Simple. Real. Multifaceted

The Rauris Valley is 30 km long and is known as the "Golden Valley of the Alps" because of its history. Away from the hustle and bustle, the Rauris Valley in SalzburgerLand has preserved what is good and authentic. Thanks to the extremely careful treatment of nature, visitors can now enjoy untouched landscapes, cultural, historical and natural highlights in the largest community in the Hohe Tauern National Park during their summer vacation.

Try your luck as a treasure hunter at the two gold panning sites in the "Golden Valley of the Alps", hike along the old mule tracks or the water information trail in the Seidlwinkl Valley. Visit evidence of the abundance of water such as mighty waterfalls or the Rauriser UrQuell in the "Valley of Springs". Or in the Kruml Valley, the "Valley of Vultures", observe the "kings of the skies" - bearded vultures, griffon vultures and golden eagles - and other wild animals in their natural habitat. During hikes and mountain tours, the numerous alpine huts and mountain inns offer the opportunity to stop for a break. Most of the time, homemade products from the farm itself - alpine cheese, farmer's bread, bacon or a spicy "Kasjause" - are served on the table.

Five side valleys branch off from the main valley, each of which has its own special features and character.

Raurisertal Kolm Saigurn | © TVB Rauris - Fotograf Lukas Pilz
The Hüttwinkltal - The Valley of Gold

The Hüttwinkltal with its valley head Kolm Saigurn is known for gold mining and its mineral deposits. Even today you can find impressive evidence of the gold mining era here, such as ruins of miners' houses.

Kolm Saigurn lies at the foot of the Hoher Sonnblick, on whose summit Europe's highest permanent weather station, the Sonnblick Observatory, has stood for over 125 years. Popular excursion destinations in the Hüttwinkltal are the Rauriser Urwald, the Rauriser UrQuell and the Bodenhaus gold panning site.

Valley of gold

Raurisertal Krumltal | © TVB Rauris – Fotograf Florian Bachmeier
The Krumltal - The Valley of the Vultures

In 1986, the beautiful high valley in SalzburgerLand was chosen for the reintroduction of the bearded vulture. Today, in the Krumltal you can observe the majestic birds of prey and their relatives - griffon vultures and golden eagles - as well as other wild animals such as marmots and chamois. The Krumltal is one of the Tauern valleys most populated by golden eagles.

Valley of vultures

Raurisertal Seidlwinkltal | © TVB Rauris - Fotograf Florian Bachmeier
The Seidlwinkltal - The valley of the packhorses and pilgrims

Where once muleteers laboriously hauled salt, gold and goods across the Tauern, today those seeking relaxation can hike along genuinely old paths and the water information trail. In the certified SalzburgerLand alpine summer huts you can enjoy good food from the farm itself. The Tauernhaus, which is over 500 years old, used to be a rest stop for muleteers. The annual Glockner pilgrimage on June 28th passes through the Seidlwinkltal. In the summer months, the valley bus runs from Rauris to the Seidlwinkltal, which is only open to public transport as far as the Fleckweide car park. The valley extends as far as the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Raurisertal Gaisbachtal | © TVB Rauris – Fotograf Florian Bachmeier
The Gaisbachtal - The valley of myths and legends

On the flower hiking trail to the Karalm and the flower educational trail to the Wastlalm, the flora of the Rauris Valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park is presented to you in the Gaisbach Valley with the help of numerous information boards. This side valley branches off from the center of Rauris. The present-day town of Rauris was formerly named after the Gaisbach, on whose alluvial fan it was built, and was first mentioned in documents in 1120.

Raurisertal Forsterbach | © TVB Rauris
The Forsterbachtal - The valley of originality

Wild women are said to have once lived in the Forsterbachtal, which branches off from Wörth. The valley is characterised by its untouched nature, which is characterised by dense forests, lush alpine meadows and crystal-clear water springs. Via the Edertrog (No. 15) you reach the Lercheggalm, where you can enjoy the wonderful view with homemade delicacies.

Raurisertal side valleys Rauris Valley hiking map