The golden time of the year with all sorts of tradition, customs and culinary delicacies invites you to a colourful autumn holiday. The attractions in autumn are as diverse as the season itself. In autumn we can still have quite warm temperatures in the Alps, which are ideal for hiking and cycling. On the other hand, it can happen that there are many rainy days, the temperatures cool down and you then enjoy the time for wellness and rest and be spoiled by the culinary delights of JRE Andreas Herbst, who has thought up very special highlights for the autumn.
A dreamlike colour experience awaits you while hiking through the colourful autumn. The woods are coloured in the most beautiful colours imaginable and the golden landscape looks as if it were enchanted. Be close to nature during the walks, recharge your batteries and strengthen your immune system for the upcoming winter. A particularly beautiful colour spectacle opens up during one of the walks on the Ritzensee lake. Idyllically clear, the trees dipped in colours reflect with the rugged stone mountains in the lake and transform the landscape into a natural cinema experience.
For hiking in the mountains, you should dress quite warm in autumn. It is good to have everything with you, from rain clothes to warm clothes to short clothes. For this, a slightly larger rucksack is necessary, so that you also have all the necessary hiking utensils with you. Our tip, what belongs in a hiking rucksack, packed for autumn:
- Rain protection (rain jacket, tot's umbrella)
- Warm clothing (fleece jacket, sweater, long possibly waterproof trousers, functional shirt for changing, possibly thin gloves, headband or thin toque, cap)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen
- Seat underlay (so that you can also sit on a damp stone)
- Rain cover for the rucksack
- Charged cell phone
- Head lamp
- Thermo drinking bottle with hot drink
- Bread in a lunchbox, cereal bars etc.
- First aid kit
- Blister plasters
- Cash for resting in huts
The best way to pack your hiking rucksack is to use the motto: 'As much as necessary, as little as possible.'
Whether on foot or by bike: exploring the Saalfelden Leogang region in autumn is magical on both paths. It is reassuring to watch as nature shines again in autumn before it slowly settles down before the approaching winter. Peace seekers will find rest in the most remote places and inner peace will spread. Just listen to the noise of the forests, the rippling of the streams and your soul...
After hiking or cycling in the open air, it is often good to warm up in our sauna & wellness landscape and review the excursion. For those who like hot and fiery, the panoramic sauna with a magnificent view of the Leogang mountains and the Finnish sauna, each with 90°C, are perfect. On the other hand, the organic pine sauna with a soothing 70°C and the herb-organic sauna with moderate temperatures between 55 and 65°C with medium humidity are slightly milder. The mystical experience steam bath 'autumn mist' with a delightfully refreshing mint aroma and exciting colour light play is really relaxing in autumn. The high air humidity in the aroma steam bath, enriched by various aroma oils, is particularly beneficial to the respiratory tract and leads to a pleasant general feeling.
To cool off after hot saunas or steam bath experiences, the Leoganger Wasserergasse - the adventure shower path with 'Salzburger Schnürlregen', water curtain with summer meadow fragrance and many more surprises. In the 'glacier ice plunge pool, as its name suggests, it gets really fresh. Courageous people dive right up to their shoulders in the water.
Autumn is celebrated in Salzburg as the harvest season. Tradition, old crafts and customs are brought to new life. In the farmers' autumn you will meet musicians, Schnalzer & Plattler (folklore groups), who give their skills to the best.
Culinary delights are also very important during the farmers' autumn. People get together and enjoy together and try different delicacies Typical dishes from the Salzburg region are served, such as tasty 'Erdäpfelnidei' (Austrian variant of gnocchies), savoury or sweet 'Bauernkrapfen' (Austrian type doughnuts), apple rings and much more. After that there is a 'digestive schnapps', mostly freshly distilled from rowan berry, pear, plums and the like. As delicious alcohol-free alternatives there are freshly pressed juices from apple or elderflower.
From one culinary delight to the next: at the local huts you can relax comfortably and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Reward yourself with a hearty snack and a tasty, traditional dessert. Enjoy delicious food such as Kaiserschmarrn with plum compote and apple sauce, yeast dumplings with vanilla sauce or a freshly baked apple strudel before heading back into the valley. In a total of 17 alpine huts in Saalfelden Leogang, you will be welcomed by innkeepers and spoiled with their homemade products from the Pinzgau region.
Look forward to be spoiled daily with our multi-award-winning gourmet cuisine from JRE Andreas Herbst at 2-toque level. Enjoy the best products of the region, imaginatively created to exquisite gourmet dishes, charmingly served in a stylish ambience. Our culinary highlights make your stay an unforgettable experience.