Anthering's Adventure Map describes 10 hiking paths which range from 2 to 7 km in length, wending their way through the surrounding countryside. The map is available for free from the Tourist Office. Whether on foot or riding your bike, you're going to experience the most beautiful, most attractive natural landscapes in and around Anthering!
The Antheringer Au
A pristine nature preserve
A pristine natural preserve along the river bottoms of the Salzachauen, where visitors can observe both kingfishers and wild boar. The Antheringer Au, along with the Weitwörther and Irlacher Au, covers an area of 1,120 hectares, representing a very special bird and nature preserve. Rare species, many threatened by extinction, such as the grey woodpecker, stock dove and many more, can all be encountered here.
Salzach & Salzach River
Hiking along the river banks
This river was a major route for the transportation of salt, which led to it being referred to as the "Salz-Ache" or "salt river". The Salzach can be reached via the Antheringer Au's so-called "Viehgass-Durchschlag", starting out from behind the local railway station in Anthering. Approximately a 20-minute walk.
Lakes Luginger See and Ragginger See
Beautiful lakes in a nature preserve
Several small lakes are located on the high ridge between Hochgitzen and Haunsberg. These include the Lugingersee and Raggingersee. This nature preserve is a popular excursion destination, especially as the cycle paths of the Alpine Foothills head out in this direction.
Looking into the depths of the universe
Somewhat up and beyond the Windinggut country inn, visitors will discover the Voggenberg Observatory, run by Salzburg's House of Nature. Every Thursday after nightfall, amateur astronomers make their way out here to peer into the depths of space. Detailed information and group tours available through Mr. Grau by calling +43 (0)662 / 45 21 15 daily between 5.30 and 6.30 p.m.
Arnoweg Hiking Trail
Leading hikers on an adventure through the entire Salzburger Land
The long-distance hiking trail covers the length and breadth of the Salzburger Land - and this includes our own village as well. The Arnoweg runs from Bergheim, via the Franzosengraben to Doppel, then on via the Maunzgraben to the Emperor's Beech Tree.
Hiking tour on Mount Hausberg
One of the last foothills north of Salzburg.
Mount Haunsberg, one of the last foothills north of Salzburg, has an elongated ridge with beautiful walking tracks. The most famous landmark of the Alpes' foothills, the Kaiserbuche or emperors beech tree stood here. This beech tree was planted in memory of a visit by Emperor Franz Josef II in 1779 and being 225 years old the tree was visible from far away. Unfortunately the tree was destroyed during a storm in August 2004. The stump and the chapel are still a popular destination, because from here you can see the lakes area of the Alpenvorland as well as the city of Salzburg nestled amongst the grand mountain chains of the Alps.
The new Sport "Nordic Walking"
Anthering offers the ideal place to enjoy all walking sports, including the latest sporting craze: Nordic Walking. Whether on guided tours or by yourself, the many romantic tours through the undulating hills of the Alpenvorland offer magnificent views to the city of Mozart - Salzburg and the surrounding mountains, and a unique experience in the untouched wetlands. Anthering caters to all, from the experienced to beginners, with facilities offering equipment rental, guiding and experienced instructors available to get you started. The Antheringer adventure map (Antheringer Erlebniskarte) includes detailed descriptions of 6 Nordic Waking tours and 9 Running tracks and has many tips and useful information. This adventure map is available for free from the tourism office.