Fanning, e-bike rentals and horseback riding in Bruckdorf or swimming in the beautiful swimming pools in the area. We list the different activities in the region.

Steam train on the Taurachbahn

Want to take an adventurous ride through the mountain landscape of the Alps? Then take the steam train on the Taurachbahn, the highest narrow-gauge railway in Austria. Between June and September, the historic steam train runs through the Taurach valley, between Mauterndorf and St. Andrä. In addition, you can bring your bike for free. So you can enjoy a fantastic ride on the outward journey with the steam train to St. Andrä, while on the return journey you can take a wonderful bike ride.


Would you rather a different kind of view? Mauterndorf is home to Austria's highest glider airfield. From this airbase, you can make the most spectacular flights over the beautiful mountains. First, the plane is towed into the air. Once in the air, you will take an unforgettable gliding flight.

Swimming in the outdoor pool

For a refreshing dip in the water from your chalet in Fanningberg, you can visit the beautiful outdoor swimming pool with its cascading waterfalls, an adventure slide and various rapids. Next to the swimming pool, there is a tennis court and minigolf. Ther are also swimming pools in nearby villages, including Mauterndorf, St. Michael and Tamsweg.

Natural lakes in the mountains

Do you prefer swimming in natural water? Between the huge mountains of the Alps are several crystal-clear mountain lakes where you can swim. For example, visit the beautiful Lake Preber See. This lake is about 20 minutes from your chalet in Mariapfarr, at 1540 metres altitude.

Active family holiday

The mountains of the Lungau region are ideal for an active holiday with the whole family. The well-signposted, numerous hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty that lead to various mountain huts are the ideal basis for an exciting holiday. In addition, there are excellent mountain biking and beautiful Nordic walking trails. At the tourist office, you can obtain clear and comprehensive hiking and mountain bike maps. In addition, the hut guide is essential for anyone who wants to make adventurous mountain trips.

Horseback riding

For horseback riding, Lungau is the right holiday destination. There is an extensive equestrian network no less than 100 km long. Thanks to the sunny climate, riders can enjoy the perfect conditions on their horseback rides.


Golf lovers travel to St. Michael. Here, you will find a 27-hole course for hours of golf fun. Furthermore, in St. Margarethen, 5 km away, there is an extensive 9- and 18-hole golf course at Golfclub Lungau. The spacious practise greens and the 9-hole par-3 are the ideal spots for both beginners and advanced golfers.

Wellness centre for ultimate relaxation

Would you like to relax completely during your stay in a chalet in Mariapfarr? Then go to the huge Samsunn wellness centre of no less than 1800 m². Here you will find steam baths, saunas and comfortable whirlpools. You can also enjoy a pleasant massage and physiotherapy. Your mind and body will relax completely here.

Historical celebrations

In order to experience unique Austrian culture, a visit to one of the historical festivals that take place every year is highly recommended. The Mittelalterfeest in July is probably the best known of these. For two days, Mauterndorf returns to the Middle Ages. You will find plays by actors in appropriate costumes, music, a medieval market and plenty of people. It’s a special thing to experience!

Lungau Outdoor Park

For an adventurous experience with the whole family, Lungau Outdoor Park is a must. Guests both young and old will experience exciting adventures on the outdoor course. There are two climbing rocks, a long cable car for the little ones, a flying fox, a team course with a giant swing and a street soccer field. There are also delicious snacks available. It’s the ideal place for a day out with the family.

Use the Lungaucard

When staying in a chalet in Fanningberg you can always use the free Lungaucard. With the Lungaucard you can enjoy numerous discounts and various free entrance fees for activities in the area. As soon as you arrive at the chalets, you will receive the Lungaucard. This gives you discounts on the entrance to Mauterndorf Castle, Minigolf Mauterndorf or the outdoor swimming pool, among other things.

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