Sankt Johann im Pongau Travel Guide

  • Boiled beef at the table
    Boiled beef at the table
    by JohnPaulla
  • Alpenland Sportshotel in May
    Alpenland Sportshotel in May
    by JohnPaulla
  • the waterfall
    the waterfall
    by Janni67

Sankt Johann im Pongau Things to Do

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    by Janni67 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    The Ironsmith from Oberarl nearby St. Johann did a deal with the devil! He promised him his crippled daughter if the devil would bring him the hot healing wells from Gastein to the front of his house. The deal was that the devil had to finish his work before the rooster croaked the first time in the morning. The devil agreed to the pact and began his work in the darkest of night.
    The ironsmith's wife who was known as a weary witch heard of the deal with the devil. Without hesitation she decided to stop the greed of her husband and grabbed the rooster. She stuck his head into a fountain, and the rooster croaked before dawn. The devil already on his way to the ironsmith's house heard the croak of the rooster and realised that it was too late to accomplish his deed.
    Full of anger and hate about his failure he smashed the hot wells into the canyon so that no human being could ever use the hot wells again. And still until today it is impossible to get the hot water out of the canyon.

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    the waterfall

    by Janni67 Written Nov 8, 2003

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    In the end of the path there's a "reward", this beautiful waterfall :)

    "When at noon the sunlight shines in-between the rock walls, the fine drizzle from the fall lightens up and offers the visitors a beautiful picture in rainbow colours."

    Look at the pic, this was the point where my mom said "oh no, I'm not going THERE" ;) But she did, and it was worth it.

    It seems that after our visit to Liechtensteinklamm the path has been made to go through a tunnel as well...

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    The wooden path in Liechtensteinklamm

    by Janni67 Updated Nov 8, 2003

    There are only wooden footpaths and bridges in the Canyon. Only the supporting beams are made of steel because of security reasons. To stay in harmony with nature everything else is made of wood.

    All the structures in the Canyon underlie very high security checks. Every day a responsible person walks into the Canyon and looks for visible damages. And every spring and throughout the whole season geologists check out the structure.

    Every year a huge amount of lumber has to be renewed. For railings, beams and boards only domestic lumber is used- mostly pine and larch.

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Sankt Johann im Pongau Hotels

  • Hotel Sonnhof

    Alpendorf 16, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, A-5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Alpendorf

    Alpendorf 9, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Alpina Wellness & Sporthotel

    Alpendorf 8, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Oberforsthof

    Alpendorf 11, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, A-5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Verwoehnhotel Berghof

    Alpendorf 1, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Brueckenwirt Hotel

    Hauptstr. 78, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Zinnkrugl

    Family Mayr, Alpendorf 7, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, A-5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Plankenau Wirt

    Liechtensteinklammstr 130, Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Lerch Hotel

    Saint Johann im Pongau / Alpendorf, 5600, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Sankt Johann im Pongau Restaurants

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    Boiled beef at the table

    by JohnPaulla Written Dec 1, 2008

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    We chanced into 4-star Hotel Bruckenwirt and had the boiled beef (served at the table) and went for a 20-minute baked chicken leg, which was out of this world. The boiled beef was delicious and the chef did a great job. We hypotheses that Kaiser Franz Joseph may have lost his grinders & molars when boiled beef was the rage.

    Favorite Dish: Boiled beef and baked chicken

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining

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