Holidays in Mariastein
The famous pilgrimage site in the Kitzbühel Alps
Mariastein is located on a peaceful high plateau and captivates with plenty of green areas, forests and that very special country-flair. Small but excellent, is the motto in Mariastein. With only some 400 inhabitants, the village is one of the smallest municipalities in all of Austria. High up on a 40m high rock, the village’s sacred site sits enthroned, the pilgrimage church. The impressive castle church is a popular daytrip destination in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve and also frequently visited by pilgrims. In summer as in winter, the castle courtyard is a very special location for a wide range of events. The pilgrimage site in the Kitzbühel Alps is a true power place and offers countless opportunities for enjoying active downtime. From cross-country skiing and hiking all the way to cycling - the holiday resort is sure to make your journey a perfect time out from the daily grind.
Numbers and facts for Mariastein
checkAltitude: 575 m above sea level (village centre)
checkArea: 2.38 km²
checkPopulation: ca. 399
Extensive walks, hikes up close with nature and cultural highlights - all this and much more awaits you on a summer holiday in Mariastein. Get inspired by the hiking tips or shuttle with public transport at no cost to the summer mountain lift in Hopfgarten. Mariastein incidentally is also a fantastic starting point for extensive cycling tours. Be it by road bike, e-bike or mountain bike - great tours are waiting for you in the village. The first additional stage of the KAT Bike, the long-distance biker-path through the Kitzbühel Alps, also starts in the village of Mariastein.
When the landscape wraps itself into a white frock, Mariastein transforms into a true paradise for cross-country skiers. Together with the neighbouring village of Angerberg, Mariastein has been awarded the Tirolean Cross-Country Ski Trail Seal of Quality. Fantastic cross-country ski trails, top infrastructure, cross-country ski rentals and much more thus count among the services in the holiday resort. All those who like to swing down the pistes can take the ski bus directly to the entry point of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. That’s the fast way of getting to one of the biggest and most modern ski areas in Austria, and it’s even for free. Bavarian curling has a long tradition in Austria and in Mariastein you’ll also find a curling rink to have a go at this sport on.
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