MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND TEAMBUILDING IN SAALFELDEN LEOGANG
Saalfelden Leogang offers numerous possibilities to experience outdoor adventures along with your team. Action-packed examples include completing challenging via ferratas together, soaring through the skies on the Flying Fox XXL zip line or boosting your fighting spirit with a round of archery. And you’ll do it all against the magnificent backdrop of the Leogang mountains and the Steinernes Meer plateau. Business groups can choose from spacious seminar rooms with well-equipped technology and first-class hotels with relaxing wellness offers. At the end of an adrenaline-fuelled day, head to one of the beautiful gardens of our partner hotels to treat yourself to local delicacies from the Pinzgau region.
Climbing, archery, Flying Fox XXL: team events strengthen the team spirit
Excitement is a great addition to any team event, and Saalfelden Leogang has plenty of it on offer – from its via ferratas to the Flying Fox XXL zip line. “That being said, however," says Anna Oja of Outdoor Team Geisler, "action-oriented outdoor programmes act as both a mirror and a projection screen in a non-work environment. They are a great way to strengthen the team from the inside out.” Supervisors and employees get to experience memorable adventures together. Working on tasks as a team helps to foster trust and security in dealing with one another and thus also strengthens the sense of unity. Active events that challenge teams to master unusual situations and root for each other can lead to permanent improvements of the working atmosphere.
Archery, for example, boosts team skills such as dexterity and concentration. Another fascinating option: Attend a herbal workshop with your team and thus learn about Traditional European Medicine (TEM). Participants of the course learn about the healing properties of our native plants. Afterwards, participants prepare their own tincture using freshly picked herbs and roots or create an herbal ointment, all under expert guidance.
Mountain bike routes, ÖAMTC driving safety training and team activities with plenty of action
Teams seeking a physical challenge should visit the Epic Bikepark Leogang. One of Europe’s most renowned facilities of its kind, it has been the heart and soul of our bike region for more than 20 years. Beginners of all ages can practice in the so-called Riders Playground. It’s the ideal place to navigate the trails, stones and roots down the mountain. The "Elements Outdoorsports” bike school offers team trainings to improve your riding technique. In addition, there are incentive e-bike tours for groups of different ability levels. The tours, which lead you through the stunning natural landscapes of our region, strengthen your ability to work as a team while promoting individual self-esteem, consideration for others and a sense of fairness.
Another rewarding activity: off-road training sessions at the ÖAMTC driving safety centre in Saalfelden. The adventure park at the ÖAMTC grounds is just the thing for four-wheel drive fans. Guaranteed fun and action await on its varied outdoor karting circuit. Here, participants can improve their driving techniques on the skid pad, in the forest course or in the aquaplaning pool and learn how to deal with unpredictable traffic situations. In winter, there is the possibility to improve your driving skills at the ice arena. Nature-based team building workshops can also be booked with Outdoor-Team Geisler. They are an excellent environment to relax, spend quality time together and have adventures far from the day-to-day of the office. Creativity and a connection to nature are encouraged. The outdoor team offers courses for canyoning, rafting, 3D-hunting archery and mountain bike tours.
Congress Saalfelden event centre and partner hotels with seminar rooms
Located at the heart of the Pinzgau mountains, the Congress Saalfelden offers unparalleled views and a perfect venue for virtually any occasion. It hosts conferences and meetings for up to 500 participants and cultural events for up to 1000. Parties, smaller assemblies and meetings in a separate conference area are also available. Spanning 2,800 square metres, the Congress centre boasts 14 meeting rooms across four storeys plus three spacious foyers. The glass cube on the top floor of the building is a real eye-catcher. From the attractive roof terrace, enjoy breathtaking views of the Steinernes Meer plateau and the Leoganger Steinberge mountain range during your coffee break or lunch hour.
Directly adjacent to the Congress centre, there is the four-star boutique hotel Die Hindenburg, which offers rooms in a vintage and retro design. A restaurant with a bar and a bakery with a small café completes the guests’ complex of the Congress Saalfelden. Numerous partner hotels in the Saalfelden Leogang region also offer a variety-rich programme for companies and teambuilding meetings.
4-Star-Superior Hotel Gut Brandlhof: golf, spa and exciting experiences
This 4-star-superior hotel has been awarded both the Austrian Ecolabel and the EU Eco label. It boasts an event concept that is unique in Europe: 200 hotel rooms, 23 meeting rooms and 8 event venues are on offer. You can choose from a wide range of spaces, including a gala hall, mountain inn and an Airstream trailer that has been converted into a conference room – with everything you could possibly need for your event. Connected to the hotel property, there is the ÖAMTC driving technique centre offering various handling classes and a 1.4-kilometre test run called the Experience Centre. Various ice arenas are open in winter.
There is also an immense variety of non-motorised activities: from sports to relaxation, you’re spoilt for choice. After an exciting day of seminars, the first-class wellness area of the 4-star-superior Gut Brandlhof hotel offers ample relaxation opportunities. A large variety of saunas, steam baths, infrared cabins and relaxation rooms await you across 3,000 square metres. There is also an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
With a hotel-owned 18-hole golf course with a driving range and a short course, various indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a 350-square-metre gym, a squash court and many other options, the hotel is unique in our region.
In the evening, there’s no better place to be than the cosy, rustic Wilderer Alm. It is located right behind the Gut Brandlhof hotel in Saalfelden Leogang. Alternatively, you can spend the evening at the hotel’s own Brandlalm – for parties in the charming atmosphere of a mountain hut.
