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In the interests of sustainability, we recommend travelling to the Ore of the Alps UNESCO Global Geopark by public transport.

Location of the Geopark

The Ore of the Alps UNESCO Global Geopark is located approx. 50 km south of the city of Salzburg in Pongau in Salzburgerland in Austria. The nearest airport is W. A. Mozart Airport Salzburg.

The municipalities of Hüttau, Bischofshofen, Mühlbach am Hochkönig and St. Veit im Pongau make up the Geopark area. All Geopark municipalities can be reached by car and also by public transport.

Contact us

Bischofshofen Tourist Office

Franz-Mohshammer-Platz 12
5500 Bischofshofen
Telephone no.: +43 6462 2471

Ore of the Alps Association

Franz-Mohshammer-Platz 12
5500 Bischofshofen

Accessibility of the Geopark

By public transport

Hüttau: Hüttau can be reached from the city of Salzburg by train and bus. You must take the train from Salzburg main station to Bischofshofen. Trains run several times an hour on this route. In Bischofshofen, change to bus number 510 and get off at the bus stop "Hüttau Ortsmitte".

Bischofshofen: Trains run to Bischofshofen every hour from Salzburg main station. For example, you can take the S-Bahn S3 towards Schwarzach-St. Veit or the regional express REX3 to Wörgl Hbf to Bischofshofen station.

Mühlbach am Hochkönig: Mühlbach is very easy to reach from Bischofshofen. The 590 bus runs to Mühlbach am Hochkönig several times a day from the Bischofshofen railway station stop (opposite the station). The exit stop is called "Mühlbach am Hochkönig Ortsmitte".

St. Veit im Pongau: To reach St. Veit, travel to the "Schwarzach - St. Veit" railway station. There are hourly connections from the city of Salzburg. From Schwarzach - St. Veit station, change to the hourly bus line 581 and get off at "St. Veit im Pongau Marktplatz".

Information on public transport

Information about bus and train services in Pongau

By car

Hüttau: The municipality of Hüttau can be reached via the A10 motorway, "Hüttau exit".  

Bischofshofen: You can reach Bischofshofen via the A10 motorway. Take the "Knoten Pongau" exit and then the "Pongau/Bischofshofen" exit. 

Mühlbach am Hochkönig: Mühlbach am Hochkönig can be reached via the A10 motorway, exit "Knoten Pongau" and "Ausfahrt Pongau/Bischofshofen". At the roundabout, turn onto the Hochkönigstraße (B164) and drive to Mühlbach.  

St. Veit im Pongau: You can reach St. Veit im Pongau via the A10 motorway, exit "Knoten Pongau", continue on the Pinzgauer Straße B311 in the direction of Schwarzach - St. Veit. Use the right-hand lane at the slip road towards St. Veit. At the roundabout, take the first exit and follow the route (St. Veiter Landesstraße) until you reach St. Veit im Pongau.  

Information on road traffic

Information about road traffic in Pongau