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Saalbach, one of the most upscale and popular ski resorts of Austria, is often regarded as an entity with the nearby resort areas, Leogang and Hinterglemm. The three resorts lie in the beautiful Glemmtal Valley — so close to each other, that they have never been clearly differentiated. The resort welcomes a wide range of visitors — from families with small children who seek to spend some quality time together, to professional ski athletes who come here to practice their skills on the high-quality runs.
The vast majority of interesting events are related to sports and physical activity in general in Saalbach and its surroundings. However, what else can you expect from a ski resort? But … Open
First-timers can benefit from great gentle slopes that are ideal for beginners. Apart from traditional ski schools, there are lessons for children too, so even the youngest ones can learn to ski. Experienced skiers can use the most complicated trails taking their beginning right from the mountaintops. Another highlight of the resort, to add to the broad variety of runs and leisure areas, is a well-designed system of lifts.
Saalbach is very popular among young tourists due to trendy nightclubs, bars, and restaurants located in the center. The city never sleeps — at night it is beautifully illuminated, and you can hear music and people talking everywhere. Also, Saalbach boasts the only Go-Go bar in the area, which is considered to be a true local attraction. Young and active visitors will have plenty to do both in the daytime, and at night. Copyright
Saalbach's history is inextricably related to Alpine skiing. Despite the fact that people lived on the settlement territory for hundreds of years, it was a small and generally poor village … Open
Those on a small budget will be glad to know that the lift pass will grant them free access to the whole of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang area. Although the ski trails are plain gorgeous on the whole territory, many visitors choose to stay at Saalbach, mainly due to the resort’s well-developed infrastructure.
While in winter Saalbach attracts those into ski sports, summer is the time for hikers and cyclists. The total length of the hiking routes is over 400 km, and there are more than enough opportunities for active visitors. In warmer seasons tourists can go on short or few-day trips to explore the picturesque surroundings. No matter the season, guests will be charmed by the friendly and lively atmosphere of Saalbach.
All hotels in Saalbach are attractive and unique in their own way. Berger's Sporthotel has been especially popular with travelers for many years. It is located in the heart of the resort, … Open
Fans of excursions will enjoy a visit to the old church of Pfarramt that remains one of the main landmarks of Saalbach. The church has managed to retain not only its inimitable architecture but also the gorgeous design of interiors. Skillfully made stained-glass windows, old icons and sculptures, and wooden elements of décor deserve the attention of vacationers. The church is very attractive and has an incredible solemn atmosphere, so there is nothing strange in the fact that many newlyweds choose it for their wedding.
A mere walk on the streets of the town can easily turn into an interesting excursion. There are still attractive historical streets with houses painted in different colors. During a walk in this part of Saalbach, it is possible to see old lanterns of different shapes and creative old benches. All these small details make the resort look like a fancy town from a fairytale.
The resort area Saalbach - Hinterglemm - Leogang is considered as a coherent whole. Furthermore, most of popular ski routes and lifts start exactly on the territory of Saalbach. The total … Open
Sallbach also attracts visitors with its event calendar that is full of interesting cultural festivals and sports competitions. In winter, the resort often hosts ski competitions that attract famous sportsmen from all over the world. Ordinary tourists may be more interested in the snow carnival that also takes place in winter. Christmas period is traditionally the peak time for all kinds of interesting fairs, costume shows, and other exciting entertainments. Besides that, Sallbach is a regular destination of various music festivals. The majority of concerts and performances take place during warm months. The entrance to many concerts is free.
Fans of shopping will also not feel bored at the resort. To their service, there are many shops and shopping centers in Saalbach. Naturally, the majority of shops is sports oriented and offer everything needed for active recreation. Sport Hagleitner is located in the central part of the city. During its long history, it has already become one of the main symbols of Saalbach. This shop has been managed by the same family for more than 50 years. It offers sports gear by the best manufacturers in the world. The shop even has its own gear rental with a rich choice of inventory for all family members.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Saalbach
♥   Castle 'Castle Saalhof' , 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Weyer' Bramberg, 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Hieburg' Neukirchen am Großvenediger, 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Friedburg' Neukirchen am Großvenediger, 33.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Itter Castle' , 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Saalbach
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Weißbach' , 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hohe Tauern' , 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Berchtesgaden' , 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Untersberg' , 43.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Riedingtal' , 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Saalbach from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Harakiri Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The professionals think that literally every person with a proper level of preparation can overcome this piste. You just have to consider the right skiing technique. Today the special warning signs in different languages ​​are placed on one of the most dangerous slopes in the world. In addition to the ski slopes, the trainers and the doctors are always on duty. It is recommended to ski on the other 'black' ski slopes of the Mayrhoven in front of the 'Harakiri' slope. … Read further

Salzburg Cube

From the series “Most Curious Artifacts of Extraterrestrial Origin”
The version on his extraterrestrial origin was first explained in 1919 by Charles Fort, the wealthy collector of unusual items. A few decades ago the mysterious meteorite of the Frederick's sons was given to the Heimathaus Museum, which is located in the Austrian town of Vöcklabruck. The copy of the meteorite is presented at the Linz Museum Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseen. There is a guess that the real Salzburger parallelepiped was lost in 1910 and the exhibits presented in the modern museums are the counterfeits. … Read further
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