Small but oh so beautiful. The town of Untertauern in Salzburger Land had 485 inhabitants on 1st January 2013. Its setting is superb, for Untertauern is situated directly at the northern side of the Radstädter Tauernpass, at 1009 metres above sea level. Untertauern is itself an ancient settlement. Even at the time of the Romans there was a posting house there, since Untertauern was located along an important road across the Radstädter Tauern, which even existed back then. There is evidence showing that the first hotel in Untertauern was established in the 14th century.
Untertauern, a winter paradise
In terms of skiing you can pick from an embarrassment of riches in Untertauern. The Obertauern ski resort and the ski area of Radsadt are very close by and can be reached in 10 minutes by taking the free ski bus. Obertauern is world-renowned for its snow-certainty. Cross-country skiers will discover unlimited cross-country fun on the Gnadenalm, which has 15 kilometres of prepared cross-country slopes, and on the 110 kilometre Tauern slope in Radstadt. There is also a range of leisure activities on offer – an illuminated toboggan run, horse-drawn carriage rides, curling, taking photos in the game enclosure and romantic walks. This means that Untertauern is more than just an interesting alternative to the mountain town of Obertauern. In terms of hotels and guesthouses, Untertauern really stands on its own.