City of Rauris (Salzburg)

The city of Rauris is included to the state Salzburg and to the district Zell am See District

Presentation of the destination

The Goldstädchen Rauris is located directly in the Hohe Tauern National Park

The market town of Rauris is located in the Austrian province of Salzburg in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Located at an altitude of 950 meters above sea level, the town has a good 3,000 inhabitants and comprises a total of twelve smaller villages in the Rauris Valley. The valley has a long history and is one of the few long-term settled valleys in the Tauern: Rauris was first mentioned in 1120. Rauris enjoys a humid continental climate with average highs of about 22 degrees Celsius in July and August and average lows of -7 degrees Celsius in January and February. Austria, like Germany, is in the Central European Time Zone and the Austrian currency is the Euro.

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Rauris has an interesting and varied history

The small town Rauris has been settled for a long time. Archaeological finds from the time before the birth of Christ show that the Rauris Valley was populated even then and served as a trade route. For example, silver coins were found bearing the head of King Philip of Macedon, who ruled in the fourth century BC, and Roman finds were also made in the valley. It is believed that the valley was settled from the south and was once an important hub for traffic from north to south. A passport and gatehouse in Rauris controlled traffic for a long time. As early as 1203, the first chapel was built in Rauris, which was rebuilt in 1411. In the Rauris Valley Museum, Rauris Museum, visitors can learn about life in the Rauris Valley, the region's gold mines and minerals, local wildlife, the world of work and home decor, and the Rauris Valley Museum in the summer months or winter season Experiencing customs in the valley. The museum is housed in the former Landrichterhaus on Marktstraße. Rauriser Tal Museum, Marktstraße 59, 5661 Rauris Website: E-Mail: Phone: +43 6544 6253 Opening hours: July and August daily except Thursday and Sunday 10 to 12 Pm and 3 to 6 pm; Christmas to Easter, June, September and October Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 6 pm Admission: Adults 3,50 Euro; Children 1.50 Euro

Rauris in winter: A diverse deep snow paradise up to 2,200 meters above sea level

Rauris in winter presents itself as a small but beautiful ski resort in one of the most attractive valleys in the Alps. Due to its outstanding location on the north-eastern slopes, the area on the Hochalmbahn is known beyond the national boundaries as a deep-snow paradise that has no equal: until April, glorious powder snow descents are usually possible here. In total there are 32 km of pistes in the ski area, of which 15 kilometers are easy slopes, 12 kilometers are medium and 5 are heavy. A funslope in the area of ​​the Hochalm mountain station offers waves, jumps and obstacles and promises winter fun not only for the youngest. On-site equipment hire and lessons at the ski schools allow beginners and novice skiers or snowboarders easy access to the sport. Families with children in particular feel at home in the family winter sports resort away from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist resorts: The children's world on the practice grounds also gently introduces the youngest to the sport. Offers such as the illuminated toboggan run Kreuzboden, the approximately 40 kilometers of well-prepared cross-country ski trails and the opportunity to ski touring, winter hiking or snowshoeing leave nothing to be desired in Rauris in winter. Ski area Rauriser Tal â € "Hochalmbahnen, Liftweg 2, 5661 Rauris Website: Email: Phone: +43 6544 6341 Opening hours: mid-December to early April, 9am to 4pm Prices: Day ticket Adults 37.50 euros; Young people 30 euros; Children 20 euros

Rauris is also a popular summer resort

Due to its unique location in the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Rauris is a popular destination for hikers and climbers in the summer: a veritable hiking paradise with almost 300 kilometers of well-marked hiking trails and via ferrata awaits the holidaymakers. Both opportunities for leisurely alpine hikes and more ambitious hiking destinations and destinations for mountaineers can be found here. Climbers get their money's worth on the via ferrata in the Taxenberger Klamm. You can also explore the Rauris valley or the national park by bike or mountain bike. For example, family and leisure cyclists can explore the Tauern Cycle Path, while mountain bikers will surely find a suitable destination among the various mountain bike trails in the national park. Bike rental and service shops can be found in the valley as well as a charging station for e-bikes. After a strenuous hike or bike ride, the Sonnblick outdoor swimming pool in Rauris promises relaxation and swimming fun for the whole family in summer, overlooking the magnificent mountain panorama of the Tauern. Around the year, some interesting events attract holidaymakers to Rauris: one of the highlights of Rauris' summer event calendar is certainly the stallion lift in June. Before the stallions of the Salzburger Land are driven on the summer pastures on the Grieswiesalm, a spectacular determination of the leader takes place every year to prevent uncontrolled fighting on the alpine pasture. More information at

The Hohe Tauern National Park and the Valley of the Vultures

The resort of Rauris is located right in the center of the Hohe Tauern National Park, and the national park is certainly one of the main attractions for a summer vacation in the region. The National Park is the largest national park in Austria and stretches around the Rauris Valley, also known as the Valley of the Vultures. The Rauris Valley, the valley of the Rauriser Ache, is known as one of the last retreats for the bearded vultures, which were released here from the Tiergarten Hellbrunn. Their sleeps find the majestic animals in the moss wall and the red wall. The trail through the Krumltal offers interesting information about the rare animals, which you can explore alone or on a guided hike. With luck, you might even find yourself one of the Kings of the Lions. In the House of the Lords in Rauris, visitors can learn all about the largest birds in the Alps in an interesting thematic exhibition: here you can visit the interactive exhibition with cinema bearded vultures, griffon vultures and golden eagles from nearby Nà Experience. Haus Könige der Lüfte, Dorfstraße 27, 5661 Rauris Website:; E-Mail: Phone: +43 6562 40939 Opening hours: May to October daily 10am to 6pm; Christmas to Easter every Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm Admission: Adults 5 Euro; Children 3 euros

