Geography & Climate
The Tennengau - between Salzburg and Dachstein
The Tennengau region encompasses the entire Hallein district with 13 communities in total, 56,362 permanent residents and an area of 668.27 km².
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE TENNENGAu TOURISM REGION
Tennengau corresponds to the same area as the Hallein political district, and is one of five regions within Salzburg province. The Hallein district is divided into 13 communities, including the borough of Hallein and four market towns Abtenau, Golling, Kuchl and Oberalm. The other eight communities are Adnet, Annaberg-Lungötz, Bad Vigaun, Krispl-Gaissau, Puch, Russbach, Scheffau and St. Koloman. When it comes to tourism, the Lammertal village of St. Martin am Tennengebirge also belongs to the Tennengau Region, though politically it is part of the Pongau district of St. Johann.
To the north, Tennengau borders on Flachgau and extends almost to the provincial capital Salzburg. In the south, the Tennen- and Hagengebirge mountains separate Tennengau from Pongau.
To the east lies the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria, while to the west Tennengau borders on the Bavarian county of Berchtesgadener Land in Germany. Tennengau encompasses parts of the Northern Limestone Alps as well as the transition from hill country to the high Alps.
CLIMATE IN SalzburgerLand
In Tennengau you will encounter a sub-alpine climate. Due its very long and cold winters, Tennengau is ideal for your winter holidays. In its ski areas at higher elevations, you will find outstanding snow conditions.
The summer months are distinguished by their pleasantly warm temperatures, ideal on the one hand for hiking, biking and visits to mountain huts, while also treating you to the joys of swimming or simply soaking up some sunshine.
Tennengau lies on the northern edge of the Alps. As weather systems move in from the west, they can often build over the mountains and produce high amounts of precipitation as well as strong westerly winds. The plant and animal world in Tennengau is primarily alpine, though also partially Central European. Most of the agricultural and forestry areas consist of forest, meadows, pastures and alpine grazing areas. The broad areas of forest are also important for the timber- and wood-processing industries, including lumber, wood products and paper.
HOLIDAYS IN SalzburgerLand
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