Viehhofen: Idyllic Alpine village with excellent infrastructure

Viehhofen is a picture-postcard mountain village, located in the foothills of the Grasberge mountain range and surrounded by a stunning Alpine panorama. At the heart of the Pinzgau region in Salzburg, just 80km from the city of Salzburg itself, lies Viehhofen in the Glemmtal Valley between Zell am See and Saalbach Hinterglemm. The Alpine village is framed by Europe’s highest grass-covered mountains, the Oberer Gernkogel, the Schmittenhöhe and the Sausteigen range. From the summits, hikers and skiers have amazing views of the Hohe Tauern National Park with the Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. Viehhofen is the perfect starting point for a holiday in tune with nature. The central location of the village at the entrance to the Glemmtal valley puts the various regions of the Salzburger Land within easy reach. At the same time, the quiet village makes for a peaceful, restorative refuge after adventure-filled days in the great outdoors. The wonderful tranquillity of a charming Alpine village and the central location are the main reasons why holidaymakers choose to stay in Viehhofen.

Winter: skiing and so much more

Several ski resorts are located around Viehhofen, all within easy reach of the village. From the ski circus of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, you can ski right down to the centre of Viehhofen. The downhill run through the entire ski resort measures 7.5km. From the other side of the Glemmtal valley, you can also ski down to Viehhofen, on a run that takes you from Schmittenhöhe down to the valley. To get from Viehhofen to the ski resort, hop on the free ski bus. Saalbach Hinterglemm is a Ski World Championship location and offers everything you need for a successful skiing holiday.  270 km of pistes will leave you spoilt for choice. There is a piste for everyone – or you can head straight for one of the round tours of the ski circus. Other ski resorts such as Schmittenhöhe, Zell am See/Kaprun or Kitzsteinhorn are also within easy reach. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, guests in Viehhofen may also go on idyllic snow-shoe hikes, cross-country skiing tours or enjoy some ice-skating. For a leisurely winter holiday, spend the day on a long winter hike and the evening in front of the open fire in your holiday accommodation.

Whether summer or winter, Viehhofen is the perfect starting point for your holiday in the Salzburger land. If you opt for a holiday rental in Viehhhofen, you are in for some authentic Austrian Alpine lifestyle. This peaceful village provides rest and relaxation and offers you the opportunity of enjoying the traditional hospitality of the Pinzgau region and its people.

Freeride Paradise in Saalbach Hinterglemm | copyright: saalbach.com, Mirja Geh
Freeride Saalbach Hinterglemm, copyright: saalbach.com | Mirja Geh

Sommer idyll in a sunny hillside location

A perfect location between the hot spots of the region, in the foothills of the Grasberge mountain range: from Viehhofen, it takes no time at all to reach a truly unspoilt natural setting. Enjoy the stunning mountain panorama that is all around you, or go on a mountain hike for even more breath-taking views. Viehhofen is a great starting place for hikes that take you to altitudes of 2,000m and more. Make your way across lush mountain pastures to reach the summits of the surrounding mountains, passing plenty of wonderful resting places along the way where you can drink in the glorious views. Mountain chalets are also dotted around and offer the perfect opportunity for sampling the local delicacies. How about a “Bauernkrapfen” served with sauerkraut, or a platter of regional cheeses and sausages? A locally made stone-pine schnapps will put some fire in your belly and motivate you to tackle the next section of your route.

The mountain panorama around Viehhofen is not just ideal for family walking tours, but also harbours a fantastic network of cycling and mountain bike trails. A one-of-a-kind adventure is the Glemmy Offroad Park, located further down the valley towards Saalbach Hinterglemm. This is an off-road terrain for quads that spans no less than 60,000m²! Hop on your quad and conquer this steep terrain with tight curves and mighty gradients – great fun for beginners and experienced quad bikers alike! Another highlight is the archery sports park next to the Glemmerhof inn. After a short introduction, this is your chance to make the forest your own with a bow and arrows! Make sure to wear appropriate shoes.

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