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Autumn in the mountains

The highlight for pleasure-seekers

The mountains of Salzburger Land are postcard-perfect at any time of year. But autumn is the crowning glory. Nature? In the most beautiful riot of color. The light? Soft and golden like honey. The views? Breathtaking every day. The weather? Super stable and healthy. On top of that, it’s harvest time and the whole of Austria is in a party mood. People are celebrating, feasting and laughing everywhere. At the same time, Austrian cuisine is showing its most fascinating side. What we want to say: Our fall is heaven on earth. Take advantage of this wonderfully sensual time of year to recharge your energy and happiness reserves with your sweetheart, friends or even your dog before the onset of winter. There is nothing better.

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Life essence autumn

An autumn trip to the mountains is the most effective cure for body and mind that we know of. The mystical atmosphere combined with silence, forest air saturated with essential oils and moderate exercise calm the mind like nothing else. Breathing becomes deeper and calmer, the immune system stronger thanks to the cool, sunny, stimulating climate. Stem cell production, fat burning and cell renewal run at full speed, tension is released – energy flows freely again. In addition, the oxygen boost provided by the altitude ensures restful sleep, a radiant complexion and a feeling of lightness that lasts for weeks. There’s no question that autumn is a real elixir of life.

Hiking in all its variations

The conditions for hikers are at their healthiest in the fall. What’s more, you can still let off steam to your heart’s content at all altitudes until October. This is especially true for the Sonnhof, because here you can enjoy easy to high alpine tours as well as completely different hiking experiences.

Our recommendations: Hiking in Salzburger Land
  • Hiking at altitude without climbing - the cable car on the doorstep makes it possible
  • Nature & culinary delights - we offer a guided herb hike every week
  • Sport & enjoyment - our snack tours incl. picnic backpack
  • Hiking & meditation - forest bathing with or without a guide
  • Movement & culture - city walks in the Mozart city of Salzburg
  • Adventure & panoramic enjoyment - via ferrata tours for all ability levels
  • Hiking & wellness - High alpine hiking with altitude training effect
  • Nordic walking & healing climate - with rental equipment & tour suggestions free of charge
  • Hiking & dog - your four-legged friend is also very welcome here!
Hiking in Salzburger Land
Allow us, Herbie!

Herbie is our hiking shuttle. He will take you to the starting point of a particularly beautiful hike 5 times a week throughout the summer and fall. And he will also pick you up again. The tours range from easy to challenging, so there is something for everyone.

Best of all: Herbie is free of charge for all guests of the Höllwart hotel family. Let’s go!

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Summit assault on two wheels

A bike gives you wings even in the alpine fall. No matter how fit you are or what your cycling preferences are. Because here in St. Johann Alpendorf, there’s nothing that two-wheeler fans can’t find. The best tour tips, rental equipment and a full picnic rucksack are already waiting for you.

Cycling in Salzburger Land
Our bike offers at a glance
  • Leisurely cycling in the Pongau valleys on mountain roads with little traffic
  • Experience the Tauern Cycle Path and the St. Johann stage of the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path - two of the most beautiful cycle routes in Austria
  • Countless GPS-supported tour suggestions for MTB fans
  • Stress-free downhill fun thanks to the cable car on the doorstep
  • Racing bike highlight Großglockner High Alpine Road
  • Numerous bike parks & trails for freeriders - including the brand new Wagrain bike park
  • Secure bike garage with DIY station and bike washing area
Golfing with extra drive

In autumn, the conditions are ideal to fully enjoy golfing fun without any entry hurdles. On our own golf course just around the corner (8 km), you can train for free with no limits, get your license to play in just a few days and even play a round without a license. Advanced players benefit from top coaching and exciting challenges.

