With quaint, traditional towns and villages, all situated over an altitude of 1,000 metres, over 60 lakes and plenty of green countryside to see, the district of Lungau in Austria is one that is often overlooked by many visitors. A Lungau holiday is perfect for either summer or winter trips with a vast range of activities available to enjoy. A Lungau holiday rental cottage will also offer all of the comforts of home as well as some of the most breath-taking views that Austria has to offer.
A Lungau holiday is the ideal choice whether you are looking for a destination filled with summer activities or winter pursuits. The area has a multitude of things to enjoy in the summer months including swimming, wind surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf and archery. The winter months see visitors enjoying activities including skiing, hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow kiting, cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating and Nordic hiking.
If you can tear yourself away from your cosy Lungau holiday rental cottage then there are some wonderful towns and villages just waiting to be explored. In the heart of the Lungau region is the historic and traditional town of Mauterndorf. One of the attractions here that should be at the top of your itinerary is Mauterndorf Castle. This fortress dates back to the 13th century and sits atop a rock to the northwest of the town. The castle used to be used as a toll station in the 11th century and was a childhood haunt of Hermann Goring. Visitors will find many relics, artefacts and a wonderful museum contained within the walls of Mauterndorf Castle.
If you are thinking of booking a comfortable Lungau holiday rental cottage then you can expect to experience warm summers and cold winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Lungau holiday tend to be June, July and August when the daytime temperature reaches 20°C. The colder months of December, January and February see the temperature drop to around 2°C and can even go as low as -8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the region is 24 inches.
Travellers on a Lungau holiday can arrive at Salzburg Airport (SZG) which is approximately an hour and a half’s journey from the region. Air operators that offer cheap, frequent flights to the area include Flybe, BMI, Ryanair and British Airways. Passengers can depart from various UK airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA), Leeds/Bradford (LBA) and Southampton(SOU).