January 7th - March 31st 2024

  • overnight in 4*-hotels - In the Heffterhof Salzburg and in the Naturhotel Fischerwirt Faistenau
  • start on arrival possible every day
  • Cross-country skiing equipment and Salzburg Card inclusive


Winter in Salzburg and cross-country skiing in Faistenau

Once winter has really arrived with snow and cold, you can go hiking wonderfully on Salzburg's city mountains. The view of the baroque ensemble of the old episcopal city, where influences of Italian and German culture combine to form an enchanting arrangement, is very impressive from above.

Only 20 kilometres from Salzburg lies the tranquil holiday resort of Faistenau in a quiet side valley and surrounded by the Osterhorn Group. Because of its fog-free, sunny and snow-sure location, it is considered an insider tip among winter sports enthusiasts. Whether pleasure-oriented beginner or professional skater, the wide network of trails in Faistenau and in the neighboring village of Hintersee consists of well-groomed trails without major gradients and allows wonderful insights into the snow-covered winter landscape.

“Together with Naples and Constantinople, Salzburg is one of the most praised points on the globe."
Alexander von Humboldt, German explorer


  • UNESCO World Heritage "Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg"
  • Cultural enjoyment and customs in Salzburg
  • Walks and winter hikes in and around the episcopal city
  • Nordic skiing experience on beautiful trails in the Fuschlsee region
  • Wellness offers at the Hotel Fischerwirt in Faistenau


  • 2 x Overnight stay with healthy organic breakfast in hotel Heffterhof
  • 4 x Overnight stay with breakfast buffet and four course gourmet evening-menu in hotel Fischerwirt
    • Welcome drink
    • Package free, generous breakfast buffet with R50 guarantee (products sourced within 50 km)
    • four course gourmet evening menu – choose from three main courses
    • home-baked cake & hot drinks (once a week)
  • 24 h all-inclusive Salzburg Card
    • one-time FREE admission to all city tourist attractions and museums
    • free travel on public transportation (except s-railways / S-Bahn!)
    • attractive discounts on cultural events and concerts
    • additional discounts at many excursion destinations
  • ticket for cross-country ski pists in Faistenau & Hintersee
  • Cross-country skiing equipment rental for 4 days consisting of skis, poles and boots (classic or skating)
  • Public bus ticket Salzburg to Faistenau and back
  • Information material and cross-country trail map
  • Daily service hotline 08:00 am – 06:00 pm (incl. weekends)

Accommodation: ****Hotel Heffterhof

Location: The eco-label business, whose agricultural roots even go back to the early 17th century, was extensively redesigned in 2016 and is now an inviting city hotel that complements its grown tradition with openness to modern ideas. It is in a verdant area of the city, just minutes from the Salzburg’s historical old town, and is ideal for laid back breaks.

Catering/meals: Munch away to your heart’s content at breakfast the ORGANIC buffet featuring delicious ingredients from the Salzburg ‘good food regions’. Dinner can be booked separately - served in buffet form (bookable Mon - Fri / no half-board on Sat, Sun and public holidays or on request)

Rooms: 56 comfortable, charming non-smoking rooms with flat screen TV, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, room telephone and room safe await you at the Heffterhof. Due to the wooden floors and special bed linen, allergy sufferers also feel at home in the Heffterhof. Most of the hotel rooms have a covered balcony. Free WiFi and parking included.

Accommodation: ****Naturhotel Fischerwirt

Location: Nature hotel in the middle of meadows, forests and mountains, close to the crystal-clear Hintersee. The Fischerwirt is the ideal starting point for the most beautiful cross-country tours in the Fuschlsee region.

Wellness: Forest lodge with Finnish sauna 90°, gentle herbal-sauna 60°, relax- & quiet lodges in the forest with mountain view, sun terrace with forest feel, tea bar with mountain spring water & fruit, sunroom with family sauna & infrared cabin, massages (additional charge)

Rooms: Cosy, authentic and close to nature! Warm colours and a cosy living flair combined with traditional charm create a comfortable atmosphere to relax.