5-Star Hotel Krallerhof: One place. New perspectives. Endless inspiration.
The 5-star Krallerhof hotel in Leogang in the Salzburgerland region is one of Austria’s most renowned hotels. It has always embodied innovation and the power of novelty. A family-run business with 124 rooms and suites, the hotel stands for warm hospitality, dedication to detail and genuine contemporary luxury. It offers a sophisticated culinary concept marked by technical perfection and a unique character. The Krallerhof hotel gives you space to gain new perspectives and let yourself be inspired. With its excellent infrastructure and wealth of competence, it is the perfect environment for corporate events, meetings, product presentations, seminars, group work and incentives. Three extraordinary hotel-owned restaurants on the mountain and in the valley complete the impressive package. The new spa, ATMOSPHERE by Krallerhof, includes a 5,500-square-metre natural bathing lake with a 50-metre infinity pool. Leisure-seekers get to immerse themselves in new spheres of regeneration, surrounded by verdant meadows and towering mountains.
mama thresl hotel: urban soul meets the alps
Having completely dispensed with clichés, the 51-room mama thresl hotel is the perfect location for seminars. Its basement is home to the “think tank”, a 150-square-metre multi-function room that is flooded with daylight and offers mountain vistas thanks to an all-round medium-height window front. A via ferrata on the exterior façade and an indoor climbing wall ensure plenty of action between training sessions.
For a team event, the indoor facilities of the mama thresl hotel go especially well with the wealth of culinary options available in the mountain village of Priesteregg and the laid-back hendlfischerei mountain club (open in winter only). In the evening, enjoy some quality time with your colleagues at the cosy Huwi’s Alm, Priesteregg’s prime dining destination. The menu consists of local culinary specialities such as the “Hut-Essen” table grill. Winter visitors should not miss the hendlfischerei, a walk-in wooden artwork located at an altitude of 1,762 metres, right by the Asitz mountain station in Leogang. With its traditional-yet-modern interior and the spectacular views, the restaurant is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate.
The Ritzenhof****S lakeside hotel and spa. Lakeside seminars.
The Ritzenhof enjoys an idyllic location right on the lakeshore, far from the hustle and bustle of the town – yet perfectly central. Natural materials and streamlined designs help seminar attendees focus. As a family-owned business run in the second and third generation, your guests will be looked after personally and with genuine warmth. The Ritzenhof team, headed by the Riedlsperger family, takes the individual wishes of each group into account and goes above and beyond to help. With two seminar rooms, the Ritzenhof is an excellent place for small team-building exercises, seminars and incentives in a personal atmosphere. The wellness hotel has 69 spacious, modern rooms with views of the Ritzensee lake or the mountains. Its spa, which offers an indoor pool and various saunas, is a stone’s throw away from the lakeshore, where you can transform your creative ideas into successful practice in the unique ambiance of the lakeside bar. Treat your team to a wine tasting or barbecue while you’re there!
The Hotel Puradies: a design hotel, chalet village and spacious wellness oasis
The PURADIES hotel boasts superlative views of the Salzburg mountain landscape. The Alpine resort is equipped with 76 rooms and suites, 14 nature chalets and a fully equipped conference room, which is ideal for companies and small groups. In summertime, the hotel is an excellent starting point for hikes in nature. After a long day out and about, relax and recharge at the Freiraum bar or the luxurious sauna facilities. The latter features four saunas, numerous invigorating showers and relaxation rooms with a 360 degree view of the sky. From June 2023, the expanded Heaven Spa will be open, offering an indoor and outdoor pool, a brand-new gym, a yoga atelier, a fireplace lounge and culinary highlights full of surprising contrasts.
Environmentally friendly meetings at multi-award-winning hotels with participation in green events
Want to enjoy a sustainable overnight stay? It’s possible in the Saalfelden Leogang region. In some hotels, great importance is attached to the topic of environmental protection and sustainability. Electric cars are made available to guests for carbon neutral trips to explore the area. In-house biomass heating plants, wood chip heating systems and composting plants are used to provide energy and special attention is also paid to avoiding waste. Such hotels have already been certified several times for their environmental commitment. With its 130 square meters of solar panels, the Felsenfest climbing gym received an award from the “umwelt (environmental) service salzburg” in full-solar-heating energy category.
Under the leadership of the Verein für Konsumenteninformation (Austrian consumer protection association), the Saalfelden Leogang region and 20 other destinations have jointly developed an objective and independent seal-of-approval certification (Österreichisches Umweltzeichen für Destinationen) for sustainable tourism regions. The first destinations will be certified in 2023. Set a sign, be an example, implement measures: with its membership of respACT (where Saalfelden Leogang is the first regional tourism organisation) and the Climate Alliance (where Saalfelden Leogang is the first tourism organisation in the Salzburgerland) and its climate-themed guided hike, our region is actively living up to its goals.
Of course, you can reach Saalfelden Leogang by train – an environmentally friendly way to travel. You won’t have to worry about traffic, and there are many fast, direct connections from Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich to Saalfelden Leogang. The Saalfelden Leogang Card, which guests receive free of charge when checking in with any of our partner accommodation providers, allows you to use the local public transport network of Pinzgau free of charge all summer. The Loigom Shuttle in Leogang augments the existing route network by providing on-demand services with two Mercedes eVitos and serves a total of 39 stops. This has created access to the public transport network where there previously was none.