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What you should know about Viehhofen

Mini Golf

In the neighboring towns of Saalbach Hinterglemm Zell am See and Bruck


There are several small museums in neighboring towns; we are also within reach of major museums, especially those in the provincial capital, Salzburg.

Mountain Rescue

There is a mountain rescue office in Saalbach; phone: +43 (0)6541 7688

Nature Parks

Viehhofen is only a few minutes' drive from a major nature park, the Hohe Tauern National Park.


here is the timetable to and from Viehhofen

Outdoor pool

In Viehhofen there is a solar-heated outdoor pool at the Hecherhütte for restaurant-guests, and further swimming pools in the neighboring, or you enjoy the Zeller lake (8 km away) with its beaches.


can be booked at  www.airstar.at  +43 650 50 10 102

Parish Offices

The parishes of Viehhofen, Maishofen and Saalbach have the same pastor;  Maishofen Parsonage Tel.: +43 (0)6542 682 63; Saalbach Parsonage Tel.: +43 (0)6541 / 62 15


Across the village square

Police Emergency Dial 133

Police station in Zell am See: +43 59 133 - 5170 - 305
Police station in Saalbach (winter only): +43 59 133 - 5182

Post Office

You will find the nearest post office in Maishofen or Saalbach. Though, of course, you can always mail your letters in the postbox (in Viehhofen, outside the "Nah&Frisch" grocery store) or drop them off where you are staying!


In Saalbach, Maishofen, Zell am See and Saalfelden

Petrol Stations

There are no petrol stations in Viehhofen, but the closest ones are in Saalbach (on main street) and in Maishofen (Cafe Karin and in the Unterreit section of town)

  • A village with tradition

  • The history of the parish of 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.


Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen


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




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