Erlebnis & Sport

Health Resort St. Josef

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Healthy Body - Healthy Mind 

In the spa community of Bad Dürrnberg – 5 km above Hallein – lies Kurhotel St. Josef. This comfortably designed hotel with a contemporary touch enjoys a completely peaceful location at around 800 m above sea level, and already looks back on a long tradition. Originally the site of a house of religious retreat, today the building is home to a center for Balneology, Kneipp- and Physiotherapy. Modern amenities combined with professional know-how are an outstanding foundation for a spa experience that guarantees success.

Info from Kurhotel St. Josef with the latest news, room descriptions & special offers, can be found here.

Special Highlights

The 10 x 15 meter saltwater pool is Austria's very first indoor saltwater pool. At Kurhotel St. Josef, guests can take advantage of hot-spring saltwater treatments in addition to other standard therapies. The broad gardens of the hotel itself, the Kurpark with its saltwater Gradierwerk and the Kneipp Promenade all invite you to take a walk in a natural setting. The hiking trails and footpaths in Bad Dürrnberg lead out through a fascinating mountain world.

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Hallein – art, culture, life in a thriving town

Whether you are in the mood for an extended shopping expedition in the Old City, a visit to the Celtic Museum or the Silent Night Museum, or to attend an event in Hallein - we are happy to assist and provide you with hiking maps, informational materials and tips relating to the region. Are you already anxious to learn more about your spa visit to Hallein / Bad Dürrnberg? If so, send us your brochure request and we will forward you free materials immediately.

Free Ski Bus in SalzburgerLand

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Free Ski Bus in the Tennengau

During your winter holidays, be sure to take full advantage of the free ski bus - it will provide you with a pleasant, comfortable ride to the most beautiful ski areas in the Tennengau. This free ski bus is available to anyone who is out actively participating in winter sports. Which also means, if you are about to set out on touring skis, cross-country skis, a toboggan, or make use of your valid Tennengau Guest Card, you can travel out to the start of your winter tour without having to pay one cent. And once you are done with all that physical exertion for the day? Well, we would suggest stepping into one of the many area huts: cheese dumplings, bacon sandwiches, hot spiced wine or a glass of Hunter's Tea will help you wind down your day delightfully.

  • Valid between 21 December 2013 and 16 March 2014
  • Participating bus lines: 41, 159, 450, 460, 470, 471
  • For groups of 10 or more, please call the postbus office to make advance arrangements: +43 662 4660
  • Timetable information: Austrian Railways Postbus Service, 0810 222 333 or
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Participating Ski Areas

Our Tip

Also take advantage of the special service known as "2-Euro Tennengau-Ticket".


University & State Sports Center Rif

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Rif for Everyone

Due to the unique location and, above all, its many and varied uses, the "Sports Town", originally built in 1986, has been transformed into a true center of sports. Whether for top-flight athletes, sports for the enjoyment of the general public, university education, sports for the physically challenged etc. - at Sports Center Hallein/Rif, everything is under one roof.

Created by the University of Salzburg in cooperation with the student dormitory, the inter-departmental specialty known as "Sports & Exercise Sciences" resulted in development of a campus modeled on the classic American style.

The Sports Center is appreciated by local residents in particular. The idea of an open sports facility has been integral to the concept from the vey outset. This means that all of the outdoor facilities aren't just available to reserved groups, but also for the use of the public in general, the goal being to inspire everyone to become actively involved in sports. A floodlit running track, track & field facilities, 4 beach-volleyball courts, street-basketball courts, street soccer, a court for inline-skate hockey, 2 soccer fields, 2 hard-court tennis courts, a climbing tower, slackline park, Kneipp pool, children's playground, skater area and, last but not least, the installation of a school exercise path, now have everyone, young and old, streaming to Rif.

Here you can obtain complete information about upcoming events, in- and outdoor facilities along with the extensive range of sporting opportunities.

Cross-Country Skiing in Salzburgerland

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Winter Sports in Tennengau

Aside from classic ski pistes, sledding and ski touring, the Tennengau offers you over 170 outstandingly maintained cross-country ski trails amid beautiful winter landscapes. In our 10 cross-country communities, you are greeted by over 30 trails in total. Whether your preference is for classic or skating technique, or for trails high in the mountains - in SalzburgerLand you are certain to find something that's just right for you.

Cross-Country Ski Schools & Rentals in Tennengau

Free basic cross-country instruction is offered for every type of skier and all levels of physical condition in each of our 10 cross-country communities. Pick up the basics of this sport during your next winter holiday. The equipment you need for your XC vacation or your rookie cross-country course can be obtained from local sporting equipment rental stores.

Cross-Country Routes in Tennengau

Be sure to take advantage of the cross-country reports available for the Tennengau - they are updated daily and include tour descriptions, levels of difficulty, current info and helpful tips. 

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Free Ski Bus

Enjoy the advantage of using the free ski buses that run in the Tennengau. The postbus carries you free of charge to the region's most beautiful ski areas, and to the start of your cross-country tour.

Your winter vacation in Tennengau

We are always happy to assist you in finding accommodations that meet your needs. Send us an enquiry and, before you know it, you will receive a custom-tailored offer.

Ski Touring in SalzburgerLand

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Summit Experiences in Tennengau

You want to enjoy the mountaintops without having to stand in line at the lift ticket window, without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of the pistes - and instead, have more time to experience nature and the snow for yourself? If so, the Tennengau offers opportunities that will be practically perfect for you: ski-touring adventures for experienced skiers with unique deep-snow runs and magnificent, broad views of the Salzach river valley and the mountains of Tennengau. Ski touring is becoming more and more popular in SalzburgerLand. For absolute rookies as well as skiers who are just beginning to "get their feet wet" in the sport, the region's alpine schools offer ski-touring courses throughout the Tennengau. Comprehensive information about ski touring in SalzburgerLand with the aid of local buses & trains can be found here.

Tip - Free Ski Bus

Take advantage of the service offered by the ÖBB post bus. The free ski bus will take you to the most beautiful Tennengau ski areas - comfortably and at no charge.

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Ski Touring on the Dürrnberg & in Rossfeld

You will embark on your ski tour from the valley terminal of the Zinken lifts in Hallein / Bad Dürrnberg: The choice is now entirely up to you, whether you opt to end your tour at the Zinkenstüberl and the Zinkenkogel summit cross, or continue on to the mountaintop cross located in neighboring Germany.


Your winter holidays in Hallein / Bad Dürrnberg

With Hallein as your base, you have a wealth of ski-touring routes throughout the Tennengau to choose from, most of which can be reached in practically no time at all. We are always happy to assist you in hunting for the perfect holiday flat or a room. We look forward to receiving your no-obligation enquiry.