Area Attractions in Bad Vigaun
Cultural Monuments and "Lebensader Taugl"
Bad Vigaun is an especially idyllic location within the Tennengau Tourism Region. Aside from its beautiful countryside, there are also an array of smaller cultural monuments and sightseeing attractions that are able to captivate locals and guests alike. More than 100 small monuments adorn the gardens and village squares in Bad Vigaun. Set out on your own personal treasure hunt through Bad Vigaun.
TREASURES IN AND FROM Bad Vigaun
If you walk through Bad Vigaun or hike through Tennengau with your eyes open, you will discover countless treasures, big and small, along the trail's edge, each of which has been lovingly restored, protected and preserved. If you stop by the tourist office in Bad Vigaun, they will be happy to provide you with a short guide to our cultural and natural treasures.
Several hundred years ago, there was only one place in Bad Vigaun where people could accurately tell the time of day. The sundial next to the parish church is one of the oldest small monuments in Bad Vigaun. Until Salzburg church-clock maker Johann Bentele outfitted the church tower with a mechanical clock, it was this sundial which showed locals the time of day. In 2006, the people of Bad Vigaun restored this beautiful sundial to its old beauty.
“Four Seasons” Village Fountain
Located not far from the sundial is the “Four Seasons” village fountain. The four stylized washer women are sculpted from a single slab of Untersberg marble. One of the four troughs is also made from the marble which has been mined from the Untersberg since Roman times. The others are made from the three unmistakable types of Adnet marble...
“Water is Life” Drinking Fountain
“When you hold water in your hand, you also hold life in your hand!” – this is the motto you can read on the basin of this drinking fountain. Simple yet elegant, this fountain is a perfect hommage to the powerful, life-giving element we know as “water”.
Tauglgries NATURE SANCTUARY
South of Salzburg between Bad Vigaun and Kuchl flows the Taugl, a crystal-clear stream that broadens into a river. The cold water of the Taugl forces its way through narrow gorges, flows peacefully across broad riverbeds, and falls thunderously into the depths.
Tauglgries European Nature Sanctuary is an extraordinary, untamed river-setting in the Tennengau communities of Bad Vigaun and Kuchl. Rare animal species make their home in this pristine natural habitat. That includes the common sandpiper, which is actually an endangered species. As is the little ringed plover, which tends to its nests along the gravel banks in Tauglgries. But the Taugl isn't just a marvelous retreat for animals. You will also discover numerous idyllic swimming spots here. That said, some areas restrict access during the sensitive nesting season from 1 April until 31 July.
Places and experiences along and in the Taugl
- The Roman Bridge is the oldest existing bridge in Salzburg province. It was built in 1613 and connects Bad Vigaun with Kuchl.
- Taugl Waterfall next to the Roman Bridge
- Enjoy a dip in the natural swimming area on the Taugl. Of course, there are numerous other beautiful swimming “holes” elsewhere along the river, too. In the summer months especially, the idyllic Taugl – with its big, flat rocky slabs – is a popular attraction for swimmers
MUST-SEES in Bad Vigaun ...
Whether a family, recreation seeker or lover of the "finer things": A holiday in Bad Vigaun is as individual as you are. During your holiday in Bad Vigaun, be sure to pay a visit to Heiltherme Bad Vigaun and take a hike through the Tauglgries European Nature Sanctuary. Numerous other sightseeing attractions add to your memorable moments in the Tennengau Region.