"A village for both young and old alike"

The idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen

Traditional, Familiar and Welcoming

The small village of Viehhofen is nestled in the mountains in one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, located between the bustling tourist resorts of Zell am See - Kaprun and Saalbach Hinterglemm. Viehhofen is situated in the centre of the Glemm valley in Salzburger Land, on a sunny hillside at the foot of the Pinzgauer mountains at 856 metres above sea level.

The idyllic village is surrounded by the mountains of the Upper Gernkogel (2,175 m) in the southwest, the Schmittenhöhe (1,965 m) in the southeast and the Sausteigen (1,912 m) in the northeast. All of these mountains belong to the “Pinzgauer Grass Mountains”, the highest grass mountains in Europe, which due to their height and nature are ideally suited for hiking in summer and skiing in winter.

From the peaks, there are impressive views to the imposing mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park, including the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain.

Viehhofen as a starting point
Viehhofen is the ideal location for a various activities and adventures and is located between some of the most famous resorts in Austria, including Saalbach Hinterglemm at the end of the Glemm valley and Zell am See and Kaprun.

Our guests are able to enjoy the amenities in the neighbouring resorts, while at the same time enjoying the peaceful location of the Alpine village of Viehhofen. Viehhofen is unique in the way that there is no mass tourism and tourists are welcomed as personal guests and not just foreign visitors. In addition, we are able to offer competitive prices compared to those offered in the major tourist resorts.

These factors contribute to Viehhofen being ideal for families as well as those in search of a relaxing and restful holiday.

  • A village with tradition

  • The history of the parish of Viehhofen

  • Informations from A-Z

  • Gastronomy in Viehhofen

A village with tradition

Viehhofen is an independent municipality with approximately 600 inhabitants and belongs to the district of Zell am See, the capital of Pinzgau. The emblem of Viehhofen is the wild sow, named after the northeast "Sausteigen" mountain.

The history of the parish of Viehhofen

In Viehhofen traditions and customs play a major role. Below you will find a chronicle of the parish of Viehhofen:

1767 host, August Gruber built a chapel, which was unfortunately destroyed in the flood of 1786.

1793 The ecclesiastical consistory grants an Excurrendo Curatie for Viehhofen. The co-operator from Zell am See had to travel to Viehhofen to conduct religious services.

 1796 the church in Viehhofen was built against the will of merchants/tradesmen of Zell am See. The church patron saint is St. Josef.

1800 A spiritual ministry is founded; the parsonage being built by the community itself and the church contributing 2,200 guilders to the project.

1891 Viehhofen becomes a parish.

1951 the church gets three bronze bells.


Nowadays, church services take place in the Viehhofen parish church every Sunday as well as on bank holidays at 09.00.

Informations from A-Z

What you should know about Viehhofen

Where is the nearest ATM? Is there an outdoor swimming pool in Viehhofen? Where can I borrow skis? Answers to these and many other questions around your stay in Viehhofen you will find here.


Gastronomy in Viehhofen

Enjoy Salzburger Land cuisine

No matter how small a place, there are always culinary delights to be enjoyed. In Viehhofen you can choose between traditional inns, cosy locals and charming restaurants.

 

Name Phone Website
Restaurant Cafe Dorfstadl +43 6542 680 16 www.dorfstadl-viehhofen.at
Gasthof Glemmerhof +43 6542 685 76 www.glemmerhof.at
Hecherhütte +43 6542 685 86 www.hecherhuette.at
Hotel Gasthof Oberwirt +43 6542 685 53 www.oberwirt.at
Alpengasthof Stiegernigg +43 6542 685 54 www.viehhofen.com
Restaurant Die Schmiede +43 676 933 34 34 www.schmiede-viehhofen.at
B + B Restaurant +43 6542 21814  

 

Bon appétit!

  • map of viehhofen

  • The Viehhofen Voucher Book

  • The Viehhofen Guest Card

map of viehhofen

Viehhofen at a glance

The big advantage of a small place? You can’t get lost! You can zoom into a particular house with our PDF format village maps for summer and winter.

Tip: A printed version of the local map is available at the Viehhofen Tourist Office.


The Viehhofen Voucher Book

Plenty of little extras for our guests (only available in summer)

„A little something to show our appreciation! “- because in Viehhofen our guests are very close to our heart. Numerous companies in and around Viehhofen offer little "extras" and perks, which you will find summarised in your personal voucher book.

 

IMPORTANT: Voucher book prize draw

Summer 2018 - win a 3 night stay in with your host in an apartment or room with bed and breakfast for 2 people! In order to participate in the prize draw, please bring the prize draw card from the voucher book to Viehhofen Tourist Office. Good luck! Note: The prize cannot be redeemed in cash. Prize draw: once a year.

You will receive the Viehhofen voucher book, free of charge, from the tourist office when you show your guest card at the start of your holiday. Please note that due to diverse weather conditions and the season, it is not always that all of the vouchers can be redeemed.


The Viehhofen Guest Card

Numerous discounts with our partner companies

You will receive the Viehhofen Guest Card, free of charge, from you host at the start of your holiday. With this Guest Card, you will receive numerous discounts and many other small extras with our partner companies. Our partner companies are not only in Viehhofen, but also include many of the most popular attractions in the region of Pinzgau. Inform yourself, it will pay off!


Adress:

Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen

Contact:

Tel.: +43 6542 685 59
Fax: +43 6542 685 59-4
Email: info@viehhofen.at

TOURIST OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

 

Winter:                          Monday to Frriday   8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

01.12.17 - 01.04.18     Saturday                     8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm
                                          Sunday                        8.00 - 12.00 am

 

Off-season:                 Monday to Friday       8.00 - 12.00 am