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Flachau in der Salzburger Sportwelt amadé, Bild: Alexander Chizhenok / shutterstock

Flachau, the hometown of ski legend Hermann Maier

Flachau is a municipality in the state of Salzburg. It consists of the 4 villages of Feuersang, Flachau, Höch and Reitdorf. The community is part of the Ski Amadé ski association – the largest ski area in Austria.

History of tourism in Flachau

View of Flachau
Flachau, Image: VanderWolf Images / shutterstock

Nowadays, Flachau is a very well-known holiday destination. Today, tourism is the most important pillar of the municipality.

Tourism has developed in this area since the 1950s, after the Flachauer Schützen- und Trachtenverein was in Nuremberg and participated in the Munich Oktoberfest. This led to an interest in the area and the first tourists visited Flachau in the summer.

With an ever-improving infrastructure, tourism continued to develop. Most of the inhabitants of Flachau today live directly or indirectly from the tourists. In summer, the resort offers a varied range of leisure activities and in winter, winter sports enthusiasts will find 760 kilometres of slopes and 270 lifts in the Ski Amadé ski association.

Winter sports in Flachau

Ski and toboggan good!

Skiing in Flachau
The Amadé ski area, Image: kamilpetran / shutterstock

Flachau is part of the Ski Amadé ski region and in the winter of 2017/18 merged with the neighbouring towns of St. Johann and Wagrain to form Snow Space Salzburg . This association offers the most modern cable car facilities, cosy ski huts, events and après-ski locations.

There are 120 kilometres of slopes around Flachau, which are connected to 45 modern cable cars. These slopes are in different levels of difficulty, so that the beginner can have just as much fun as the professional. A Hermann Maier World Cup course with a photo point also invites the ambitious skier. And after a long day of skiing, 60 rustic ski huts and some après-ski bars offer a warm place for a cosy get-together.

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In the evening, the toboggan runs, most of which are illuminated, invite you to a fun descent.

Outdoor in winter

Even outside the cross-country ski trails and slopes, winter holidaymakers can spend a very eventful time. Curling is a very sociable winter sport in which there is a lot of exercise.

For the quiet hours, a horse-drawn sleigh ride is a good idea. This unforgettable event in the snow-covered mountains rounds off every winter holiday.

The wonderful winter landscape can also be enjoyed on foot. Apart from good shoes and warm clothing, no other equipment is necessary for this. For this pleasure, 40 km of winter hiking trails have been cleared. And along the way there is always a hut where you can warm up with a warm tea.

Fun sports in Flachau in winter

Ski Amadé
Image: Kaaca / shutterstock

Various fun sports in Flachau offer a rare pleasure for the fun-loving holidaymaker. With a Segway, you can experience the wintry Flachau Valley from a different perspective. The fat bike with its wide tires can also be used for this purpose.

Another experience is skiing on the slopes with a snowbike. It can be learned faster than skiing downhill and so even the holidaymaker who cannot ski downhill has his or her adventure on the slopes.

Summer in Flachau

Hiking in and around Flachau

Flachau, with its diverse mountain world, offers every hiker the perfect tour. In addition to the difficult full-day tour to the surrounding mountains, there is also the family-friendly tour without many meters of altitude. In Flachau, guided hikes are offered daily. These are repeated weekly and deal with various topics, such as water or culinary delights.

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The perfect cycling holiday

With a total length of 500 km, Flachau has a very well signposted range of routes for cyclists. With 45 elaborated and described tours, every cyclist will find the perfect tour for himself. The two daily bike tours have different levels of difficulty and a mountain bike course also leaves nothing to be desired.

Outdoor and fun sports in summer

The range of summer activities in Flachau is very diverse. Here, water lovers will find what their hearts desire. Conquering the waves with a smart boat while rafting or bravely jumping from rocks into an emerald green riverbed while canyoning, all this can be done by summer holidaymakers in Flachau. The holiday guest who wants to prove his courage at altitude can balance over various obstacles in the high ropes course or gain his first climbing experience on a via ferrata.

Flachau also offers a lot of fun sports. This goes from stand up paddling to archery to mountain carting. Here you go down the mountain with a cart over hill and dale at a rapid pace.

The Lucky Flitzer also provides the perfect tobogganing pleasure in summer over a length of 1100 meters.