Enjoy a fantastic summer holiday in Sankt MargarethenThe summer thaw means there’s plenty to keep you occupied during a holiday in the warmer months. A friendly atmosphere and exciting attractions ensure you’ll have a great stay. Crystal clear mountain lakes await you on scorching summer days, while brilliant bike trails mean you can explore the great outdoors in style. There’s no shortage of day trips, activities and excursions for you to tick off your list during your stay in Sankt Margarethen, making it a dream destination for all ages.
Sankt Margarethen in Austria is a superb summer holiday destination. This village is beloved by young, old and everyone in between and serves as a family-friendly holiday hub. During your stay in one of our apartments in this region, you’ll really start to savour the authentic Austrian charm of the place and be planning your next trip in no time.
About Sankt Margarethen in the Summer
Facilities Sankt MargarethenWhen you holiday in Sankt Margarethen you can count on all the ingredients for a first class stay. All the essentials you need to enjoy your time away are right on the doorstep, including amenities like a supermarket for stocking up on groceries, restaurants and cafes for laid-back lunches and dinners, and much more besides.
- Tourist Information: handy for grabbing cycle and hiking route information
- Restaurants: there are half a dozen restaurants to choose from in the village
- Small supermarket
- Several sports shops
ActivitiesA stay in Sankt Margarethen in Austria is sure to be one you’ll never forget. This is in no small way due to the dynamic range of activities you can enjoy during your stay here. There’s something for everyone and below, you’ll find a pick of the best for all ages to enjoy.
Hiking and cycling in the great outdoorsSankt Margarethen in Aineck invites you to get out and explore. This holiday region is known for its green fields and meadows, not to mention the stunning sight of the River Mur. Beautiful surroundings during your hike. You can cycle along the banks of the river if you wish or take the route on foot. There’s a wealth of first-rate paths and trails to go exploring along during the summer, so you’ll never find yourself short of new adventures when you visit.
Horse ridingAre you a horse lover? You’ll love what’s on offer in Sankt Margarethen and nearby. In Lungau, there’s a horse riding network that stretches for more than 100 kilometres. Horse riding is especially popular thanks tot he dry and sunny weather you can expect when you visit during the summer months.
SwimmingIn Sankt Margarethen there is no swimming pool, but there’s no need to be alarmed as there’s pools aplenty in the nearby villages of Mauterndorf, Mariapfarr, St. Michael and Tamsweg. Mauterndorf has an outdoor pool with slide, while there’s also rapids to enjoy. Children will definitely thank you for a visit! Want an indoor option in case of rain? In Tamsweg, you’ve an ideal indoor alternative. There’s an outdoor pool here as well, just in case the sun returns after the rain, while a restaurant is on site so you can fill your stomach after enjoying a long swim. Tennis, mini golf and beach volleyball can all be enjoyed here as well.
GolfOnly 5 kilometres from town is the village of St. Michael, boasting its own golf centre. Lungau Golf Club has an 18-hole course, plus a 9-hole one. At an altitude of more than a thousand kilometres, you can enjoy a game of golf like no other, with stunning scenic views. It’s possibly one of the most beautiful courses anywhere in Austria. Beginners and more experienced players alike will love it here.
MotorbikingLungau is a popular starting point for those looking to discover the Austrian Alps atop a motorbike. The trip to Großglockner by motorcycle is an absolute must! The route boasts more than 30 hairpin bends, taking you to an overall height of more than 3,790 metres. You’ll struggle to match the viewpoint from this height during your trip to this charming part of Austria.
Water SportsWhen the weather permits, it’s hard not to delve into the deep with water sporting activities. The Mur River is known for its rapids and makes an ideal place to enjoy rafting, kayak rides and canoeing. If you’re a beginner, you can opt for a guided lesson or ride. Would you rather enjoy the peace and quiet while you take it all in by the water? How about a spot of angling for an afternoon?
Castle TourIf you’re a fan of architecture, particularly historic landmarks, then Sankt Margarethen is the place to be. This part of the Lungau is known for its castles, museums and churches, with Mauterndorf Castle standing as one of the most iconic. In 1816, the famous Christmas hymn, ‘Silent Night’ was composed here by Joseph Mohr – just one great titbit you’ll learn during your tour of this enchanting building. There’s also a narrow gauge railway to experience, with steam trains running from Mauterndorf to St. Andra during peak summer season. Of course, there’s a host of popular destinations you can disembark at along the way.
EisenstadtPining for the city? A trip to the unique city of Eisenstadt will satisfy your urban cravings. It’s a few hours away by car, but the trip is certainly worth it. The versatile capital of Burgerland is packed with stunning sights and landmarks, with the medieval castle serving as the jewel in the crown of this historic city. There’s also a Franciscan monastery waiting to be explored, not to mention a number of beautiful vineyards in the vicinity.
LungauCardIt’s easy to save money and see plenty when you visit this part of Austria thanks to the LungauCard. This discount card allows you free entry at many attractions, plus big discounts on exciting activities. Valid from 1 June to 31 October, it’s perfect for families and big groups looking to cram as much as possible into their stay.
Chalets in Sankt MargarethenA chalet is the ideal choice of accommodation for a stay in Sankt Margarethen. Our range of chalets has plenty to offer every guest, with fully equipped properties that can comfortably accommodate between four and six people apiece. Here you can make your base as you get out and explore this inspiring piece of Austria, with all the comforts of home at your disposal so you can choose to lounge around and enjoy your holiday home if you choose. Enjoy a long soak in the bath after a busy day outdoors, read a book on the balcony and soak in the scenery, or cook a delicious dinner for fellow guests as you reminisce about your day. You’ll lack for nothing when you book accommodation with ChaletsPlus.
How to get to Sankt MargarethenSt Margarethen is more than 1,000 kilometres from Utrecht, with convenient access to the highway a mere 8 kilometres from the village itself. Sankt Margarethen itself is easy to reach by car, although you can also make use of nearby train stations and airports if you’re arriving in from further afield.
- Tamsweg, 12km
- Salzburg, 108km
- Klagenfurt, 120km
- München, 275km
- Innsbruck, 284km