An ode to our homeland
The peaks of the Eiskögel tower majestically into the sky. It could hardly be more beautiful than on this high plateau, nestled in the magnificent Salzburg landscape. And yet Werfenweng offers its guests so much more than unique nature: for many years our municipality has been the perfect setting for group trips and incentives, is a showcase location for the topic of “soft mobility” and has already received many an award for its efforts. Find out more here!
We are proud to be
a pearl in the Alps!
Alpine Pearls – this currently stands for 19 exceptional holiday resorts in the Alps. Werfenweng and all of them are characterised by the fact that they offer more than just a nice stay. Soft mobility is the magic word here.
Experience an unforgettable holiday in the spirit of soft-mobility, responsible tourism: environmentally friendly, stress-free, sustainable and service-oriented from the start. We are committed to people and nature, cultivate our regional distinctiveness, our traditions and values and continuously create new areas where you as a pedestrian feel safe and comfortable. So that our children and grandchildren can still experience and enjoy the valuable goods of nature, joie de vivre and humanity.
A beautiful place with a clear conscience
More than 570 projects from eight Alpine countries submitted entries to the Future in the Alps competition organised by the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps. Werfenweng was chosen as the winner by a top-class jury.
Reason: With the project “Soft Mobility – Car-free Tourism”, the village has succeeded in an exemplary way in implementing sustainable mobility concepts and combining ecological effects with economic advantages.
What was needed here were alternatives to traffic jams, stress and the risk of accidents on holiday. Travelling by train should be promoted and become an experience.
The NETS AWARD 2004, organised by NETS (Network European Tourism with Soft Mobility), awarded prizes to projects with such an objective.
Werfenweng was awarded for “Soft Mobility – Car-free Tourism” in the category “Mountains”. The seamless service chain picks up holidaymakers at home and brings them to Werfenweng. The awareness of the contribution to environmental protection also makes the journey an experience.
As part of the impulse programme “Sustainable Management” of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the projects “Soft Mobility – holiday away from the Car” and “Energy Model Community as Energy Region of the Future” were awarded prizes.
In this competition, exemplary activities, measures and projects related to renewable energy sources at regional level were awarded, which have taken important steps towards “energy systems of the future”.