Nature hotel Fischerwirt – included services in winter

  • Skibus or shuttle to & from the cross-country ski trails
  • cross-country information corner
  • drying room for ski- & cross-country ski equipment
  • lockable room for ski storage & shoe dryer
  • laundry service (additional charge)
  • free rental of snowshoes, hiking poles & toboggans
  • guided snowshoe & winter hikes (once a week)
  • flame-torch hike through snowy landscapes at night
  • ForestSPA-bag with bath robes, sauna towels & slippers in every room

Program proposal

Day 1: Individual arrival in Salzburg
Only a few minutes from the historic old town of Salzburg in the countryside, you will meet hosts with warmth at the 4-star Hotel Heffterhof. Under the regency of Salzburg's prince-archbishops, the city developed especially in the Baroque period and received its unmistakable characteristic. During a walk through the old streets of the city you can see for yourself. With the work and creativity of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg guarantees itself as one of the cultural centers of Europe. (2 nights)

Day 2: Cultural enjoyment with the Salzburg Card
The sights of the city are diverse and large in number. In order to get an overview of the rich offer of Austria's famous city of art and music, we provide you with the Salzburg Card. In addition to admission to the most famous sights, such as Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace with Mirabell Gardens, the Domquartier and Mozart's birthplace, this also includes the use of public transport.

Day 3 - Day 6: Cross-country skiing experience in Faistenau and Hintersee
In the morning, take the public bus from the festival city of Salzburg to the winter sports resort of Faistenau. After a short ride you reach the 4* star Hotel Fischerwirt, in Salzburger Land, nestled between Hintersee, the Osterhorn Group and the Ochsenberg. In the coming days, perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails and pretty winter hiking trails await you. The cross-country skiing equipment reserved for you is available for pick up in Faistenau, Sporthaus Auer.
In the idyllic village of Faistenau, several well-groomed trails with a length of over 70 km open up wonderful winter fun on cross-country skis. The hotel's own taxi takes you daily to the starting point of the selected cross-country ski circuit and picks you up again. (4 nights)

Kugelberg trail – 5 km – nighttrail
The classic + skating groomed Kugelberg trail with start/finish point town center school is very suitable for sporty beginners with some climbs. It is marked in red and illuminated daily in the evening until 9 pm.

Village trail - 5 km
The classic + skating groomed village trail with start/finish point town center school or at Sport Auer is very varied with several climbs and a little more challenging. The village trail is marked orange and very suitable for experienced cross-country skiers.

Tiefbrunnau trail - 20 km
The classic + skating groomed Tiefbrunnau trail with start/finish point in the town center school or at the two parking lots / cross-country ski trail entrances in the Tiefbrunnau, is very well suited as a pleasure trail for enduring beginners because of its natural state as a leisure trail for persevering beginners and because of its length as a training route for performance-oriented cross-country skiers. It is marked in green.

Cross-country ski run in Hintersee – 12 km
The classic groomed trail in the village of Hintersee with start/finish point municipality parking Hintersee is very suitable for beginners, it is largely flat with small climbs.

The above suggestions are only an excerpt from all the winter activity possibilities in the Fuschlsee area. For more information or tips, please feel free to contact us.

Day 7: Return to Salzburg – Individual departure
In the morning, the return journey takes place by public bus from Faistenau to Salzburg. If your time does not allow you to spend more days here, it is time to say goodbye and return home.

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:


07.01. – 31.03.2024

Double room


Supplement for single room

125, --

Supplement for half board in Salzburg

On request

Prices are subject to change

Reduction for children on request.

Local tax is extra to pay on spot approx. € 2,50 per night / per person (from 15 years)


We recommend travel cancellation insurance.

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

We recommend a travel insurance.
Hotel Cancellation Plus: https://www.europaeische.at/pip/en/hospl
Hotel Cancellation Premium: https://www.europaeische.at/pip/en/hospr

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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