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Where is Bischofshofen?

The Salzburg municipality of Bischofshofen is located in the St. Johann im Pongau district. It is home to 10,540 people and covers an area of 49.54 km². The municipal area comprises the town of Bischofshofen, Kreuzberg, Buchberg and Grainfeld. Bischofshofen sits at the bank of the river Salzach in the Salzachpongau region, nestling between the mountains of Hochkönig, Tennengebirge and Hochgründeck. Both, tourists and locals enjoy the wonderful countryside of the surrounding mountains as well as the proximity to urban areas, such as the city of Salzburg, Pfarrwerfen and Werfenweng. The federal state of Salzburg is famous for its ski resorts, lakes and towns like Flachau, St. Johann im Pongau and Kaprun. Bischofshofen is at heart of Ski Amade ski resort.

What’s the weather like in Bischofshofen?

Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend and get informed about the snow conditions at Ski Amade. Our live webcams also provide information about open and closed lifts, open and closed ski trails as well as available rooms and hotels in Pongau.

What to do in Pongau in the winter?

Bischofshofen offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for fun days out. Ski Amade ski resort network includes St. Johann – Alpendorf, Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Flachau, Zauchensee and Großarl. One ticket for 270 lifts and 760 kilometres of pistes. A free shuttle service takes skiers from the hotel to the lifts several times a day. Ski Amade ski resort is a very popular destination for tourist from all over Europe. Schneeexpress top station lies at Zillertal Mountain Road, making the ski resorts easily accessible for German and Italian winter sports enthusiasts. X-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing complete the offer. Bischofshofen is the perfect holiday destination combining recreation, wellness and sports. Hotel offers are designed to cater for a wide variety of tastes. So, put on your skis and off you go! And if the weather is not playing along, check out the region’s cultural and wellness offering.

When is the Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen?

Bischofshofen has gained international reputation as venue of the Four Hills Tournament. Every year on January 6th the tournament’s finale takes place on Paul – Außerleitner ski jump; the event is supported by 25,000 enthusiastic spectators. The centre of Bischofshofen turns into a nightlife district, featuring concerts and live bands.

What’s going on in Bischofshofen in the summer?

Pongau is a very popular hiking destination in the summer, the spring and the autumn. Especially autumn sees a lot of sun. Breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy the amazing panorama of the alps from the top of a mountain meadow. You do not need a car to get to Bischofshofen as it is perfectly connected to the public railway and bus network. In the summer Bischofshofen is the ideal base for outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, running or cycling. Kreuzberg leisure ground includes football pitch, beach volleyball court, playground and outdoor swimming pool. The neighbouring community of Werfenweng is member of the Alpine Pearls cooperation, guaranteeing eco-friendly and sustainable tourism. Both, ambitious athletes and families will find the perfect offer in Bischofshofen. Traditional inns, huts and restaurants complete the offer.