Golfing in St. Johann
Our golf offer
  • Free play on the driving range and the ORANGE Course at OPEN Golf St. Johann - even without a license to play
  • free shuttle service to OPEN Golf St. Johann (9 km)
  • 18 top courses within a 60-minute drive
  • reduced green fees with the
  • Advice and start time reservation
  • Free, lockable caddy room with video surveillance
  • Packed lunch for longer golf excursions
  • Shoe shine station and washing service for your golf clothes
Full relaxation

Autumn is also the best time to relax by the crackling fireplace and curl up in a cozy corner. This is especially fun if you have previously worked out in the great outdoors. No matter whether you then enjoy extended sauna sessions, relaxing treatments, daily yoga sessions, curated reading or cocooning with alpine flair. Thanks to our cozy rooms and suites, our wonderfully private spa, the library and our bar, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Great moment for gourmets

At harvest time, the whole of Austria is on a culinary high. Because now the soil releases the most delicious delicacies. Delicacies such as pumpkin and chestnuts, wild mushrooms, cabbage strudel and farmer’s doughnuts, game and, not to forget, the Martini goose are all in high demand. Poppy seed noodles or seasonal drinks highlights such as Salzburg’s “Herbstgold” beer or the infamous “Sturm” and other young wines are available for the really big sin. Almost everything of these can be enjoyed automatically thanks to the included Sonnhof cuisine.

Sonnhof - Culinary
Thrilling traditions

With the harvest feasts, traditions are also booming in the fall. Now there are celebrations everywhere – and guests are warmly invited to join in. The traditional party series with hundreds of events from the end of August to October is known far beyond Austria’s borders as the “Salzburger Bauernherbst”. At no other time are there such exciting opportunities to immerse yourself in the Austrian way of life. Because now there are countless folk festivals, cheerful and colorful rituals such as the Almabtrieb and the most amazing hands-on offers. The spectrum ranges from cooking and baking courses to yodeling workshops and introductions to Austrian culture through arts and crafts. Last but not least, traditional costumes are booming in the fall, which you can store for and wear here.

Harvest festival in Salzburger Land
Yoga & spiritual discovery tours

Autumnal peace exudes a magic that is ideal for slowing down and inner reflection. This is especially true for the month of November. Now you have the mountains to yourself. A good opportunity to indulge in contemplation surrounded by nature, clear your mind and ground yourself. It’s also time to get in touch with yourself, dedicate yourself to personal development and discover new perspectives. That’s why our yoga team is offering a particularly broad program and mini-workshops for a dose of “selfness de luxe” in November.

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Holidays by design

By the way: It’s not only in autumn that you can design your stay at the Sonnhof exactly the way you like it. Our “vacation by design” concept ensures this with lovingly curated recommendations and exclusive offers. Our experience cloud together with our “Bonbon” menu offers you plenty to turn your vacation dreams into a dream vacation.

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17.05.2024 - 03.12.2024

Private: E-Bike the Mountains!

from 574 per person

 3 to 5 Nights

  • + Sonnhof cuisine (Halfboard)
  • + up to 3 guided e-bike tours including rental included (always on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
  • + Partial body massage (25 minutes)
  • + 1x ascent and descent with the Alpendorf cable cars (from 4 nights, depending on opening times)
 

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17.05.2024 - 03.12.2024

Hikers Finest

from 499 per person

3 to 5 nights

  • + Sonnhof cuisine (Halfboard)
  • + free hiking bus: 4x a week with hiking tips
  • + 1x guided summit hike with the host
  • +1x ascent and descent with the Alpendorf cable cars (from 4 nights, depending on the opening times)
  • + Partial body massage (25 minutes)
 

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until 30.11.2024

All you can Golf

from 499 per person

3 to 5 nights

  • + Sonnhof cuisine (Halfboard)
  • + tee time booking at one of the five golf courses within a 30-minute drive
  • + golf introduction course (always on Mondays)
  • + partial body massage (25 minutes)
  • + 1x ascent and descent with the Alpendorf cable cars (from 4 nights, depending on opening times)
 

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