Carpe Solem Mariapfarr****

Alps Residence

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr****

  • The Resort
  • Prices & Categories
  • Impressions
  • The Holiday Regions
  • Contact & Arrival

Resort Info

Facts Figures
In Mariapfarr, Austrians sunniest commuity
34 - 123 m²
up to 10 people
Garage, direct access to the wellness center
Self Catering, Restaurant in the resort
Free, Winter 21/22, parking lot is chargeable
dogs allowed upon request and surcharge in some apartments

Holidays in sunny Lungau

"Carpe Solem": The modern 4-star apartment resort Carpe Solem Mariapfarr is located in Austria's sunniest community at around 1,119 meters above sea level, in Mariapfarr in Salzburg's Lungau - and on an unspoilt south-facing slope. Full of sun, modern apartments that leave nothing to be desired, the direct connection to the health and wellness center Samsunn and the fine cuisine of the “Thomal” restaurant in the resort. These ingredients make your vacation in Austria's mountains unforgetable. You almost have the feeling that one delicacy is chasing the next in the Carpe Solem Mariapfarr: The Lungau Card is also included in the tour price. During your summer and winter holiday, it enables you to enjoy numerous exciting free activities and admissions such as mountain and valley trips on the summer mountain railways, Mauterndorf Castle and the region's outdoor pools. Would you like to work where others spend their vacation? Then book our seminar room for up to 20 people and meet in a very special atmosphere: the vaults of the modern seminar room and the wine cellar are already 800 years old.

Luxurious apartments for your spa vacation

The resort in the Salzburg Alps has a total of 41 four-star apartments with living areas between 34 m² and 123 m². With their fully equipped kitchens and with up to three bedrooms and up to two bathrooms, the modern apartments offer enough space for families and groups of up to 10 people. You can spend the hours of sunshine on the private terraces and balconies or in the garden on the south-facing slope, and in summer also in the outdoor pool at the health and wellness center Samsunn.

In all kitchens of the high-quality furnished apartments you will find a stove (ceramic hob) with oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, sufficient cooking utensils and cutlery. Kettle, filter coffee machine, capsule machine and toaster are also part of the standard equipment in our holiday resort. The capsules for your breakfast coffee are available at reception (for a fee). WiFi is available in all units free of charge.  

The 41 premium apartments in nine categories are all flooded with light and extremely tastefully furnished. Underground parking and free parking spaces are available at the resort, subject to availability. A treat among the premium holiday apartments is the Sol apartment for eight people and 123 m². Sweat it out in the Finnish sauna with a fantastic view on the balcony.

Apartments in the heart of Austria

The Carpe Solem Mariapfarr holiday resort is located in the heart of Mariapfarr, the 2,400 inhabitant town in Salzburg's Lungau. From the Tauern Autobahn (St. Michael im Lungau exit) you can reach your holiday home in just 15 minutes. 100 meters from the resort, take the free ski bus that takes you to the Fanningberg, Speiereck, Aineck / Katschberg and Obertauern ski areas. In summer you can start your first hikes directly from the resort. The UNESCO Biosphere Park Lungau invites you to actively relax in nature, to take a deep breath while hiking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or taking a relaxing walk. To the "real. Be".

  • Next train station: Tamsweg (6.5 km)
  • Next supermarket: ADEG Mariapfarr (200 m)
  • Next airport: Salzburg (120 km)
  • Slopes: Fanningberg (6 km), Großeck/Speiereck (6.5 km), Aineck/Katschberg (20 km), Obertauern (24 km)
  • Hikes: start directly at the resort

Health and wellness center Samsunn

INFORMATION: The wellnesscenter SAMSUNN will open again on the 11th of june. Please note that certain access rules and visitor restrictions still apply. Opening times are daily from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday the wellnesscenter is closed.

A highlight of the apartment complex in Salzburger Land, which opened in 2019, is the direct connection to the Samsunn Vitality and Wellness Center, which can be reached from your apartment via the bathrobe corridor. Admission to the wellness center is free for our guests for three hours a day. [Nbsp]  

Saunas, whirlpools and massages await our guests aged 14 and over so that they can really relax. The offer ranges from the outdoor infusion sauna to a herbal sauna, a crystal dome and a steam bath, an infrared cabin and a relaxation room with water beds. End your day in the small Finnish sauna or whirlpool. In summer there are also two outdoor pools and a children's pool. The entrance fee to the outdoor pool is already included in the apartment price.  

