Neukirchen is a charming village dating back to the 10th century and surrounded by mountains, picturesque forests and Alpine lakes. It has a great infrastructure with lots of bars and restaurants, and superb family-friendly skiing.
The quaint village of Neukirchen is located at the heart of the upper Pinzgau region close to the Salzach River in Austria’s Salzburg Province. This charming village dates back to the 10th century and is surrounded by mountains, picturesque forests and Alpine lakes. Neukirchen has a good selection of shops and restaurants for you to explore and is less than 15 minutes from Mittersill, the region’s largest town, with it’s plentiful bars and supermarkets. The region features 370km of magnificent skiing as well as great hiking and cycling routes which makes it the perfect dual season restreat. Neukirchen is also just a 5 minute drive from Bramberg which boasts one of Europe’s only emerald mines, plus the world’s longest nighttime toboggan run where you can sled for 14km under the stars.
Neukirchen lies within the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park which is Europe’s largest nature reserve. The upmarket, vibrant town of Kitzbühel is a 40 minute drive away as is the beautiful lake side resort of Zell am See – both a fabulous day trip for all of the family.
The village is conveniently located only 1 hour 30 minutes from Innsbruck airport, 1 hour 45 from Salzburg airport and 2 hours 25 minutes from Munich airport. Neukirchen also has a local train with a regular service from Salzburg to ensure accessibility for those not travelling by car.
In Neukirchen there is 61km of superb skiing available on your doorstep. A ski lift gives direct access from Neukirchen to the Wildkogel Arena, comprising of 28km of blue runs, 25km of red runs and 8km of black runs with altitudes up to 2,100m. The wide open slopes are uncrowded and the pretty snow-capped trees make for wonderfully scenic skiing between mid-December and April. There are lots of traditional Alpine huts across the mountainsides offering full table service and great hearty food, where you can relax with a cool drink before exploring more of this pretty resort.
For an adrenaline rush why not try the longest nighttime toboggan run in world. Nearby Bramberg’s famous 14km run is floodlit so the whole family can enjoy tobogganing amongst the stars. With the help of the Smaragbahn lift, you will quickly find yourself at around 2,100m above sea level where you can embark on an adventurous ride down the mountain, covering an incredible 1,300 vertical metres in 40 minutes!
Just 10 minutes from Neukirchen is the new Panoramabahn gondola ski lift which gives direct access to the Kitzbühel Alps with a further 170km of sublime pistes. The slopes include 69km of blue runs, 77km of red runs and 24km of black runs as well as plenty of cross-country skiing with 500km of surrounding network trails. The Kitzbühel Alps have over 50 modern ski lifts and 100% snow cannon coverage to ensure great skiing. Plus, with more than 50 rustic mountain huts and bars, you are spoilt for choice with sunny terraces to enjoy the great views and traditional Austrian hospitality.
To add to all of this, under 20 minutes’ drive from Neukirchen is the ski lift from Gerlospass. This gives access to the expansive Zillertal Arena with 139km of slopes – ski paradise!
In summertime Neukirchen is a wonderful destination with plenty of activities on offer for the young and the young at heart. For hiking enthusiasts, the high trails throughout the Kitzbuhel Alps and Hohe Tauern range are great outings for families during the warmer months. For a more relaxing trip, you can take the cabin lift up to the tree tops.
The region is perfect for cycling as there are 800km of mountain bike trails with breathtaking views of Grossglockner – Austria’s tallest mountain. The gondola lifts are open throughout the summer months and can whisk you and your bike up to the top so you can freewheel down, stopping at the many picture perfect mountain huts to quench your thirst.
The Salzach river passes through nearby Bramberg and is a great place to try out exciting watersports such as rafting and kayaking. Just 40 minutes away is the famous lakeside resort of Zell am See and its crystal clear waters where you can go for relaxing boat rides or cool off with a swim.
Neukirchen is 20 minutes from the par-70 Mittersill-Stuhlfelden Golf Club, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains. This 18-hole course has rustic hay lofts, doglegs, ponds, a small stream and a par-3 island green. The region is even known as the ‘golf centre of Austria’ with a choice of five local golf courses, plus a further 19 courses within an hour’s drive!
If you would like to see any of the ski property we have for sale in Neukirchen, we would be delighted to arrange a viewing for you. Please see our visiting Austria page and then either email us at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 207 935 5132
We have representatives in all the resorts we sell in who would be delighted to meet you and show you around. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we can help organise everything for you.
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