Central and yet in the mountains: Puch near Hallein
SalzburgerLand holidays begin in Puch
As much as anything, guests in the village of Puch appreciate how close it is to Salzburg City. Just ten kilometers south of the City of Mozart, Puch is central, yet quiet and idyllic. Surrounded by mountains and deep-green forests, Puch invites guests to take a cleansing breath and appreciate every delightful moment.
And best of all: The excursion opportunities are virtually boundless. Hiking in the mountains, shopping in the city, or sampling the amazing selection of delicious regional products. Summer and winter, Puch never fails to captivate holiday guests.
DINING, CULTURE & WELLNESS
At the local inns and restaurants in Puch, diners can look forward to a wide variety of mouthwatering treats. In particular at the Schützenwirt, an organic inn located in St. Jakob am Thurn, you are not only served exceptional dishes: Right next door, in the Jakobisaal at the culture center, you will also discover art & culture sure to appeal to all tastes.
Kurhotel Vollererhof promises perfect opportunities for rest and regeneration, including a doctor-supervised health center with a warm, family-style atmosphere. In their large wellness facility with a professional beauty department, you will find the ideal setting for an utterly rejuvenating health-focused holiday in SalzburgerLand.
Summers in Puch near Salzburg
Hike and enjoy – close to Salzburg City. Puch in Salzburger Land makes all of your holiday wishes come true.
Cycling: Cyclists have things good in Puch. In fact, two famous bike paths run through the community. The flat Tauern Bike Path leads straight to Salzburg. Promising entertaining hours in the saddle, which you may also wish to spend on an E-bike if your prefer. Bikers looking for a more physical challenge will enjoy the challenging Salt & Lakes Tour.
Hiking: The clearly signposted “Rosenkranzweg” to St. Jakob begins right here in Puch. Along this easy hike, you will learn everything about the birth and childhood of Jesus Christ. If you prefer something sportier, you might head to Wiestal Valley and hike up to a mountain hut. Discovery tours in Tennengau: Because it is located on major transit arteries, Puch is very much a gateway to the entire Tennengau Region.
Excursion Tips in Puch near Hallein: Puch, located just outside Salzburg, is an ideal base from which to explore Salzburger Land. Countless excursion opportunities add more variety to your Tennengau vacation than you ever imagined possible. The Tennengau Guest Ticket offers attractive discounts whenever you choose to travel on public transportation.
Especially in the weeks just before Christmas, Puch is a popular destination for holidaymakers and locals alike. Just beyond the gates of Salzburg itself, the Advent period couldn’t possibly be more romantic.
Winter ACTIVITIES in Puch bei Salzburg
- Advent in St. Jakob am Thurn: Every Saturday and Sunday in Advent, the stands of the small, intimate Advent markets open up their doors and windows. Visitors can also look forward to a program of festive events at the pilgrimage church of St. Jakob as well as out on the church square.
- Winter hikes: For a close-to-nature experience, there is nothing better than a winter hike on the Almerberg.
- Skiing: Located in the heart of Salzburger Land, you can reach many of the Tennengau ski areas in just 30 minutes .
TRADITION AND COLLEGE TOWN SIDE-BY-SIDE
In Puch, festivals and traditions are celebrated to the rhythm of the changing seasons. Whether Raising the Maypole, Harvest Festival or Krampus parades with Saint Nicholas, here in Puch near Hallein folk culture is vibrantly alive and well. One special highlight is the so-called "Puch Palm Donkey", which is borne through town as part of the Palm Sunday parade, and can be viewed for the rest of the year inside Puch parish church. Also unique is the historical "Schützentanz", a dance performed annually to mark the feast day of St. James (on the last Sunday in July) by the Jakobischützen from St. Jakob am Thurn.
Knowledge grows here in Puch! In an idyllic location, right next to Schloss Urstein, a campus of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has stood since 2005, offering international and professionally-focused Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. In Puch-Urstein, students can take advantage of the quiet setting to focus on their studies. And when it's time to unwind, the excursion opportunities surrounding Puch are simply limitless.
Now is the perfect time to learn more about your next vacation in Puch near Hallein! Enjoy the beautiful Tennengau countryside and the proximity to Salzburg City.