Lungau Card

The LungauCard Summer is valid from June 1st to October 31st and includes a one-time free ride up and down the mountain with the Großeckbahn Mauterndorf, Sonnenbahn Speiereck and Aineckbahn cable cars on Katschberg, free entry to the region's outdoor pools, Mauterndorf Castle and many more .

In winter, with the Lungau Card, you can use the trails in Weißpriach and Mauterndorf, as well as the trail in the Lignitz cross-country ski center, including the night trail, for free. Further inclusive services for your winter holiday: ice stock sport, tobogganing fun on the Preber toboggan run, once a week torchlight hike in Mariapfarr. Our cooperation partners Sport Pichler and the Sportwerk / Ski School Funny also offer a 10% discount on purchases, equipment rental and ski courses.

The inclusive cards are already included in your travel price and will be issued at our reception upon check-in.

Culinary delights during your vacation

The Thomal restaurant also belongs to the Carpe Solem holiday resort in Mariapfarr's center. The competent team around award-winning chef Axel and Stefan Bhuk promises great pleasure: whether it's a pork loin roast with truffled potatoe puree or the delicious breakfast menu - the cuisine at Thomal delights locals and guests alike. The meals are also available to take away. So you can enjoy gourmet cuisine in your apartment in a relaxed atmosphere (and maybe even very comfortable on the couch in front of your flat screen ;-)).  

Golf at a special price

Be ready for perfect fairways and greens in the Murtal golf region! At our reception, you can get a voucher for the Murtal guest green fee. This allows you to enjoy great tee-offs in the golf clubs Lungau, Murau-Kreischberg, Mariahof and Murtal for only € 50.- each (instead of € 76.- to € 84.-).

Prices & Categories

Please select your travel period!


Summer 2021
11.09.-31.10. 01.06.-03.07.­
Apartment Castor Price per night 46,00 64,00 80,00 107,00
Apartment Omega Price per night 66,00 90,00 107,00 134,00
Apartment Omega Family Price per night 86,00 110,00 127,00 154,00
Apartment Polaris Price per night 97,00 133,00 148,00 178,00
Apartment Polaris with infrared sauna Price per night 97,00 133,00 148,00 178,00
Apartment Saturn Price per night 110,00 155,00 176,00 214,00
Apartment Saturn with bunk bed Price per night 128,00 175,00 196,00 234,00
Apartment Sol Price per night 169,00 219,00 239,00 279,00
Apartment Jupiter Price per night 149,00 199,00 219,00 259,00

03.07.-28.08.2021: 3 nights minimum stay with daily arrival and departure
Other periods: minimum stay of 2 nights with daily arrival and departure

10% Early bird bonus for bookings until 31.03.2021

10% discount for minimum stays of 4 nights and stays between 24.04.-03.07. / 28.08.-27.11.2021

Winter 2021/22
    27.11.-19.12. 08.01.-05.02.­
05.02.-05.03. 26.12.-02.01.
Apartment Castor Price per night 79,00 94,00 119,00 149,00 184,00
Apartment Omega Price per night 109,00 129,00 149,00 194,00 229,00
Apartment Omega Family Price per night 129,00 149,00 169,00 214,00 249,00
Apartment Polaris Price per night 159,00 189,00 224,00 274,00 324,00
Apartment Polaris with infrared sauna Price per night 159,00 189,00 224,00 274,00 324,00
Apartment Saturn Price per night 179,00 224,00 254,00 319,00 369,00
Apartment Saturn with bunk bed Price per night 199,00 244,00 274,00 339,00 389,00
Apartment Sol Price per night 259,00 304,00 339,00 419,00 484,00
Apartment Jupiter Price per night 239,00 284,00 319,00 399,00 459,00

26.12.-02.01.: 7 nights minimum stay with arrival and departure on sunday
02.01.-08.01.: 6 nights minimum stay with arrival on sunday and departure on saturday
05.02.-05.03.: 7 nights minimum stay with arrival and departure on saturday
Other periods:
minimum stay of 3 nights and daily arrival and departure

7=6 … one night for free for arrivals between 27.11.-12.12.

