Saalfelden is a small city packed with natural and manmade beauty, including undulating mountain ranges that surround it on three sides. With charming architecture, world-class skiing and friendly locals, Saalfeldenis an alluring year-round vacation destination.
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The Skicircus complex is Saalfelden’s main attraction, featuring over 270 kilometres of downhill runs and more than 70 lifts. If that’s not enough to whet the appetite of any winter sports enthusiast, then the sheer variety on offer at Skicircus will be. Featuring smooth downhill runs and a superlative freeride area, there’s also the Nitro Snowpark, which provides ample opportunity to either chill or shred depending on your mood. Throw in a host of delicious restaurants and you have one of the best ski experiences in Austria.
Skiing not your thing? It’s not a problem, as Saalfelden and the surrounding area is also known to have some of the very best shopping in Austria. With over 140 shops in town, you’re bound to find something to take home. From designer footwear to custom jewellery and traditional costume like lederhosen, there’s something for everyone.
A perfect destination for foodies, the many ski huts that litter the slopes around Saalfelden offer top-notch cuisine paired with some truly breathtaking scenery. Each hut offers its own style of cooking, and with more than 60 available to try, there are plenty of opportunities to please your palate.
A number of companies offer transfers from nearby airports. Salzburg Airport is around one hour away, while Innsbruck and Munich airports both take about two hours. Trains run from Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich direct to Saalfelden, whose central train station is conveniently located in the middle of town. There’s also a public bus network in Saalfelden, while ski lifts are in ample supply for those looking to hit the slopes.