Austria’s Most Beautiful Mountains at the Edge of the "Hohe Tauern" National Park

Summer holiday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Glacier, slate, mountain lakes and lots of natural water. In Pinzgau’s Grass Mountains you can hike for days and always enjoy new views! Your hunger for action will be satisfied: the high ropes courseBike-Circus network, and many attractions for families at the end of the valley.

Easy and affordable travel with the JOKER CARD

With the Saalbach-Hinterglemm JOKER CARD many holiday attractions are free for families.

We say: this is the perfect hiking holiday in the mountains in the Province of Salzburg on the border with Tyrol!

Great entertainment at the end of the valley

Get up close to the sky: Pinzgau’s Grass Mountains on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park are gentle and hilly. Between them, fields and forests stretch out and some rugged mountain peaks are just waiting to be conquered.

The view is simply stunning, the opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors endless. You can dip your toes in a cool mountain stream or enjoy a hearty snack in the sun at a rustic mountain cabin with the sound of cow bells and mooing in your ears.

The SEVEN SUMMITS of Saalbach-Hinterglemm

A challenging tour for conditioned mountain hikers! The Seven Summits Tour covers nearly 24 kilometres and a difference in altitude of 1413 metres across the highest summits of the Glemm Valley. This tour is a true adventure for experienced mountaineers and sure-footed hikers.

Take the Schattberg X-Press to the start of the tour. The marked route leads hikers over the Stemmerkogel and Hochkogel mountains to the technically-advanced ascent on the Hochsaalbachkogel mountain. Keep hiking over the Bärensteigkogel, the Manlitzkogel and Mittagskogel mountains to the last and highest mountain in the Glemm Valley, the 2363 metre-high Gaisstein.

Lastly, a challenging descent into the valley over the Birgl awaits hikers. There are no alpine chalets along this route; therefore hikers should prepare very carefully for this tour with perfect equipment, plenty of food and current weather information for the day, as well as alternatives for an earlier-than-planned descent.

How does the SEVEN SUMMITS tour go?

  • Get your SEVEN SUMMITS Chip from the staff at the Schattberg X-Press before you begin the tour! Check-in at the summit terminal is only possible if you have this chip!
  • This tour is challenging even for experienced mountain hikers. Take provisions of two full meals, bananas or some other fruit, and four litres of water per person.
  • Hiking shoes or boots are required – trainers are not suitable for the Seven Summits Tour!
  • Please note the operating hours of the Schattberg X-Press: early trip (Mon - Fri) 7:30 to 7:40 am, the cable car re-opens at 9:00 am.
  • Important information about the early trip: you need a valid cable car ticket (e.g. JOKER CARD, etc.) for this trip. The registers are not open at this time so please arrange your tickets the day before!

Mountaineering on your summer holidays:
Safely with the locals

The experienced mountaineering school in Saalfelden offers mountain climbing that will be tons of fun: Certified, experienced mountain guides ensure optimal safety and high-quality mountaineering instruction.

Individual mountain climbing tours

  • Private tours or small groups of people who are familiar with one another
  • Level of difficulty – depending on your ability, previous knowledge and experience

Mountaineering shops

Specialty stores with a great selection of high-quality mountaineering equipment as well as qualified expert service can be found in Saalfelden as well as Zell am See.

Mountaineering and mountain climbing in the “Steinernes Meer”

The Pinzgau region’s mountains are full of contrasts that allow much more than just leisurely hikes in the Glemm Valley’s Grasberge Mountains. A climbing and mountaineering paradise is just 25 km (or a 25-minute drive) from Saalbach-Hinterglemm: Leogang’s sloping Limestone Alps and the so-called "Steinernes Meer" (the "Sea of Stones").

Our current weekly programme

A trip on the valley train is fun for young and old alike!

Train at the end of the valley – save the best for last!
The train runs every hour from the turnaround to the Lindling alpine chalet – a perfect start for wonderful hikes! The train goes in hourly intervals from the turnaround (which can be reached by bus, car or foot along the Saalach promenade) to the Lindling chalet. The walk from the turnaround to the Lindling alpine chalet takes about half an hour.

From here it is just about 10 minutes to the instructional hiking trail. Wooden signs are posted along the trail with instructions for different activities and interesting information about the flowers and plants found in the Alps. At the beginning and end of the trail, wooden signs will notify you of dangers, equipment, food and drink, safety and the environment in the mountains.

Our weekly programme