Summer 2022
01.10.-31.10. 26.05.-02.07.
Apartment Castor Price per night 59,00 74,00 89,00 124,00
Apartment Omega Price per night 69,00 104,00 119,00 154,00
Apartment Omega Family Price per night 89,00 129,00 149,00 179,00
Apartment Polaris Price per night 99,00 154,00 169,00 199,00
Apartment Polaris with infrared sauna Price per night 99,00 154,00 169,00 199,00
Apartment Saturn Price per night 114,00 179,00 199,00 239,00
Apartment Saturn with bunk bed Price per night 129,00 199,00 219,00 264,00
Apartment Sol Price per night 149,00 224,00 244,00 289,00
Apartment Jupiter Price per night 169,00 239,00 259,00 309,00

26.05.-29.05| 03.06.-07.06. | 16.06.-19.06. | 02.07.-10.09.2022:

3 nights min. stay with daily arrival and departure

Other periods: min. stay of 2 nights with daily arrival and departure

The rates include the use of the wellness-area SAMSUNN (different kind saunas 3 hours per day, two outdoor pools the whole day)

and the LungauCard (from May until the end of Otcober).

Side costs

Final cleaning (obligatory):
Apartment Castor € 70,00, Apartment Omega € 100,00, Apartment Polaris and Polaris with IR-Sauna € 120,00, Appartement Saturn € 150,00, Appartement Sol € 185,00, Appartement Jupiter € 175,00

Local tax (from the age of 15): € 1,50 per person and nicht.

Infrastructure tax valid for SUMMER 21 (from the age of 6): € 2,83 per person and night

Linen set: (linen, 1 towel & 2 shower towels – obligatory): € 13,90 per person and set

Crib (incl. linen): € 15,00 per crib and stay

Dogs on request: € 12,00 per day

Deposit: € 200,00 per apartment and stay

Beginning with winter 2021/22: Parking deck: € 3,-- per day, parking garage: € 6,-- per day. Booking of parking space is only directly at the reception possible. Parking 300 meters from the resort free of charge.

When booking directly via our website, all side costs listed above are taken into account in the booking process, so they are already included in the total price.

Cancellation policy

HERE you find our current cancellation policy

Summer Video

Salzburger Lungau

The Salzburger Lungau is a region of mighty ridgelines, rugged crags, gentle alpine pastures and beautiful lakes. A region that is authentic and that has remained true to itself. Justifiably proud of its traditions, folk heritage and nature that is magically beautiful. In 2012, the natural landscapes of Lungau were rechristened “Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge”. Barely 90 minutes by car from Salzburg City and 60 minutes from Villach, you will experience the rejuvenating benefits of a holiday in Mariapfarr: This world-famous pilgrimage destination is one of the sunniest places in all of Austria and, due to its elevation, exceptionally low in pollen.

Winter holidays in Salzburger Lungau

Ski holidays in Lungau

Here, you are definitely spoiled for choices: Fanningberg Family Mountain (ca. 6 km), Aineck (Katschberg) (ca. 15 km), the Grosseck - Speiereck ski area (ca. 7 km) or perhaps legendary Obertauern (ca. 24 km)? All these ski areas are less than a 25-minute drive from your apartment at Carpe Solem Mariapfarr. The ski bus to the Fanningberg, with its 30 piste kilometers, as well as other ski regions stops just 100 m from the resort and is free for our guests to use.

Cross-country, ski tours and winter hiking

Away from the popular pistes, too, you will be able to experience the beautiful side of winter during your winter holidays in Mariapfarr. 150 kilometers of cross-country trails and marked winter hiking paths draw you out into the fresh Lungau air. With snowshoes on their feet, individualists trudge out across the deep snow, while ski tourers are happy to accept the challenges of an arduous climb in exchange for the breathtaking downhill ride to come.

Sleigh rides and sledding hills

Also marvelous: enjoying the winter countryside bundled up under a wooden blanket in the back of a sleigh, or perhaps zooming down the Fanningberg on sleds with your whole family

Guest card – LungauCard

The winter LungauCard is included in the price for guests staying with us between 1 December and Easter. This guest card offers many advantages such as free use of the cross-country ski trail, discounts of as much as 50% on admissions to various attractions, discounted lift rides in the surrounding ski areas etc.

unsere Ausflugsziele Tipps

My Favorite Places

Sabine Enzinger

As destination manager, my responsibilities also include 4-star Apartment Resort Carpe Solem. Our resort is a perfect base for summer and winter expeditions in our fascinating countryside. Naturally, I want to share some of my secret tips and personal recommendations with you.

I look forward to seeing you here in Salzburger Lungau very soon!

Best wishes,


A visit to the pilgrimage Church of Our Lady and the Pilgrimage and Silent Night Museum in Mariapfarr is almost obligatory during any holiday spent in Lungau. And not just because it lies directly across from Carpe Solem Mariapfarr. Mariapfarr is actually the original Lungau parish and has been one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Austria for centuries. A museum was established at the parsonage in 2002, now home to the magnificent treasures of the basilica, including a silver reliquary altar from 1443. A section of the museum is dedicated to Joseph Mohr, the man who penned the words to the world’s most famous Christmas song. He served as assistant priest in Mariapfarr from 1815 to 1817, and it was indeed here that he wrote “Silent Night!”. The melody is by Franz Xaver Gruber.


