Family winter break in Werfen
The charming town of Werfen nestles at the heart of the Province of Salzburg, at an altitude of 548 meters. It makes a fine destination when it comes to winter holidays: Enjoy outstanding skiing at the family-friendly Werfenweng ski area with its wide and spacious slopes for skiers of all ages and ambitions, as well as quaint mountain lodges, pubs and restaurants. The picturesque surroundings lend themselves to nature exploration, winter walking and ski mountaineering. Families will enjoy off-piste activities such as Eisstock curling and sledging. Thanks to its convenient location, Werfen offers easy access to several ski areas, including the renowned Salzburger Ski- und Sportwelt Ski amadé, as well as to the city of Salzburg.
More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board
Welcome to Werfen - Holidays in the heart of the province of Salzburg!
The historic village of Werfen lies in the Salzburg region, embedded in a wild romantic mountain landscape between Hochkönig, Tennengebirge and Hagengebirge mountain range. The "Eisriesenwelt" is a world-famous sight - it is the world´s largest ice cave. Or visit the impressive castle of Hohenwerfen which offers guided tours and birds of prey shows and the 1st falcon´s museum. Werfen is well known for its culinary delights. Traditional inns and knight´s meals, gourmet dinners - everything you could possibly desire - try the Restaurant Obauer which has won several prizes or one of the other inns here in Werfen.
Werfen is wonderful for hiking and due to its central location you can reach the numerous sights and outing destinations in very short time.
Budget accommodation available!
The ice cave and the Hohenwerfen adventure castle
The world's largest ice cave is the famous landmark of Werfen and the Hohenwerfen adventure castle are popular outing destinations.
The "Eisriesenwelt Werfen" ice cave is open from May 01 - approx. Oct 26. The adventure castle is open from Mar 21 - Nov 02, 2008.
Welcome to Werfen!
The historic village of Werfen is situated in the Salzburg region, embedded in a wild romantic mountain landscape between Hochkönig and Tennengebirge mountains.
Due to its central location in the Tennengebirge mountains numerous ski areas can be reached easily from Werfen.
Sports fans will find various facilities in Werfen. Marvellous winter hikes, ice skating, alpine curling and sledding as well as a modern shooting range are at your disposal.
In winter the longest downhill piste of the Eastern Alps (16 km) makes Werfen a paradise for fans of ski mountaineering. Traditional inns and knight´s meals, gourmet dinners - everything you could possibly desire - try the Restaurant Obauer which has won several prizes or one of the other inns here in Werfen.
Short ascents - long downhill glides
Werfen is the ideal starting point for your winter holiday.
The historic market town of Werfen is surrounded by the most beautiful ski areas. Within a radius of 25km you'll find more than 100 ski lifts and many cross-country skiing slopes. Only 12 minutes by car (8km) are the ski lifts of the Ski-Board-Arena Werfenweng, which can also be reached easily by ski shuttle bus. With only one ski pass you can enjoy borderless skiing in the Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé. 860km of slopes and 270 lifts invite to enjoyable skiing. You stay in the quiet and picturesque Werfen and reach the ski resort of the Skiverbund Amade the following way: Hochkönigs Winterreich in Mühlbach: 18km, Alpendorf Bergbahnen: 21km; Flachau: 30 km, Flachauwinkel: 35 km; Zauchensee: 37 km; Wagrain: 26 km; Großarl: 39 km; Schladming: 49 km; Bad Hofgastein: 46 km; Bad Gastein: 53 km; Dorfgastein: 38 km; Altenmarkt: 26 km. The glacier ski areas are within easy reach: Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn: 57km; Obertauern: 50km.
Exercise lift for beginners is the Zehenthof lift in Pfarrwerfen (2,5km away) - a 400m long T-bar lift.