QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
ABOUT YOUR autumn HOLIDAY 2020
For a relaxed start to your holiday and so that you are always up to date, we have collected the most important questions for you here.
This page will be continuously updated to keep you up to speed.
Subject to change depending on regulations. As of: 28th October 2020
- Are the borders open?
The Austrian borders to most european countries is open. No quarantine or test requirements are required when entering Austria from these countries.
The current travel restrictions and all important information can be found here.
Germany's travel warning for Vienna has no effect on residents of Vienna who wish to travel to the Salzburger Saalachtal or Salzburg via the Kleines Deutsches Eck. There is no requirement to provide a test result.
Is there anything to consider when arriving by car?
Toll free from the North: We currently recommend the following route: Motorway A8 / A93 Munich - Innsbruck, exit Oberaudorf via Walchsee, Kössen (B172) and Erpfendorfer Landesstraße (L39) to Lofer, St. Martin, Unken and Weißbach.
It is also possible to travel via Motorway A8 Munich – Salzburg; exit Siegsdorf/Traunstein via the Deutsche Alpenstraße; border crossing Steinpaß (Tunnel) to Unken, Lofer, St. Martin and Weißbach, but the B305 between the Wegscheid junction and Schneizlreuth is closed until at least the end of 2021. You will be redirected via the streets at Thumsee and Saalachsee.
From the East: Via the West Motorway A1 Vienna – Salzburg; exit Wals/Lofer via Bundesstraße B21 and B311 to Unken, Lofer, St. Martin and Weißbach.
- Can I travel by train, bus or airplane?
An arrival by train, plane or bus is possible. Wearing a face mask is compulsory on public transport.
Train: All current ÖBB timetables and up-to-date changes can be found on the website: ÖBB. The Deutsche Bahn runs in normal operation to Austria. Here you find more information about travelling with the Deutsche Bahn.
Airplane: You can find the current flight schedule here.
Bus: The Salzburger Verkehrsverbund is fully operating. Also the bus line 260 travels in full operation with stops in Germany. You can find current timetable information here: Salzburg-Verkehr
Shuttle from the station or airport: Taxi Dürnberger offers a shuttle service as normal. Taxi Dürnberger: +43 (0) 664 13 000 09
- Are the restaurants in the Salzburger Saalachtal open?
Restaurants and cafès are open. Here is the current list of the opened restaurantes.
- Which rules of conduct must I follow when visiting a restaurant or staying in accommodation?
The framework of conditions for gastronomy and accommodation are similar:
Alm, Mountain and Refuge Huts
- Are the alm huts in the Salzburger Saalachtal open and what rules of conduct are there?
The Jausenstation Hochalm (closed Tuesday) in the Heutal in Unken is open until the 31st of october. The Jausenstation Litzlalm, Kallbrunnalm, Kammerlingalm and Wildalm are already closed.
The same rules of conduct apply to alm huts as to gastronomy.
- Are the mountain and refuge huts in the area open?
The Neue Traunsteiner Hütte in the Reither Steinberge, the Ingolstätter Haus in the Steineren Meer, the Passauer Hütte in the Leoganger Steinberge and the Schmidt-Zabierow-Hütte in the Loferer Steinberge are closed.
Leisure and Activities
- Is the Almenwelt Lofer open?
The Almbahn I and II will end the season on sunday, 1st of november. Last days operating: 31st of october and 1st of november.
The restaurant Kechtalm in the Almenwelt Lofer is open when the lift is operating. The Restaurant Soderkaser, the Haus Schönblick and the Gasthof Loderbichl are already closed.
- Are the Saalachtaler natural wonders - the Vorderkaserklamm, the Seisenbergklam m and the Lamprechshöhle - open?
The Seisenbergklamm and the Vorderkaserklamm are open until the 31st of october. The Lamprechtshöhle is open until the 8th of november.
- Is the Leisure Centre Unken open?
The fitness room and the sauna in the Leisure Centre Unken is open daily from 3-9pm.
- When is the Salzburger Saalachtal Card valid in summer 2020?
The Salzburger Saalachtal Card is valid this summer until the 8th November.
- Will events take place as planned?
There are no events allowed until the 15th of november.
- How and when can I reach the information office of the Salzburger Saalachtal in Lofer?
The information office is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. During these times we can be reached personally, by telephone on +43 6588 8321 and by e-mail. We are also happy to answer your questions via Notify. You can find more information about our Notify service here.
- Do I have to wear a face mask in public institutions, shops, etc. in Austria?
The face mask is compulsory on public transport, in healthcare settings (pharmcies, doctor's), in shops, bakeries, post offices, banks, in all public indoor areas (shops, museum, etc.), in all public indoor areas in hotels and in restaurants whenever you are away from the table and in the service sector.
We are happy to answer any further questions by firstname.lastname@example.org or on +43 6588 8321.