Werfenweng is a small city near Salzburg, in Austria, is part of the Alpine Pearls project. To be a member of this group, the cities must pay attention to the development of always more sustainable economy and tourism. The main point of this program is the soft mobility, which means the possibility to move around the area without using cars or other polluting means of transport. Thanks to electric cars and bikes, and to trains and almost free pick up services and shuttles, you will have the chance to live your relaxing holiday at your own pace.

1. Best things to do in Werfenweng

Soft mobility in Werfenweng
Soft mobility in Werfenweng, photo by Bernhard Bergmann
















Werfenweng, situated in a 900-meter-high highland and surrounded by breathtaking mountains, is a strategic crossroad. It’s the perfect starting point for day trips to Salzburg, Mozart’s city, or to Eisriesenwelt, the largest ice caves in the world. But what makes this small Alpine Pearl? The chance to explore the surroundings without damaging the environment, Thanks to the SaMo-Card (from Sanfte Mobilität, soft mobility in German), you can lease any amongst the e-cars or the e-bikes available for tourists. In addition to the efficient public transports, there are also shuttles all day long and a pick-up service for travelers who arrive by train. The perfect way to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday.

2. Werfenweng and surroundings

Paragliding in Werfenweng
Paragliding in Werfenweng, photo by Bernhard Bergmann


While in Werfenweng the most exciting experience you might try is flying. Yes, flying: From May to October and from December to Easter, a cable car will bring you on top of the Bischling, the favorite peak of paragliders. There are many paragliding teams and schools who will guide you during your glide. You will discover a new point of view over the Salzburger valley, all around the year.

3. Nature, sport and green itineraries

Having fun with the sleigh in the snow
Having fun with the sleigh in the snow, photo by Bernhard Bergmann


Werfenweng and the surrounding mountains are the ideal place for nature and open-air sport lovers. In summer, you can explore the surroundings walking through the 85 km of signaled paths. For the least trained, there is the possibility to try Nordic walking, a healthy activity suitable for everyone. Those who want to climb and conquer the tops, can go and trek on the many paths that start from the village’s square. In winter, cross-country skiers will find their paradise. Beginners and experts can explore all the pistes of the highland, relaxed and at their own pace. If you don’t like skiing, you can always admire unique landscapes, by walking on tours designed for winter excursions. Or you can simply have fun with your family, friends and a sleigh.

4. Tastes and local food

Typical delicacies in the mountain huts
Typical delicacies in the mountain huts, photo by Bernhard Bergmann


In addition to refreshing breaks during your trips, the huts on the mountains’ sides will spoil you with the mountain specialties typical of these areas. Even the taverns, the shops and supermarkets are committed to provide locals and visitors with the possibility to buy fresh and genuine products, without having to go far from the center.

5. Where to stay in Werfenweng and surroundings

Discover all eco-friendly accommodations near Werfenweng: between biohotels and farm buildings on the mountains’ sides, you can surely find the perfect solution for your needs!

Discover all eco-friendly accommodations near Werfenweng

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Author: Eleonora Frasson

Eco-friendly accommodations

Landhaus Rohrmoser

St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €90.00


St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €72.00

Travel Charme Bergresort

St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €178.00


St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €60.00

Hotel Steiger

Zell am See (Salisburgo)

Starting from €110.00

Gut Wenghof FamilyResort Werfenweng

St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €108.00

Ferienhaus Höchhäusl

St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €50.00

WoodRidge Luxury Chalets

St. Johann im Pongau (Salzburg)

Starting from €262.00