Nature paradise in the south of Salzburg

Heartfelt hospitality and typical regional cuisine, countless opportunities to experience the mountains and nature, clean air and clear mountain water – a region doesn’t get more authentic and original than this. Summer and winter, spring and autumn: This land is a natural jewel, ideal as your personal retreat for a well-deserved escape from the daily routine.

Pure winter idyll in Lungau - Salzburg

Biosphere means habitat.

Yellowstone National Park, for example, is just one of the UNESCO-designated Biosphere Regions.

As are Ayers Rock in Australia and the Galapagos Islands. These are the most prominent examples, which means it is very special for the Lungau to be counted as one of their peers. More marvelous still: Lungau didn’t have to change a thing in order to be proclaimed a Biosphere Region. It is a role it simply grew into.

Natural beauty,

as far as the eye can see ...

Protect, utilize and shape – these are the fundamental principles of Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau. With a focus on preserving biological diversity and regional cultural values, and developing the region hand-in-hand with local residents.

We look forward to your visit, sincerely

The Lungau

Life in harmony with nature

Lungau is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, packaging its vast array of treasures under the apt umbrella of “Naturalness”. As the southernmost district of Salzburg and due to average elevations above 1000 meters, Lungau captivates everyone with its extraordinary climate conditions. From the awakening of nature in springtime to wonderful summers that are not too hot, to the magical golden hues of autumn and winters when the cold temperatures don’t inhibit anyone from getting out and exploring the snowy countryside:

Biosphere Reserve Lungau is an absolute charm in every season.