Tip 2: Preber See

Legendary Lake Prebersee lies at the foot of the 2740 m-high Preber, roughly a 20-minute drive from your apartment in Mariapfarr. In winter, you can glide along the cross-country ski trail, show off your prowess at “ice stock” or zoom down the hillsides on sleds. Things take a more tranquil and reflective turn in Advent season, when the Ludlalm invites you to join them for Mountain Christmas.

In summer, the Moor Path is a particularly rewarding destination. It is an easy 45-minute stroll and even suitable for prams. Afterwards, youngsters can let off some steam at the adventure playground next to the Ludlalm, while you sample a plate of Lungauer Rahmkoch or Kaiserschmarrn-style pancakes. If you happen to spend your holiday here with us in Mariapfarr in August, there is a special event you simply have to see: the legendary “Prebersee Shoot”. Some 200 marksmen and -women with small-caliber rifles try to hit a target set up 120 m away. What makes this challenge so unique is the fact that they aren’t allowed to shoot directly at the target, instead attempting to get the bullet to ricochet accurately of the surface of the lake!


Tip 3: Weisspriach and Longa

Lungau boasts 60 alpine tarns. And most of those are in the region of Weisspriach, approximately a 7-minute drive from the Carpe Solem. In Upper Weisspriachtal, which is reachable via a toll road or on the valley bus from the Dicktlerhütte car park, you are greeted by an incredibly beautiful hiking area. A little piece of paradise with an array of mountain huts. The crystal-clear River Longa makes a serpentine track from the 1700 m-high Wirpitschsee, dropping in stages down to the valley, and flowing amid lush alpine meadows. Austrian TV viewers actually chose Weisspriachtal and the Longa as the most beautiful place in Salzburg back in 2015. While the Longa truly is enchanting (as well as a great place to go fly fishing and swimming) - you should definitely keep your eyes peeled! On occasion, the very rare Violet Copper butterfly might well indeed flutter by.


Tip 4: Burg Mauterndorf

The fortified tower of the former summer residence of Salzburg’s prince-archbishops is 44 m tall. It treats visitors to beautiful views of Mauterndorf and the surrounding mountains. Burg Mauterndorf is approximately 7 km from Carpe Solem and a great excursion destination for everybody in your family. On the big Knights’ Playground, young lords and ladies of the castle will be able to work off their youthful energy and let their imaginations run wild, too. With your Lungau Card, admission is free for your whole family.

Tip 5: Culinary Tips

Dining opportunities aren’t in short supply in Lungau either. And it isn’t just our own Restaurant Thomal at the Carpe Solem that promises a delectable experience. Let me quickly share a few culinary tips of my own with you: the Eachtling, for example. This name refers to a very special potato variety, a potato that has brought our region quite some recognition over the years. Also rewarding: a visit to Confiserie Hochleitner in Tamsweg and Trausners Genusswerkstatt in Mauterndorf. Though they are but 2 of the 300 extraordinary gourmet addresses you can discover along the 9 culinary pathways of the Via Culinaria in Salzburger Land. But if you are still of the opinion that homemade always tastes best, we suggest booking one of the popular bread baking courses with blogger Christina Bauer in Göriach.


Summer holidays in Salzburger Lungau

Hiking, Nordic Walking, theme paths and biking

Become grounded, rediscover your true self and a sense of peace. Here, it has never been easier: In Mariapfarr, the sunshine longer than anywhere else in Austria, the air is fresh, the selection of hiking opportunities surrounding the Carpe Solem in Salzburger Lungau is enormous. And after an active day in Salzburger Land, you will be able to relax completely in your fully equipped “holiday home”.
The trail network is clearly marked. 70 mountain huts invite yo

u to stop in for refreshments. 60 clear mountain tarns are waiting for hikers to discover – led by one of Lungau’s outstanding hiking guides, if you prefer. Whether you walk barefoot through the forest and breathe in the cool forest air, treat your feet to icy-cold refreshment in a mountain lake or prefer to explore the mountains with the help of the lifts: Your hiking holiday will have long-lasting benefits, as you will quickly find out for yourself…

How apropos: You can set out on the pram-friendly, 4 km-long “Sun Theme Path” directly from the Carpe Solem. 9 info boards share fascinating insights with you about the solar system. Though that is only one of numerous intriguing theme paths in Lungau: including the “Pathway of the Senses”, “Power of Silent Waters”, the “Moor Path” on Prebersee and even a “Bee Path”. Mariapfarr also boasts Austria’s biggest network of Nordic-walking paths: 15 routes and 120 kilometers of clearly marked trails are waiting for you essentially right outside your front door!

