Walking on

Sports and recreation

swimming | fishing | riding | jet-boating | climbing | minigolf

Werfen doesn’t only offer its guests magnificent, magical hiking paths, but also a wide selection of other outdoor sports and adventures to make your holiday complete. Jet-boat rides, canyoning, paragliding, or a zipline ride across Salzachöfen Gorge guarantee the nerve-tingling excitement you have been craving. If you prefer to take things a little easier, a stroll through beautiful Blühnbach Valley will be ideal for you. 


Whether a refreshing dip in the cool-wet water, a round of minigolf, a trail ride on horseback,  tennis, a day at the golf course or unwinding in one of our nearby wellness temples, in and around Werfen there is something for everyone. If you want to aim higher still, you will also find practice rock-climbing areas, indoor climbing and bouldering, along with two high-ropes courses all nearby.

Salzburger Almenweg
in 31 stages

Salzburger Almenweg

From hut to hut on the trail of the gentian


If you set out on “the trail of the blue gentian”, you are certain to find happiness right along the trail’s edge: in 120 rustic mountain huts, spending the night in a bed of hay, or snacking on Pongau-style delicacies. For 10 years now, the 350 km-long Salzburger Almenweg has been one of the most popular long-distance hiking paths in Austria.



The 31 stages, taking you across the length and breadth of the Salzburg-Pongau region, range from easy to challenging, and are equally as diverse. Many of them are suitable for families with children as well as rookies. Others, for their part, are the sole domain of summiteers and “mountain goats”.


Holiday themes

hiking | sports | dining | Sound of Music | folk traditions | advent