A Warm Welcome!
Stay with us in our beautiful home ‚Haus Auszeit‘ - the perfect place for your holiday. Allow yourself some time for pure recreation. Away from all the hustle and bustle and nestled in the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern, Rauris valley will grant you true relaxation, tranquility and peace.
Enjoy your holiday in one of our two cosy apartments. Furnished with loving attention to detail, the apartments offer feel good comfort and the skylights give a beautiful view to the surrounding mountain panorama.
The newly renovated ‚Haus Auszeit‘, which used to be the old fire station, is directly located in the village centre. Shops, restaurants and an adventurous playground are in close proximity and the Hochalmbahnen cable car station is just 400 metres away.
The in-house sports shop Intersport Pirchner offers you to rent the perfect equipment for your ski- or bike-holiday at a 20% discount. In summer we provide bicycles for you for free and from a stay of 3 nights you can test an e-bike for one day free of charge.
Additional comfort for skiers provides the heated skiboot-dryer, so you have dry and warm ski boots every day.
Feel also free to use our family-friendly, comfy garden with barbecue facilities. Kids can play undisturbed, while the parents conclude the day in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.
In winter, the 30 km long Rauris valley presents itself as a pristine, magical winter scenery.
For skiers and snowboarders the Hochalmbahnen family ski area offers a wide variety of slopes for every ability and generation. It is the ideal place to learn the first moves on skis or snowboard, practice the turns on the long, gentle runs, progress on the challenging tracks, enjoy pristine deep snow slopes such as the ‚Osthang‘ or get a kick in the ‚Nugget Fun Park‘.
For ski tours Rauris is a hidden treasure. Away from the busy slopes, you find some of the most beautiful and well-known routes in the Alpine Region. Three thousand metre summits such as the http://www.raurisertal.at/en/winter/hohe-tauern-national-park/hoher-sonnblick/Hohe Sonnblick (3106 m) - hosting Europes highest, permanent serviced meteorological observatory, the Hocharn (3254 m) - the highest mountain in the Goldberg mountain group and the Schareck (3067 m) attract equally as the less challenging Kolmkarspitz or Silberpfenning. In addition, there are 2 marked ski tour routes in the immediate vicinity of Rauris village centre.
No matter what ski tour you choose, each ascent is worthwhile.
Cross-country skiers journey through the beautiful landscape of Rauris Valley along 30 km of tracked cross-country trails (with an elevation of 950 to 1280 m). The alpine trails from Bucheben are easy to reach using the free valley bus.
Another pleasant way to enjoy winter is Snowshoeing: discovering nature in its purest form, enjoying the tranquility of fresh snow-covered winter woods.
The toboggan run Kreuzboden promises true sledging fun for the whole family. The 2 km-long run is located at the Kreuzboden chairlift and open every day as well as floodlit after dark twice a week (weather permitting). And there is also another beautiful sledge run at the end of the valley ‚Kolm Saigurn‘.
For those who are looking for more adrenaline rush, paragliding might do it. Airtaxi ‚Fly with Tom‘ offers Tandem flights to get to know Rauris from above.
Or ice climbing might be another way to get the adrenaline pumping. The ‚Ice Arena Kolm Saigurn‘ offers interesting routes for rookies and pros alike. At the Barbara Waterfall, the main waterfall in Kolm Saigrun, and at 13 additional ice falls, ice climbers put their skills to the test on a variety of icy routes.
In summer the National Park Hohe Tauern has lots to discover and explore. With more than 295 km marked hiking paths, Rauris valley is one of the biggest and diverse hiking areas in the National Park in Salzburg County. Rauris is also called the valley of springs - and this for a reason! There are more than 300 natural springs, impressive waterfalls and roaring mountain streams. The abundance of water is awe-inspiring. Visiting the ‚Rauris Urquell‘ and ‚Rauris Virgin Forest‘ is a must for every guest.
Numerous serviced huts will make your hikes pleasant and invite for a cosy break. Pamper yourself with a tasty ‚Brettljause‘, a traditional, savoury ‚snack‘ of homemade farm produce.
The ranger-led National Park excursions will allow nature lovers to observe and learn interesting facts about the local flora and fauna.
Experience eagles and vultures in ‚Krummeltal‘, enjoy the birds-of-pray show at the Hochalm and visit the interactive exhibition ‚Kings of the Air‘ at the nearby National Park-House in Wörth.
Try your luck as gold panner at one of the 3 gold panning sites in Rauris! For centuries, Rauris Valley was regarded as the centre of gold mining in Austria – until the gold mining was shut down in the last century. In its heyday around 10% of the world gold production allegedly took place in the Rauris valley and the neighbouring Gastein valley.
The cycling & biking opportunities in Rauris Valley, as well as the connection to the Tauern Bike Tour and the Pinzgau bike-path network, offer something for all tastes. Whether laid-back bicycle rider, ambitious racing cyclist or downhill enthusiastic action freak, the holiday region of Pinzgau and the National Park Hohe Tauern has something on offer for everyone. Our special tip: take a ride with the E-mountain bike to the ‚Karalm‘, pamper yourself with a rich breakfast on the sun terrace and enjoy the panoramic view of the Alps.
Also rock climbers do not miss out in Rauris and can get their adrenaline rush at the 300 m-long fixed-cable climb in Kitzlochklamm, an impressive gorge at the beginning of the valley. The via ferrata was opened some years ago and the ‚Höhlensprint‘ variant is rated difficulty F, one of the toughest sections in Salzburg county. The difficult passages can be however bypassed, so also beginners can enjoy the climb. Via Ferrata sets and helmets are available to rent in our sports shop Intersport Pirchner.