Summer vacations or winter holidays: spend a fantastic break in St. Johann im Pongau in Austria at all seasons of the year!
St. Johann, a holiday resort from a fairy tale: the mighty ”Pongau Cathedral“ greets the traveller in the province of Salzburg from far away. The spires reach in the deep blue sky and mighty mountains surround the picturesque town of St. Johann. At the heart of your holiday resort: your home during your stay at the province of Salzburg, the Hotel Brückenwirt. Explore the wide range of exciting events.
Learn more about the history of this ancient settlement area at the banks of the river Salzach.St. Johann is the perfect starting point for excursions to the numerous day trip destinations in the province of Salzburg: natural monuments, castles and palaces and the nearby city of Salzburg (58 kilometres) with its fantastic attractions will leave no time for boredom during your holidays in the Pongau district of Austria.
The gigantic skiing region Ski amadé is well known as a fantastic winter sports region far beyond the borders of Austria. Start you winter holidays full of exciting activities in St. Johann/Alpendorf: skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking, snowboarding and much more – now no sports enthusiasts wish remains unfulfilled at the skiing region Ski amadé.
Explore the hiking paradise Pongau district and the new hiking region ”Ghost Mountain“ on foot. Numerous hiking trails, Nordic walking trails and running tracks, bicycle and mountain biking trails riddle the Salzachtal valley and mountains surrounding your holiday resort St. Johann im Pongau.
It is always worth looking at the interesting history of St. Johann im Pongau: learn more about the fascinating story the small town has to tell.
After the destruction during the war St. Johann arose from the ashes in the 1950’s. The following decades were shaped by the economic boom, especially by the winter sports tourism trade. When the skiing region St. Johann-Wagrain-Flachau and the 3-Valley-Cable-Car opened its gates in 1978, the foundation for a modern winter sports infrastructure had been laid in St. Johann in Austria.
The oldest traces of settlement in St. Johann reach back more than 4 millennia. Later the Celts and Romans migrated to the St. Johann region and blended with the local inhabitants. In the 6th century Bavarian tribes expanded into the valleys of the Austrian Alps. The name ”St. Johann“ can be traced back into the year 1074.
You can still see the traces of the changeful history – the peasant uprisings, the expulsion of the Protestants and the Napoleonic wars – at the parish church of St. Johann. Consecrated in 1329 the venerable church had seen marauding hordes, ascensions and declines, when the old parish church of St. Johann was destroyed in a fire in 1855. The ”Pongau Cathedral“ was finished in 1876. Built in a neo-Gothic style the church can be seen high above the river Salzach valley from far away.
Countless St. Johann events from cultural to sports offer variety as a spice of life during your holidays in Austria.
Your Hotel Brückenwirt lies at the heart of the cultural and economic centre of the province of Salzburg. Exhibitions, concerts, presentations and much more: enjoy a variety of events during your holidays in St. Johann in Austria. The team at the Hotel Brückenwirt will gladly assist you at booking tickets.
St. Johann events
The Kultur:Platform – the platform of culture – offers a wide variety of events. There is a colourful blend of art, films, theatre and much more for children and adults alike. Further information on events in St. Johann:
Events in the Pongau district and the province of Salzburg: St. Johann events
The mountain districts of the province of Salzburg are shaped by summits and valleys. Here the traditional folklore of the province of Salzburg is still alive. Explore the cultural variety and tradition of this part of Austria during your holidays: festivals at Alpine pastures, fairs, traditional folk music and Austrian food. Modern art and culture have an important place in the cultural life at the province of Salzburg as well.
Events in Salzburg: culture and festival capital of Austria
Only 58 kilometres separate your holiday resort St. Johann from the legendary city of Mozart, Salzburg. Museums, galleries, theatre, music and much more: the city is a treasure trove for culture loving guests.
Ostern steht vor der Tür! Wie wäre es dieses Jahr mit der Ostereiersuche mitten in der Salzburgerischen Berglandschaft? Der Schnee verschwindet langsam im Tal und liegt nun nur noch auf den Bergen. Die ersten Frühlingsblüten sind endlich zu sehen. Den Frühstückskaffee kann man schön langsam schon wieder im Freien genießen.
Besonders für Familien ist die Osterzeit ein guter Zeitpunkt um Urlaub zu machen. Wir stellen Ihnen gerne die Familienzuckerl zur Osterzeit vor: