Want to plan your summer holiday to be exactly the way you imagine? You can decide for a new activity every day! One day, for instance, you can conquer a steep trail or perhaps enjoy a leisurely tour up a rocky via ferrata. The next day you can head for a cool jazz concert. In Saalfelden Leogang, about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Salzburg, all this and more is possible. From rugged limestone giants to gently sloping hillside meadows, from rural to urban, from traditional to innovatively modern, you’ll find exactly what makes a summer holiday in the mountains perfect for everyone.
40 years of the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden
Musicians from around the world turn Saalfelden into the coolest music city in the mountains
When the legendary International Jazzfestival Saalfelden celebrates its 40th birthday from 22 to 25 August 2019, contemporary sounds will fill the air again. The variety of jazz styles, performed to perfection this year in the total of 65 concerts, is extremely diverse. The musicians perform both indoors, for example at the Congress or Kunsthaus Nexus and various other locations in the city, and on open-air stages. The outdoor concerts, which take place at the town hall square and in the town park, as well as at the surrounding mountain inns on Saturday and Sunday - over 40 in total - are all free of charge. The new Artists in Residence projects, featuring Maja Osojnik and Lukas König this year, can be experienced in Buchbinderei Fuchs and Saalfelden District Court. All-in-all, the programme for the anniversary year is looking like the best ever.
The Out of Bounds Festival will take place from 7 to 9 June 2019. During this time, the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup will also be held. In addition to the competition, spectators can peak over the shoulder of bike pros and mechanics as they prepare in the Team & Expo Area.
The BIKE festival is well known from Riva on Lake Garda and Willingen in Sauerland. In 2019, it will take place in Saalfelden Leogang for the first time from 13 to 15 September. There are various action-packed competitions for all age groups, test obstacle courses and of course plenty of opportunities to celebrate. At the BIKE exhibition, you can not only see the latest models for 2020, you can even test them yourself! It’s a must for hard-core bikers.
All bike fans should pencil in the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill WM, which takes place from 5 to 6 September 2020 in Saalfelden Leogang.