Rauris in the Hohe Tauern National Park is a place of history and traditions – and the ideal starting point for a hiking or skiing holiday in Austria.
Traditions and customs have been maintained in this natural valley, where authentic folklore festivals are genuine treasure chests for guests to gain experiences far away from those attractions especially staged for tourists. People who spend their holidays in Rauris will be involved in the locals’ everyday lives, and they will feel warmly welcomed.
Once a year the Rauris Literature Festival takes place. Since 1970 well-known literary figures have come to Rauris to read from their works. But it is not just the famous Rauris Literature Festival which attracts so many visitors to the Rauris Valley every year.
A holiday in Rauris brings those who are interested on the trail of the history of the Salzburger Land. Around 4,000 years ago the people of Rauris struck gold. Even today you can still take a comfortable stroll and take the opportunity to view the last remnants of the golden age in Rauris, seeing the history of Rauris up close. Discover the former gold mining region of Rauris and take a look at the 15th century former miners’ homes and mining equipment.
The assembly buildings in the centre of Rauris are particularly worth seeing. You can discover more about the history of the former gold mining industry in Rauris, which helped the Salzburg region to achieve fame and wealth in the past, in the Talmuseum and in the National Park Museum Zimmerhütte in Kolm-Saigurn.