Panning for gold in the Rauris valley

Gold mining has a long history in the region around Rauris: gold was mined here as early as the 13th century, and Rauris was said to have supplied as much as 10 percent of the world's total resources. Even today, ruins of old tunnels and miners' houses can be found in the region, and hiking trails such as the Tauern Gold Trail or the Tauern Gold Trail are reminiscent of gold mining. A more recent tradition, which attracts visitors in July, is the Rauris Open Gold Wash Championships. A special experience for the whole family during the summer is certainly to try their luck with panning for gold. At the original Goldwaschplatz Bodenhaus, about 15 kilometers south of Rauris, this is possible from the end of May to the end of September. Here you can wash real Tauerngold from the natural stream directly below the Goldberg group - in a place where gold was found centuries ago. Theo Huber, a seasoned goldman, shows his guests the right methods to make sure the gold pan ends up with a real little nugget. Goldwaschplatz Bodenhaus, Erlebniswelt Tauerngold ⠀ "Parking at the Alpgasthof Bodenhaus, Kolmstraße 6, 5661 Rauris Website: Email: Phone: +43 6544 7052 Opening hours: end of May to end of September tà From 9:30 am to 4 pm Prices: Goldpanning with course and equipment 6 Euro per person; Equipment and rubber boots rental on site

Numerous excursion destinations attract tourists to the Tauern in summer

In addition to the trails around the resort and the beauty of the Tauern in general, also worthwhile trips to the most striking natural beauty of the region: For example, the Kolm Saigurn valley is considered one of the most beautiful valley in the entire National Park. There you will find, among other things, the beautiful Barbara waterfall and the so-called Rauriser jungle with centuries-old trees. In the Hüttwinkltal, for example, the Rauriser Urquell invites you to visit a series of small waterfalls, lakes and the drinking water well. The wonderfully clear mountain water can be tasted here on the spot and various huts invite you to stop too.

The Krimmler Wasserfälle

For true waterfall fans and travelers, who are not satisfied with the local events, the Krimmler Wasserfälle can be found only 75 kilometers west of Rauris. With a drop of 380 meters, the impressive falls are the highest waterfall in Europe and the fifth highest waterfall in the world. They offer a truly breathtaking view and can be reached from Rauris in just about an hour's drive. The short hiking trail to the falls leads you close by and provides a refreshing shower in the sprinkling of the falls. Krimmler Wasserfälle, A-5743 Krimml No. 47 Website: E-Mail: Phone: +43 6564 7212 Opening hours: Mid-April to end of October open Admission: Adults 3 Euro; Children 1 Euro

The glacier world Kaprun

The Weißsee Glacier World Kaprun is considered a hiking and viewing paradise. Here, in the middle of the 3,000-acre peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park, there are unique views of mountains and glacial lakes. An interesting exhibition gives information on glaciers, rocks and mountain lakes, focusing on climate change and its influence on the glacier retreat and the weather in the Alps. Around Lake Weißsee there are numerous hiking or climbing opportunities for every taste. Weißsee Glacier World, Stubach 90, 5723 Uttendorf Website: E-Mail: Phone: +43 6563 20150 Opening hours: mid-June to end of September daily 9am to 12pm and 13pm until 5 pm Cost: Ascent or descent to Weißsee Adults 15 Euro; Children 7.50 Euro

The canyons of the national park

In addition to the unique waterfalls, the narrow gorges are among the most spectacular sights in the national park. So about one and a half hours south of Rauris at Flattach is the Raggaschlucht. Not without reason also the â € œschlucht of the gorgesâ € called, this is a natural spectacle of the extra class: The special narrowness of the gorge in combination with towering rock walls of up to 200 meters altitude takes regularly Visitors breath. Also, the huge waterfall at the end of the trail worth the approach. Other interesting gorges such as the Kitzlochklamm gorge near Taxenbach are even closer to the resort and also invite to excursions. Website:

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Usually the journey to Rauris takes place from German-speaking countries by car or by train and bus. By car, the journey from Munich (220 kilometers) takes about two hours and twenty minutes - follow the A10 (Tauern motorway) to Bischofshofen and then continue south on the Pinzgauer B311 road west to Taxenbach. From Taxenbach it is about ten kilometers on the L112 south to Rauris. By train ( or you drive to the station Taxenbach / Rauris and can take the last bus from Taxenbach by bus ( or by taxi. Many accommodations also offer a transfer service from and to the train station. In winter, when traveling from northern Germany, the Snow Express ( is also a good option. The nearest airport to Rauris is the Salzburg airport (, about 90 kilometers away. It is served by numerous scheduled and low-cost airlines and offers connections to Berlin, Frankfurt or Cologne-Bonn. By bus, train, taxi or rental car, the airport transfer takes about one and a half hours. A special feature for tourists who do not arrive by car are the weekly excursions organized by the local bus company ( So you can travel comfortably in the coach, for example, in the Mozart city of Salzburg, in the thermal city of Bad Gastein or other attractive destinations.

Rauris city hall

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Gemeindeamt Rauris
Marktstraße 30, 5661 Rauris, Austria
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