Cycling, mountain biking & E-biking

Lungau is the highest E-biking region in Austria and a popular destination for bikers of every kind – whether laid-back cyclist or intrepid mountain biker – here in beautiful Salzburger Land. You might wish to pedal along part of the Murradweg, head to a mountain hut, or even push yourself to the limit on the “Lungau Extrem Tour”.

Summer lifts

With practically no effort at all, fans of the mountains can hop on the lifts and float up to elevations above 2000 m – and thanks to the Lungau Card, which is automatically included with your summer holiday at Carpe Solem Mariapfarr, it won’t cost you one cent extra! Fanningberg, Speiereck, Grosseckbahn and Katschbergbahn are popular excursion destinations for the whole family.

Summer holidays inkluding Lungau Card

Our gift to you! The summer Lungau Card is automatically included in the cost of your stay between the end of May and the end of October. Card partners include outdoor pools in the region, mountain lifts, the Mariapfarr Dampferl steam train and the Choo-Choo Train, SMARTY Land, Outdoorparc Mariapfarr as well as the Parish & Pilgrimage Museum. And at many other attractions in the Lungau region, thanks to the Lungau Card you will receive discounts as much as 50%.

Lungau Katschberg Golf Club

Tee off at 1050 m above sea level. Due to its extraordinary setting, this 18-hole championship course with driving range and a big practice area is one of the most beautiful and most challenging golf courses in Salzburger Land. This golf course lies approximately 14 km from your holiday resort.

Pilgrimage destination, castles and palaces

In addition to magnificent nature, Salzburger Lungau is also a cultural and spiritual mecca. This includes castles and palaces that transport you back to the Middle Ages, numerous impressive (pilgrimage) churches and museums, as well as places of astonishing power that give you an opportunity to “recharge your batteries” and refocus on the essentials …

Contact us!

Carpe Solem Mariapfarr
Pfarrstraße 15
A-5571 Mariapfarr

+43 6604547172
+43 6473 21200

Registrierungsnummer: 50503-004623-2020

Get in touch!

Your journey to our holiday resort


Arrival - Departure

Arrival: Your apartment is available form 4 pm on the day of arrival. Check-In time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Your arrival after 6 pm....please contact our reception!!

Departure: At the day of departure we kindly ask you to leave the apartment until 10 am.

Before our team takes over the apartment  - we ask you to do:

Please leave your apartment in a swept clean condition.

Dispose the rubbish to the rubbish room.

Please wash the dishes and clean out the dishwasher and the refrigerator.

Please close all windows.

Any damages must be reported immediately to the reception.


Linen Set

The linen set is a mandatory extra service and consists of bed linen, shower towels and one large towel per person.

Parking Space

Most of the apartments has their own parking space.

At your arrival you get the number from the parking space from the reception. At Winter 2021/22 parkingdeck € 3,-- per day and parking garage € 6,-- per day and car.

Free parking is 3 minutes far away.

Gaming room for kids

We have an extra room for our kids indoor near the reception.

A big game area outdoor for kids is about 5 minutes far away


For information about dogs, please contact the reception.

In few apartments are dogs allowed.


Payment / Deposit

You can pay your bill by credit card or by cash.

Deposit is required for your apartment upon check-in. Deposit will be refunded at check-out  and after final cleaning. The amount can be reserved on your credit card or by cash.

Coffee machine

I each apartment you will find a filter coffee machine and a segafredo capsula machine for espresso.


Lungau-Card you will get without any fee at the reception.


In our resort you will find the restaurant "Thomal" in the 4th floor.


Please take your own bath-robe with you. In our wellness-center "Samsunn" you can rent a bath-robe as well.

No parties welcome

Please consider that parties are not welcome in our facilities. Further, please meet the public rest periods such as midday, night and Sundays. In the resort itself, please follow the night rest from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. out of consideration for our other guests.

Empfohlene Resorts

zum Resort

  • Modern chalets
  • Amid the skiing and hiking area
  • With private sauna

zum Resort

  • Ski-In Ski-Out
  • Exclusive wellness area with infinity pool, saunas and roof garden
  • Restaurant

Go back