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Hiking in the Pongau on the Salzburg Sun Terrace

Experience breathtaking landscapes and unadulterated nature up close

The original way to let the unique atmosphere of our Sun Terrace take on you is hiking in the Pongau. Escape the stress of everyday life, feel the power of nature far away and breathe in our healing climate. To reunite with yourself and the inner balance at your own pace and enjoy fabulous views. Let the warming sun take effect or strive towards it on high altitude paths. From the leisurely walkers to the real Bergfex, we all find the right way.


Whether you want to go high and get a little closer to the sky or prefer to stay on the ground – in the valley as well as on the mountains, you can discover a variety of hiking trails. And everywhere you can expect unnatural landscapes, traditionally grown villages and rustic alpine pastures. Buchberg, Böndlsee, Hochkönig and many other natural beauties are waiting for you. Hiking in the Pongau on the Salzburg Sun Terrace is always worthwhile.

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The most beautiful hiking trails on the Salzburg Sun Terrace

Your hiking holiday in Pongau not only inspires with its scenic diversity. Numerous truly inspiring hiking trails lead through the mountains and valleys, accompanied by breathtaking nature and many hours of sunshine. Where hiking in Pongau is most beautiful? We will be happy to tell you this!


Gamskögerl and Hochegg

From the district viehlehen the circular hike starts with the summit victories Gamskögerl and Hochegg. On this two- to four-hour hike you will experience a fantastic panoramic view into the mountain scenery.

Herbal lovers love the path between Hochegg and Gamskögerl. On this persevering tour from alm to alpine pasture you will discover many rare herbs, which are mainly used for medical purposes.

Quiet oasis path to the Hochglocker

Take a deep breath and enjoy: On a moderate ascent, you can take a long way from the Kinderalm car park in St. Veit on a forest path to the summit. Cool forests and numerous havens of tranquillity accompany this tour above the clouds. With a small detour of half an hour, even the magnificent Pronebenalm can be easily reached.


The way to the Schneeberg starts at the Hubertuskapelle St. Veit. The trail leads over meadows and forests until you reach the Snow Mountain of St. Veit.

For those who do not yet have enough of the beautiful view, we continue to the peaks Hochegg or Gamskögerl.


The Heukareck is the local mountain of St. Veit and Schwarzach and offers a wonderful view of the Salzachtal valley. From the car park Brandstatt (St. Veit Schattseite) starts the challenging hike to the Heukareck

Beautiful view – Circular hiking trail

At the market square of St. Veit begins the leisurely hike along the Thomas Bernhard hiking trail, past the Seelackenmuseum to the “beautiful view”, the view into the Salzburg mountains is breathtaking from there. Return leads the approximately one and a half hour tour through the “Lärchenwald”. The oasis of peace along the way is perfect for resting and pausing, perfect for enjoying the beautiful nature to the fullest.

Salzburger Almenweg

31 stages. 350 kilometers. 120 huts and alpine pastures. The Salzburger Almenweg runs through the entire state and honours its name. Among the 25 hiking villages are the three sun terrace communities of St. Veit, Schwarzach and Goldegg. More information on the individual routes to the natural sites on the sun terrace can be found in the brochure, which can be obtained from the local tourist offices.

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Our alpine huts

On our hiking trails, numerous alpine pastures with hearty jausen invite you to stop by. An overview of our huts can be found HERE.

A safe holiday

Dear guests of the Salzburg Sun Terrace!

Our accommodations have all taken Corona-related measures to facilitate a divine holiday on the Sun Terrace for you.

We have all learned how to handle this situation over the last months. We have to forgo handshakes and hugs at the moment. This way we can protect ourselves and each other. Cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance in the accommodations.

This holiday will be different, but we’re sure – it will still be unique and remembered fondly.

Your Salzburg Sun Terrace team