The contrast-rich holiday region of Saalfelden Leogang is a stronghold for all sports enthusiasts and nature-lovers who enjoy being active – right through the year. The region inspires too with its astonishing and fascinating cultural variety – be inspired by what the Pinzgau region in Salzburger Land has to offer in terms of culture!
In the run-up to Christmas, soundtracks and ski tracks come together at the ‘TONspur trifft SCHIspur’ event. Forget the stress and the hectic pace of Advent and listen to the melodies of selected local musicians in the AsitzBräu in Leogang, at 1760m. The journey up and down the mountain in the dark with the Asitz cable car is a special experience. Up here it is not just rhythmic sounds that await, mulled wine and chestnuts are offered too.
There is the Jazz festival in summer, then the 3 days of Jazz in the winter. A small, yet perfectly formed festival, consisting of 31 concerts, which even extends to 4 days. During the winter period, top-notch Jazz performances entice visitors to Kunsthaus Nexus in Saalfelden, the Stöcklalm in Leogang and the Mining and Gothic Museum in Leogang. Since tickets always sell out fast you should be quick and don that warm clothing.
The connection between culture and nature has long been inseparable in the holiday region of Saalfelden Leogang. To finish off the winter season, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn gets going with an event that is unparalleled. The White Pearl Mountain Days combine winter sport and musical pleasure, by bringing international DJs and live performances to the mountain. Skiing is first on the agenda, before you flop into a lounger in the afternoon and relax with some chilled-out sounds from E-violins, drums, saxophone, guitars and vocals.
Saalfelden Leogang has so much to offer in terms of music – in winter too. In the highest located brewery in Europe, the AsitzBräu, you can listen to the sounds produced by music bands – different bands every week – right through the winter season. Along with the music show there is sporty action too with stunts and activities - free skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.
When the longest night meets the shortest day, the mountain chains of the Steinernes Meer are brightly lit. At the astronomic beginning of summer – as per an old custom which stems from the 12th century, fires are set up on the mountains to banish demons and summon up a fruitful harvest. For the occasion there is a lakeside festival at picturesque Lake Ritzensee in Saalfelden, with the lighting and burning of the mountain fires around the Saalfelden Basin. This little event is accompanied by music provided by Eisenbahner Stadtkapelle Saalfelden.
Music, music, music – wherever your ear listens. Experience the harmony between sound, music and nature with the breath-taking limestone Alps and the grassy mountains forming the backdrop. At Tonspuren, every year between the end of June and the end of August, there are five concerts with different musical genres as part of a series of concerts - at 1870m altitude on the Großer Asitz. An evening ride on the cable cars is unique here too. The mountain provides a perfect place to watch the sun go down, and the view to the reservoir which reflects the silhouette of the mountains perfectly too.
It is the essence of sound that it becomes all the more impressive and more magical, the closer it is in harmony with nature.
Experimental Jazz sounds and contemporary notes in the midst of the mountain massif of Steinernes Meer? You’ll find this every year at the end of August at the Jazz festival in Saalfelden. The town and the mountains all around are regularly transformed into a Mecca of the Jazz scene. The festival has also achieved international renown. Every year thousands of guests from Austria and Europe flock to the festival to listen to the sounds of experimental musicians, who play their melodies on several stages right across the town. The Alpine pasture concerts also an unparalleled experience, with free entry they inspire music fans and nature lovers alike to the max.
The towns of Saalfelden and Leogang are places that are steeped in history, where traditions and customs have a fundamental role to play.
- An insight into life as it used to be in Schaubergwerk Leogang, where bronze, copper and silver were mined in times past. On a guided tour with an expert you head out in the footsteps of miners, squeezing your way through narrow caves and gaze in wonder at the complex cave system of that time.
- In the Mining and Gothic Museum everything is about preserving Salzburg’s art and history. Here you are immersed in medieval times and get to gaze in wonder at the world’s only collection of historic artisanal crafts, sculptures and panel paintings.
- Pinzgau museum of local history Schloss Ritzen is one of the four castles which still exist in in Saalfelden and it is home to one of the biggest show cribs in the Alpine foothills. Historical culture from the region is nurtured here and there is an extensive minerals exhibition. Alternating exhibitions and events complete the range on offer in the museum.
- Kunsthaus Nexus in Saalfelden is your first point of contact for cabaret and theatre, as well as contemporary art in all its guises. It has an arthouse cinema for cineastes –far removed from the mainstream and blockbuster productions