The Nature Park "Weißbach bei Lofer" is known for its extensive alpine pasture with colourful meadows. Unique flowers and animals can be found here- such as the martagon lily or the mountain Apollo Butterfly. Weißbach is known for its stunning butterfly diversity. An aim of the Park is to preserve the biodiversity of the region.
The Nature Park is located in the communites of Weißbach and St. Martin bei Lofer. Together with the neighbouring national park "Berchtesgaden" (Bavaria, Germany) they create a special natural environment. During summer these protected areas are connected via the alp adventure bus (AlmErlebnisBus).
The term "Nature Park" is given to areas of natural significance which deserve a vast amount of protection. In a Nature Park the biodiversity and the natural environment is preserved by ensuring sustainable agriculture and conscious forestral use.
How is the Nature Park organized
Organizations supporting the Nature Park
Partner companies of the Nature Park
Here you get an overview of important figures and data, which underlie the Nature Park Weißbach. By being awarded the predicate "Nature Park" in 2007 by the province of Salzburg, the foundation was laid.
is the area of the Nature Park, which is between 666 m – 2.634 m
above sea level.
of valuable and diverse habitats can be found in the Nature Park.
Landscape protection areas
nature monument Seisenbergklamm
nature forest reserves
agricultural enterprises are fundamental for maintaining and managing the meadows and forests of the Nature Park.
Jausenstationen (snack stations) where you can fortify yourself with regional culinary specialties.
alpine pastures, including
247 ha area Kallbrunnalm
74 ha area Kammerlingalm
32 ha area Litzlalm
alpine huts are located in the Nature Park. There, the pristine tradtions are still activley lived.
To safeguard the natural area in its diversity and beauty through sustainable use and to preserve the cultural landscape that has been shaped for centuries.
To make it possible to experience nature, culture and their interrelationships via interactive forms of sensing nature.
To offer attractive recreational facilities in accordance with the protected area and the character of the landscape.
To provide impulses for regional development in order to increase regional added value and to ensure the quality of life.
The Nature Park Centre in Weißbach is open daily and cordially invites you to stop by.
There, you can also find the naturepark store with products from the region.
The summer months are providing several activites for visitors of the Nature Park. Everybody can find a place to enjoy the diviserty of the area.
We have several different offers which give visitors the possibility of obtaining background knowledge about the area, the wildlife and the cultural landscape . For example guided tours to the Kallbrunnalm, where you can learn about alpine farming, a torchlight hike with brass music through the Seisenbergklamm in the evening, an exciting tour about the golden eagle - the king of the sky, or a few hours in the woods to explore the life in the water and forest as detectives together with your children.
Have a closer look on our event calander to see possible dates and times.
There you can book online or call +43 6582 8352 12 for registration.
Those who only think of skiing in winter will be proven wrong in the Weißbach Nature Park with its diverse offers in snowy nature.
Current guided snowshoe hikes and ski tours, as well as ice climbing and caving adventures can be found under events.
Even though the four skiing regions Maria Alm, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang, Waidringer Steinplatte and Loferer Alm, which can be reached directly by ski busses, are close-by and ensure pure
skiing pleasure, there is still a lot to discover off the ski slopes!
The winter landscape invites you to take long walks and hikes, for example along the Hackerrunde along the Saalach or from Hintertal to Pürzlbach along a winterpath.
When the snow conditions are right, cross-country ski trails are groomed both in the centre of the village and in Hintertal, and there are also many opportunities to explore the winter landscape on snowshoes.
Of course, ski touring enthusiasts also get their money's worth in the extensive winter landscape. The sled run is illuminated in the evening, so nothing stands in the way of sledding fun. Those who prefer to put on their ice skates and take a few turns on the blades will find the right place in the Nature Park Weißbach, as will guests who would like to learn about the art of curling or want to try it out themselves.
Source: Markus Leitner
The Nature Park is home to many animal & plant species. Even if you can't see the wildlife right now, you are in the middle of their living room!
In winter, wild animals are in energy-saving mode. When disturbed, it ends apruptly and excessive energy is consumed - this can end deadly for them!
Therefore, keep to a few points in mind when staying in the Nature Park:
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To plan your journey, you can find information about accessibility, travel and parking here
Information about contacting the Nature Park and the contact persons can be found here