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SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM

With its snowy peaks and storybook loveliness, Austria's Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a world away from everyday life...

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Sepp and Martina Kröll of Wiesergut

Neighborhood Guide: Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Sepp Kröll jokes that the Wiesergut’s goal is to make it so that the guests “like the hotel and the restaurant so much they won’t want to go anywhere else”. Still, he and Martina have recommendations for things to see in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the valleys beyond. Here, a few insider tips to take best advantage of their Alpine wonderland just an hour from the city of Salzburg.
  • SHOPPING

    HELMUT EDER

    Helmut Eder is one of the best places in the area to get high-fashion international and Austrian labels, such as Etro, Tory Burch, and Alexander Wang. Bichlstraße 5
    HELMUT EDER

  • DINING

    HUWI’S ALM

    Good friends of the Krölls, Huwi and his wife Renate run the mountainside restaurant Huwi's Alm in nearby Priesteregg. It’s one of the best places in the region for spare ribs or roast ox, prepared with fresh mountain herbs and eaten family style in a rustic dining room. Sonnberg 22
    Leogang
    +43 658 382 550
    HUWIS ALM

  • ART & CULTURE

    ZWÖLFERKOGEL

    Ski bum? Walk to the Zwölferkogel valley lift station, steps from the Wiesergut, to access 200km of groomed slopes (the World Cup ski championships used to be run here). Or on Thursdays, take a snowshoe trek with local guide Hans Eder from the hotel through the nearby Alpine trails. In the summer, hiking paths lead to the top of the Zwölferkogel peak, which is a lofty 1982 meters high and offers views over the entire Salzburgerland.

  • ART & CULTURE

    KRIMMLER WATERFALL

    A little further away, in the Hohe Tauern national park, is the Krimmler Waterfall—with a 380-meter drop, Europe’s largest. A hiking trail leads to excellent vantage points.
    KRIMMLER WATERFALL

  • WIESERALM
    DINING

    WIESERALM

    And don’t forget: Martina and Sepp have been running their own mountainside restaurant, Wieseralm, for the past 15 years. On offer here is Austrian fare like Knoedel dumplings of Tafelspitz, as well as international specialties. You can sit on the terrace on a sunny winter day, and after a candlelight dinner, slide down the lit slopes into the valley on a bobsled (open until 10pm). Wiesern 48
    +43 6541 6939
    WIESERALM

Author

KIMBERLY BRADLEY

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SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM | WIESERGUT

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