Ingeniously Authentic – Experience Wagrain

Discover the mountains, culture and breathtaking nature on your holiday in Salzburger Land, Austria.

One thing is for sure: if you're interested in the Wagrain area for your holiday, you must already be familiar with its many wonderful benefits. Pristine alpine nature, rustic chalets and huts, hiking trails and via ferratas, ski slopes and cross-country ski trails thrill guests in both summer and winter, and invite you to experience the great outdoors. 

Wagrain is just the place for anyone who loves the sun and mountains. Our motto: "Get out of the city and get ready for summer fun in the Salzburg mountains!"

But Wagrain also has so much to discover beyond its nature, sports, mountains and skiing. Did you know that Wagrain has a connection to the world's most famous Christmas carol? Are you familiar with Karl Heinrich Waggerl's writings? And would you like to see traditional, rural handicrafts up close? Experience all of this and so much more in Wagrain.

Winter holidays in Wagrain

... pure skiing fun in the Snow Space Salzburg ski resort 

Here in Wagrain, you can truly enjoy a well-deserved winter holiday. Skiing fans from all over the world choose the Snow Space Salzburg ski resort because of its perfectly groomed slopes that vary in difficulty – from easy trails for skiers young and old to challenging World Cup slopes. On more than 210 km of slopes spread across 12 peaks and 5 valleys, you will love skiing this resort even in the pre- and post-season thanks to modern snow making systems and the unique altitude.

Summer holidays in Wagrain

... first-class active holidays in the Austrian Alps!

The mountains around Wagrain are a playground for any mountain lover. The Hohe Tauern National Park is not far from us — conveniently experience all that summer has to offer from your home base here. The incredible nature and landscape means excellent hiking, bike adventures and climbing fun for everyone.

Numerous hikes — from leisurely food-themed hikes to thrilling summit tours — take you through pristine, breathtaking scenery: to crystal-clear alpine lakes and past rustic chalets that are the perfect spot for a break and a bite to eat.

Wagrain is well-known far beyond Salzburger Land as a popular destination for biking fans. Whether you prefer mountain biking, race biking or e-biking, you are sure to find an excellent trail for your holiday. Looking for an extra adrenaline rush? Be sure to check out the Bikepark Wagrain, one of the best downhill parks in Austria.

wagrain AND ITS HISTORY
Customs & tradition

One famous resident of Wagrain is Karl Heinrich Waggerl, considered one of Austria's most significant poets and writers. The author of such novels as "Brot" and "Mütter", he lived in Wagrain's Kirchboden area. Today, you can visit the Waggerl House museum in his former home.

Another tip is a visit to the Farm Museum. Here you can learn about traditional craftsmanship and rural life in times gone by.

A SONG KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD
Wagrain & "Silent Night"

"Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright..." – everyone is familiar with this world-famous Christmas carol.

What everyone doesn't know, however, is that “Silent Night” has a very special connection to Wagrain. Lyricist Josef Mohr was parish vicar of Wagrain for a number of years, cared for the community's needy and is even buried at the Wagrain parish cemetery. Evidence of his time here can be found in many places throughout Wagrain: the "Pflegeerschlössl" houses a Silent Night Museum and the Josef Mohr School keeps the memory of the pastor and lyricist alive.