Naturepark Weißbach

green alpine pastures, harsh rocks, wild water

The naturepark is known for the extensive alpine pasture with colourful meadows. Unique flowers and animals can be found - like the martagon lily or the mountain Apollo Butterfly. Weißbach is known for it's butterfly diversity. We aim to preserve the biodiversity of the region.


The Park is located in the communites of Weißbach and St. Martin bei Lofer. Together with the neighbouring Nationalpark Berchtesgaden (Bavaria, Germany) they build a special natural environment.

During summer those two protected areas are connected through the alp adventure bus.  


Sustainabilty is the key

Naturpark is a term which is given to special and protected areas. In a naturepark the nature and environment is preserved through the sustainable agricultural and forestral use.



How is the naturepark organized


Organistaions supporting the naturepark 


Partner companies of the nature park

numbers & facts

Here you get an overview of important figures and data, which are the basis of the naturepark Weißbach. In 2007 the foundation for the naturepark Weißbach was laid by awarding that predicate through the province of salzburg.


is the area of the naturepark, which is between 666 m – 2.634 m 
above sea level.


of valuable and diverse habitats can be found in the naturepark.

protected areas

Landscape protecion areas
nature monument Seisenbergklamm
nature forest reservats


agricultural enterprises are fundamental for maintaining and managing the meadows and forests of the naturepark.


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 naturepark. There, the pristine tradtions are still activley lived.

4 pillar-modell



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.

  • Biodiversity projects
  • Visitor guidance
  • Contractual nature conservation (ÖPUL)
  • Protected area care, management
  • "Soft mobility"
  • Research projects


to make it possible to experience nature, culture and their interrelationships through interactive forms of sensing nature.


  • Nature park school 
  • Theme trails
  • Guided tours
  • Information points
  • Information materials
  • Seminars, courses, workshops
  • Cooperation with research institutions

to offer attractive recreational facilities in accordance with the protected area and the character of the landscape.

  • Summer offers
  • Winter offers
  • Cycle paths
  • Places to rest
  • Natural adventure playgrounds
  • Family friendly


regional development

 to provide impulses for regional development in order to increase regional added value and to ensure the quality of life.


  • Close cooperation between nature conservation, agriculture, tourism, trade and culture.
  • Socially and environmentally compatible tourism
  • Nature park specialties according to defined criteria
  • Jobs through nature parks
  • Nature park restaurants & partner businesses
  • Marketing - information material
  • e5 - Renewable energies in the nature park
  • Cross-border activities (Berchtesgaden National Park, ALPARC)

The naturepark centre

The naturepark 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.


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summer in the naturepark

enjoy a summer retreat

The summer months are providing several activites for the visitors of the natureoark. Everybody can find their place to enjoy the diviserty of the area. 

  • Hiking & resting at one of our impressive alpine pastures,
  • via ferrata of several levels of difficulty, 
  • small hikes to ambitious mountain tours
  • Theme trails to explore & discover for young & old
  • Refreshment on hot days in the Seisenbergklamm gorge

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Events in the naturepark Weißbach

There is always something going on here!

We have several different offers. For example guided tours to the Kallbrunnalm, where you can learn about alpine farming, a tourchlight hike with brass music through the Seisenbergklamm in the evening, an exciting tour about the golden eagle, the kings of the sky, or explore the life in the water and forest as detectives together with your children.


Have a closer look on our event calander.

There you can book online or call +43 6582 8352 12 for registration.

winter in the naturepark

silent time not quiet at all

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 ski areas Maria Alm, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang, Waidringer Steinplatte and the ski area Loferer Alm, which can be reached directly by ski bus, are in the immediate vicinity and thus 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 naturepark Weißbach, as will guests who would like to learn about the art of curling or try it out for themselves.

Be respectful!

because you are not alone



Bildquelle: 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 naturepark:

  • please stay on marked paths & routes
  • Leash your dog
  • Keep quiet & avoid unnecessary noise
  • Take your waste with you
  • Do not enter wildlife resting areas

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travel & entry

plan your trip

To plan your journey, you can find information about accessibility, travel and parking here


contact information

Information about contacting the nature park and the contact persons can be found here