Getting There -- Saalfelden is a major stop on express and local trains from both Innsbruck and Salzburg. Trains from Innsbruck are usually direct, while trains from Salzburg sometimes require a change in Schwarzach-St. Veit. With transfers included, the trip from both cities to Saalfelden takes about 1 2/3 hours. Trains arrive there about once an hour throughout the day. For train information, call tel. 05/1717, or visit

Although Saalfelden is the transfer point for many bus routes heading into the surrounding mountains, few visitors would consider reaching Saalfelden by bus from any large Austrian city, with the possible exception of Salzburg. These buses depart from Salzburg's main railway station about six times a day, making many stops en route (trip time: about 95 min.).

If you're driving from Zell am See, head north along Route 311. From Salzburg, head southwest on Route 312. At Lofer, continue south on Route 311.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office is at Bahnhofstrasse 10 (tel. 06582/70660; It's open in winter Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon; in summer Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to noon.

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