The holiday resort Sankt Johann is located amidst the beautiful countryside of Salzburg, about 60 km away from the festival city of Salzburg. As a travel destination with long tradition, Sankt Johann scores with a first-class infrastructure.
The popular Alpendorf can be viewed as an independent holiday-island. Up to 10.700 inhabitants may live in a haven of greenery, only three kilometres from the centre of Sankt Johann. The centre itself is dominated by the widely visible cathedral “Pongauer Dom”. The district of Alpendorf stands in a strong contrast to the urban Sankt Johann.
In the Alpendorf winter sports fans are at the right place. For Sankt Johann is the first entry into the sports world of Salzburg and therefore in the world of Amadé. With 270 modern cable cars and ski lifts, as well as 760 divine kilometres of slopes, the ski organisation is one of the biggest skiing regions in Europe.
A great part of the slopes is marked red, which means it is perfectly suitable for advanced skiers and snowboarders. But also beginners don’t have to miss out on anything. They may for example enjoy the long, bluely marked slope from the peak of the Gernkogel down to the valley station of Alpendorf. Childproof chairlifts guarantee a high level of safety. In Sankt Johann your physical welfare is important to us. In the comfortable “Alpenhof Stadel” skiers come together for apres-ski. Another inviting choice is the “Gernkogelalm” close to the top station of Obergasselalm.
Thanks to the broad selection of leisure activities even non-skiers consider Alpendorf worth a visit. After all Sankt Johann is, due to its central location, the ideal starting point for numerous trips and alpine- or hut-hikes.
The wildly romantic Liechtensteinklamm is very popular. It is the longest and deepest accessible canyon in the Alps. As such, this legendary, natural spectacle has fascinated its visitors since 1875. Torrent water masses, thunderous waterfalls and high rocks create a nearly spooky and graceful play of light and shadow. Bikers get their money’s worth on the bike-trail (Tauernradweg) while golfers can pursue their hobby in Sankt Johann’s 9-hole golf course.
Those who want to marvel at the impressive mountain world from above can take the cable car to the top of the 1787 metre high Gernkogel. Further you can visit the notorious leisure and adventure park Geisterberg, accessible on foot or by the Geisterzug (train). According to a legend this is the place where the cheerful ghosts of the Alps awake every year, after the snow has melted.
Children can look forward to cone shoot galleries, a ghost lake, water games, a ghost tower, a climbing dragon, birds’ nests and a great swing. In this divine location families experience nature and hiking in a unique way – relaxing at the fairy-place, splashing around in the water world and taking walks on safe trails. The centre of Sankt Johann is also worth a visit. Besides the cathedral you’ll find numerous attractions there. The Alpendorf offers relaxation and wellness, shops, inns, restaurants and cafés to linger.